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Welcome to the new degree program, major, or certificate proposal section of the Provost’s website. The information on this site and the related links are provided to assist departments and programs through a series of steps of determining the feasibility of launching and sustaining a new degree program, major or certificate and to provide guidance for making a strong academic case and a business case for a program that shows promise of success.
We have recently revised the process to better assist you in writing a successful proposal. The proposal expectations are now aligned with Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (commonly known as the HLC ). With the increasing national focus on accountability in higher education, faculty are encouraged to pursue the development of innovative programs and use the framework in these procedures to present convincing arguments for introducing the new programs. We hope that the new program proposal template will clarify the proposal-writing process and help you to establish a strong academic case for your program and demonstrate that the program is economically sustainable. Any questions related to the process may be directed to the Office of the Provost.
All new majors, certificates, and degrees shall:
Proposals for new majors or programs should be submitted through RU Access. Please check back for detailed instructions.
Programs seeking to develop a new minor must contact the Associate Director for Institutional Research and Assessment who will assist the program in reporting the minor to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Updated: 05-25-2012 Office of the Provost & EVP