INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST Approval Process for New Degree Proposals by epmd

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									         INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST
        Approval Process for New Degree Proposals

1. New degree proposal generated by faculty group in consultation with
   the School Dean and the VC for Academic Affairs.

2. Approval by the discipline(s).

3. Approval by the Faculty of the School.

4. Submission to the Chair of the Senate Academic Policies Committee
   (APC) The degree proposal and the budget forms are sent to the
   Chair of the APC as electronic documents. The budget is not
   approved by APC but is merely informational.

5. Proposal is discussed by and acted upon by the APC.
   a.   If approved, the proposal is sent by the APC Chair to the
        Faculty Senate President for placement on the agenda of the
        next Faculty Senate meeting.
   b.   If not approved, the proposal is returned with commentary to
        the originating faculty who then may revise and re-submit it.

6. Proposal is discussed by and acted upon by the Senate.
   a.   If approved, the proposal is recommended to the Chancellor by
        the Senate President
   b.   If not approved, the proposal is returned with commentary to
        the originating faculty, who may revise and re-submit it.

7. Chancellor acts on the proposal, either
   a.   Returning the proposal to the Senate for further revisions,
        explaining why the proposal should not go forward at this time;
        or
   b.   Recommending the proposal to the Academic Officers
        Committee (AOC).

8. If approved by the AOC, the proposal is sent to the
   Indiana University Board of Trustees.
9. If approved by the Trustees, the proposal is sent to the Indiana
   Commission for Higher Education (ICHE).

10. If approved by the ICHE, the program is eligible for implementation.
            INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST
       Approval Process for Changes in Degree Programs**

Minor Changes [See Faculty Senate Constitution, By-Law No. 2, A. (2)]

   1. Documents describing the change(s) are sent by the initiating faculty
      to the Chair of the Academic Policies Committee (APC).

   2. APC discusses the change(s), raises questions, etc.

   3. APC Chair sends the documents to the President of the Faculty Senate
      for inclusion on the agenda of the next Senate meeting as an
      information item.

   4. Change(s) is/are presented at the Senate. Questions may be raised and
      answered.

   5. Changes are implemented according to an appropriate timetable.

Major Changes [See Faculty Senate Constitution, By-Law No. 2, A. (2)]

   1. Same as number one above.

   2. APC discusses and acts on the change(s)
        a. If approved, the APC Chair submits the change(s) to the
           President of the Faculty Senate as an action item for the next
           Faculty Senate agenda.
        b. If not approved, the APC Chair returns the change(s) to the
           originating faculty who may choose to revise and re-submit.

   3. Faculty Senate discusses and acts on the proposed change(s)
        a. If the change(s) is/are approved, the changes are eligible for
           implementation.
        b. If they are not approved they will be returned to the originating
           faculty who may choose to revise and re-submit.


   **Changes in the name of a degree requires use of the complete degree
     approval process, as if it were a completely new degree proposal.
     INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST
    Approval Process for New Course Requests

1. Course syllabus developed by faculty member(s)

2. Approval by the discipline or school

3. Appropriate form obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs
   and completed by the course developer or program coordinator

4. New Course Request form is signed by the Dean as the
   “Chair/Division Director” and by the VC for Academic Affairs

5. Academic Affairs staff transmits copies of the completed form to
   all members of the Academic Policies Committee (APC).

6. APC acts to approve or disapprove the New Course Request.
     a. If approved, the Chair of APC sends the Request to the
        President of the IUS Faculty Senate for placement as an
        action item on the agenda of the next Senate meeting.
     b. If not approved the Request is sent back to the originating
        faculty for additional information, changes, etc.

7. The Senate acts to approve or disapprove the Request.
     a. If approved, the Request is sent by the President of the
        Senate to the Chancellor for approval
     b. If not approved the Request is sent back to the originating
        faculty for additional information, changes, etc.

8. If approved, the VC for Academic Affairs sends the
   Request to comparable academic units throughout the Indiana
   University system for a 30-day remonstrance period.

9. If there is no remonstrance, the request goes to University
   Enrollment Services for entry into the Master Course
   Inventory.
               INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST
             Approval Process for Course Change Requests


The steps for the approval of a change in an existing IU Southeast course
parallel exactly those for the approval of a new course request.

								
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