Adding a New Program, Certificate, or Occupational Endorsement Certificate
New degrees, certificates, and occupational endorsement certificates (OECs) require the most time and paperwork of all curriculum actions. The Board of Regents approves new degrees and undergraduate certificates. The UAA Chancellor approves OECs. The procedure for creating new degrees, undergraduate certificates and OECs is the same.
Before formally attempting to create a new degree, certificate or OEC, you must accomplish the following steps:
After this conceptual approval, the formal process to create a new degree or certificate requires a number of forms, which can be downloaded from the Governance website.
Forms required for new programs:
Changing Existing Programs
Forms required for changes to existing programs:
If you're changing courses within the program, see the PICR Course page.
In addition to completing curriculum forms, you will also need to create/update the program assessment plan. This is not required for PICR or UAB/GAB review, but must be submitted to OAA after UAB and Faculty Senate approve the curriculum change.
It is important to be sure that you or anyone with a vested interest in your program do not want the program at all any more. Consider whether it could serve in a modified form (see revising courses or revisions to programs). Coordination with interested departments and planning for admitted student completion of the program is essential.
Forms required for each program to be deleted:
To bring catalog copy changes to the curriculum committee, please complete a PAR form from the governance site and submit the old catalog copy with marked changes along with the new catalog copy. You will find a downloadable Microsoft Word version of the catalog's relevant chapters in the Quick Links section of the governance site.