Lead Time: Up to 18 months*
- New Calendar, or
- New Degree (or dual program degree), or
- New Academic Program, or
- New Tuition Structure, or
- Accreditation required for new offering**, or
- New Location (for >50% of students
The following guidelines should be used when setting up new programs or making changes to existing programs. These guidelines aim to better support schools and departments and to provide a seamless experience for students. This will be accomplished by ensuring key central units are notified early in the process to work in collaboration with the unit to efficiently and effectively implement the program.
Programs that may require lead-time of up to 18 months (in advance of the first admission cycle) are programs that typically require a new structure (see categories below). If a new program has any of the parameters listed below, it may require up to 18 months of lead-time working with key central units to operationalize the program. It is highly recommended that schools/units contact key central units as soon as possible to begin discussions about new programs.
Programs that may need a minimum of 3 months of lead-time (in advance of the first admission cycle) are programs that typically use an existing structure and require less lead-time to implement. Outlined below are the parameters for respective lead-times:
The new Academic Program Checklist is a set of detailed questions to consider when developing and operationalizing a new academic program or making changes to an existing program. The answers to these questions will assist key central offices (listed below) in optimally supporting these processes and will also be determinative of how much time is necessary to support implementation of a new program. Please forward the completed checklist to Mearah Quinn-Brauner at firstname.lastname@example.org. The completed checklist will be shared with the offices listed below to facilitate initiation of the program.
If you have questions about completing the checklist, please feel free to contact any of the offices below, they will be able to further assist you with any questions you might have: