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Approved: November 16, 2001
Section III: Academic Affairs
Subsection: D. Academic Programs and Plans

  1. The Board will receive an annual report of curricular and administrative changes which includes the following:
    1. Addition of a new organized set of courses within a major, e.g., option, concentration, specialization, or sequence to an existing degree program;
    2. Addition of an externally funded research or public service activity labeled as a center or institute because of grant requirements;
    3. Addition of a new minor;
    4. Change in a degree title, e.g., the name of a discipline or major without changes in objectives or content;
    5. Change in the name of an administrative (including departments), research, or public service unit;
    6. Creation of a certificate program in a field in which there is a previously approved degree program;
    7. Creation of a joint degree program from two previously approved programs;
    8. Reclassification (change of CIP) of a program resulting from incremental changes or consolidation of two or more degree programs into a single program; and,
    9. Changes in degree designation at the same level.
  2. The Board will receive an agenda report for the following curricular and administrative changes:
    1. Creation of a new unit that does not have an instructional, research, or public service mission including new units that might be named department, division, center, or institute;
    2. Elimination of an existing degree program;
    3. Reorganization, restructuring, consolidation, elimination, and other changes of existing administrative (including departments), research, or public service units that does not result in an increase in subunits;
    4. Creation of a new, formally organized research or public service unit that has a temporary mission of up to five years;
    5. Creation of a certificate program in a field or at a level in which there is not a previously approved degree program at that level or higher level;
    6. Creation of a new program that results from the reorganization or restructuring of the curricular elements of an existing program that have over time evolved into separate and distinct programs; and,
    7. Offer of an existing degree program off-campus in Region #4.
  3. The Board must approve an agenda resolution for the following curricular and administrative changes:
    1. Creation of a degree program in a new field or at a new level (on-campus and off-campus);
    2. Creation of new units of instruction, research, or public service that involve a change or expansion in mission including programs, departments, colleges, centers or institutes, or other formally organized units; and,
    3. Creation of a new campus.