Program Approval Process Presentation

September 2014
Office of Academic Affairs,
Assessment and
Institutional Research
 Submission
and approval process
• Revised form
• Document requirements
• Posting of proposals
• New deadlines
 Concerns
• Raising concerns
• Addressing concerns
 Coming
soon – workflow
To encourage and
facilitate innovation while
promoting transparency
and avoiding redundancy
and inefficiency.
Four parts
General program information (r)
ii. Additional required information (r)
iii. Equivalence, Confusion, Overlap or
Redundancy with Existing Programs (as
identified or raised)
iv. Signatures
r = required
Request to Establish, Terminate or
Change an Academic Program (word)
Executive Summary (template) (word)
Proposal (word preferred)
One page curriculum overview (pdf)
• 8 semester grid (undergraduate)
• Semester-by-semester or list of courses with
titles (graduate and professional)
 Submit
to [email protected]
 Review
• Undergraduate Studies
• Graduate Studies
• Academic Affairs, Assessment & IR (professional
 Schools
encouraged to address issues of
redundancy/overlap/confusion in
preparation and submission stages of
 Responsibility of proposer to
• Seek endorsements
• Address concerns
 TRAC: Temple Review of Academic Programs and Courses
 10
day posting (aligned with BOT calendar)
 Basic information and curriculum grid
Concerns must fit one of the following
• Proposed program equivalent/redundant with an
existing program
• Proposed program confusion/overlap with an
existing program
• Proposed program not aligned with
areas/disciplines in the school/college
Any individual can post a concern, however, schools and colleges are
strongly encouraged to raise concerns through Dean’s Office (designee)
 Concerns
submitted via TRAC
 Email notification to
• [email protected]
• Individual responsible for proposal
 No
considered for AAC agenda
 Concerns
addressed during posting
program considered for
AAC agenda
 Concerns
not addressed
 Program
proposals submitted according to
BOT-driven deadlines
 Allow
time for additional approvals (Graduate
Board, tuition and fees)
 Academic
program items will only go
before the Board in October, December,
February/March, April/May [NOT JULY]
 Resources
 Contacts:
• Jodi Levine Laufgraben
• Michele O’Connor
• Zeb Kendrick
• Joan McGoldrick
 [email protected]

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