Concept Paper


Development and presentation of a concept paper is a way for proposers to obtain feedback prior to preparing a full proposal. Only required for proposals for New Programs or Major Modifications. The Faculty Financial Officer should be made aware of the submission at this stage. 

Concept Paper Template [pdf] 

Review and Approval Process 

Graduate  Undergraduate
Consultation with Dean/Provost and VPA/Academic Dean Academic FGS
Consultation with Dean/Provost and VPA/ AVPA  
Department/School approval Department/School approval  
Faculty Council approval  Faculty Council approval  
FGS Academic Programs Subcommittee approval  Undergraduate Academic Program Subcommittee recommends to SAPRC  
FGS Faculty Council approval  --  
Senate Academic Programs and Research Committee approval and recommendation to develop full proposal  Senate Academic Programs and Research Committee approval and recommendation to develop full proposal