Subject: Program Inventory

Effective: 3/28/79
Last Revised: 7/15/19

Procedures for Submission of Program Inventory

Board of Trustees policy states that the Academic Program Inventory is the definitive list of all academic programs of study offered by the institutions or units of the University of Maine System. An academic program of study is defined as a prescribed course of study (i.e., course or other academic requirements) that a student must complete within a specific subject matter area. This definition includes academic programs of study identified by a specific degree title, documented on a transcript, diploma, and/or described in an undergraduate or graduate catalog. Thus, all undergraduate majors, graduate degree programs, post-master’s advanced certificates of study, concentrations, minors, associate degrees, and credit-bearing certificates meeting one of these criteria are considered programs of study. Concentrations, minors, associate degrees and credit-bearing certificates, however, are subject to abbreviated review leading to approval and inclusion in the Program Inventory (see Roman numeral II below).

The Academic Program Inventory is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Each summer the institutions are requested to update their portions of the Inventory. The completed document is submitted to the Board of Trustees for the Board’s information each September.

See: Policy Manual Section 305: Program Inventory

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