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Developing New Programs, Majors or Certificates

Section IV: Annual Progress Report


The interactive electronic version of this Annual Progress Report form Is currently under development.

An annual written progress report to the Provost andExecutive Vice President and either the Graduate Council or the UndergraduateCouncil must be made each year on or before October 15, for at least the firstthree years of new program operation. The department chair or program chairshall complete Part A of Section IV of the Annual Progress Report.

The department chair or program chair shall sign thereport in Part B and submit the completed Annual Progress Report tothe dean for approval and signature. The department chair or program chairshall submit the report to the undergraduate or graduate council chair forcomment and request to be included on the agenda for the first meeting of thefall semester.

At the first meeting of the fall semester the councilwill be asked to approve the continuance of the program. If the program isapproved the document will be forwarded to the Office of the Provost andExecutive Vice President for further comment and final approval of continuance.It the council does not approve the continuance as indicated by thechairperson’s signature, the department or program chair must complete a Policyand Procedures form for the Elimination of Programs.

No later than October 15, the report including allsignatures shall be submitted to Assistant Provost, Assessment andAccreditation for comment and approval by the Provost and ExecutiveVice President .



Part A

A. Briefly summarize the assessment of the expectedlearning outcomes for this program. Comment on the progress in the five-yearcycle of assessment for the program. Include information and data thatindicates that the program should be supported for an additional year.

B. Additional comments from the undergraduate orgraduate council chair.

C. Additional comments from the Provost and ExecutiveVice President or designee.

Part B

The following signatures of approval are required:

  1. Department or Program Chair
  2. College Dean
  3. Chair, Graduate Council OR
    Chair, Undergraduate Council
  4. Provost and Executive Vice President


Updated 01-24-2012 Office of the Provost & EVP