Subject: Substantive Changes to Existing Academic Programs

Effective: 1/14/08
Last Revised:1/14/08

When a university plans to make substantive changes to a previously-approved academic program, the program should be brought to a regular business meeting of the Chief Academic Officers for review and discussion.
Substantive changes to an existing academic program (degree, certificate, or other form of academic recognition) include:

  • a significant departure in terms of either the content or method of delivery from those that were offered when the academic program was most recently evaluated, such as distance learning or correspondence courses;
  • changes in the geographic area in which a degree program is being offered, either physically or through distance learning technologies

The Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs will make a decision, based on the recommendation of the Chief Academic Officers, whether to approve or reject the proposed changes to academic programs.

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