Undergraduate Program Proposals
Types of Program Propopsals and Approval Processes
- New degrees and diplomas including majors and honours within existing degrees;
- Lead to an exit credential;
- Equivalent of 30-credits (or one full year) or more of study at the undergraduate level (regardless of whether it leads to an exit credential);
- Is a type to be tracked as per the MPHEC decision (subject to change)
Modifications to Degrees and Diplomas
Changes to an existing degree or diploma. Revisions that result in a signifigant impact on the program as designed and previously approved are deemed 'major' and require assessment by Senate and MPHEC...(+)
Early consultation with the contacts listed on the right is strongly recomended to discuss the extent of planned program modifications. Revisions that result in a signifigant impact on the program as designed and previously approved are deemed 'major' and require assessment by Senate and MPHEC:
- Includes modifications to: program requirements; structure; curriculum; outcomes; delivery mode, etc.
- As a rule, changes that affect approximately 25% or more of the program (as listed above), are considered 'major'
- May include any other program modification/type that requires external approval, as per MPHEC scope or decision (which may change from time to time)
Program changes falling below the threshold for major modification review are delegated to the Faculty Council(s) of the Faculty/Faculties offering the program. Notification of the approved change is to be forwarded to the Senate Vice-Chair (Academic Programs) and to the Registrar for information and monitoring
It is expected that minors modifications will be made to programs and evolution will occur. This accumulation of small changes over time may result in a program that is signifigantly different than that which was previously approved. This will periodically need to be communicated to Senate/MPHEC via a full program proposal, and should be tracked by the program/Faculty.
Full Development and Approval Process-New Degrees/Diplomas and Major Modifications
Glossary of Acronyms
|UNIVERSITY QUALITY ASSURANCE|
i. UAPSC (for recommendation to SAPRC)
A New Program or Major Modification may be advertised in the Academic Calendar (with a notation "pending MPHEC approval") once SAPRC/Senate approval has been obtained.
|EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE|
New Minor Program
A proposal for a new speciality or secondary area of study within an elgible degree. Minors are available in some but not all undergraduate programs, and have a minimum and maximum number of credit hours as specified by each Faculty. Students may declare more than one minor. No course can count toward more than one minor, and no course can count toward both a major and a minor.
For more information on minors please view the Academic Programs Minors page.
Suspension of admission of a degree or diploma; termination of a degree or diploma; termination of a major or honours program within an existing degree
'Quick Reference' Checklist
|Click for appropriate proposal form1||New Degree or Diploma||Major Modification||New Minor Program||Suspension or Termination|
|Consultation with Dean/Provost/AVPA3||X||X||X|
|Consult CLT, Financial Services, Registrar (see Internal Assessments)||X||X|
|AACHHR Approval (Med/Dent/Health)||X||X||X|
|Submission of complete proposal package to Academic Quality Assurance Manager|
|Undergraduate Academic Programs Subcommittee approval||X||X||X||X|
|Senate Academic Programs and Research Committee
|Board of Governors consent agenda||X||X|
|MPHEC assessment and approval||X||X||X|
1 Not including AACHHR forms, as needed. Select the AACHHR link for access
2Contact Faculty for form
3 Key outcomes are to discuss institutional support for the concept paper/proposal development; discuss ERBA-Exempt program status (if applicable) and initiate approval steps
4Faculty approval processes may vary