New Program Proposals

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is your “one-stop-shop” for assistance with developing new academic program proposals.

CAI will assist you in the development of proposals for distance, blended or traditional on-ground programs. Our team will bring together stakeholders to support development of new program proposals including representatives from Finance, Marketing, Enrollment Management, Facilities, the Registrar’s office and other key areas.  The templates for new programs and for transitioning on-ground programs to online, and for new dual degree programs are available for download.  New Program Proposal Template (Word Document)  Transitioning F2F Program to Online Proposal Template (Word Document), Dual Degree - Existing Programs Proposal Template (Word Document), Accelerated Bachelors to Master's Degree (Word Document).

The University’s Academic Planning Process policy (University policy 4.1.4) guide the work of CAI in this area.  The New Program Proposal Development Process includes the following key steps. The process workflows are found here: New Academic Program Idea Generation and Approval Process (PDF), Workflow: Transitioning F2F Program to Online Proposal (PDF). 

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