Program Development and Revision

FOR NEW PROGRAMS: FOR NEW PROGRAMS ONLY, complete the CIM Program Proposal  and submit your program-related request. Once the program request has received all necessary levels of approval at the department and college levels, the proposal(s) will be scheduled for review by the Graduate School (in the case of graduate programs), and/or for review by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies (in the case of undergraduate programs). Following this, the proposal will be reviewed by the Office of the Provost to assess the viability of the proposed program. The proposal will then be redirected back to your unit, with instructions to provide curriculum models and/or any other relevant program-related information. The proposal will again be routed through the appropriate department- and college-level approval processes, before being scheduled for review by the Graduate Council (in the case of graduate programs) or the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) (in the case of undergraduate programs). Following approval by the appropriate university-level body, the proposal will need to be prepared for any necessary off-campus approvals. Please contact the Coordinator for Curriculum Management in order to discuss these arrangements.

FOR REVISIONS TO EXISTING PROGRAMS: FOR EXISTING PROGRAMS, complete the CIM Program Proposal (see: below) and submit your program-related request. Once the program request has received all necessary levels of approval at the department and college levels, the proposal(s) will be scheduled for review by the Graduate Council (in the case of graduate programs) or the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) (in the case of undergraduate programs). Following approval by the appropriate university-level body, the proposal will need to be prepared for any necessary off-campus approvals. Please contact the Coordinator for Curriculum Management in order to discuss these arrangement.
Off-campus approval where necessary will consist of review by Auburn University’s Board of Trustees and/or the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). Following review and approval by the Board of Trustees, the proposal will be forwarded to ACHE for review and — depending upon the type of program — approval (see: below, for schedule of meeting dates and deadlines).*
* – Note that graduate program proposals at the master’s and doctoral level will require an additional level of approval prior to their submission to ACHE. All program proposals are submitted to the Alabama Council of Graduate Deans (see: below, for schedule of meeting dates and deadlines) for review, comment, and approval, prior to submission to ACHE.
REVISED (January 2012): Any new course proposal associated with a new degree program must list the same effective term as that program (e.g.: if a new BA is being proposed for Fall 2015 implementation, all new course requests associated with that BA must also list a Fall 2015 effective term).
Complete the CIM Program Proposal (see: below) and submit your program-related request. Once the program request has received all necessary levels of approval at the department and college levels, the proposal(s) will be scheduled for review by the Graduate Council (in the case of graduate programs). Following approval by the appropriate university-level body, the proposal will need to be prepared for any necessary off-campus approvals. Please contact the Coordinator for Curriculum Management in order to discuss these arrangements.
Following approval by the Auburn University Board of Trustees, the proposal will be forwarded to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) for review as an item of information (see: below, for schedule of meeting dates and deadlines).

Minors at the graduate and undergraduate level do NOT require off-campus approval, and will thus complete the process upon review and approval by the appropriate curriculum committee.

REVISED (January 2012): Any new course proposal associated with a new degree program must list the same effective term as that program (e.g.: if a new BA is being proposed for Fall 2015 implementation, all new course requests associated with that BA must also list a Fall 2015 effective term).[

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