Definition of New Graduate Programs
Approval by Senate is required, following a recommendation from SAPRC. New programs would include:
- New degrees and diplomas;
- Any program modification or program termination deemed by SAPRC to warrant review by Senate;
- A program which leads to an exit credential;
- A program which is a type to be tracked as per the MPHEC decision
Approval Process Chart
All academic program submissions to the Faculty of Graduate Studies or Senate must be submitted under a Dean’s signature. All program proposal files MUST be sent into each respective office as one PDF file. Multiple individual files will NOT be accepted.
Please note that a mandatory early planning meeting is required for new program proposals. Contact email@example.com to ensure your meeting is scheduled prior to completing any forms.
|Concept Paper1 (Word
Faculty Deans must consult at an early stage with the Provost & Vice-President Academic on each concept paper and program proposal.
1 At the concept paper stage for all academic programs the Faculty Financial officer must be made aware of the submission.
2 Please consult with the Faculty Dean as each Faculty approval process may vary.
3 New program proposals indicate that a new tenure-track appointment will be required in order to deliver the program, the proposal must have a letter from the VPA indicating that this tenure-track appointment is/will be approved.
4 The Senate Academic Programs and Research Committee (SAPRC) would like to receive an update for all new and major modified programs, 2 years after the first students have been admitted to the new or modified program. This form will only be for information purposes.
Forms to be Completed/Reviewed
- Quality Assurance of Graduate Programs at Dalhousie University (PDF)
- Initial Concept Paper (Word or PDF)
- MPHEC Program Proposal Information and Forms:
- Internal assessments checklist (Word)
- AACHHR new program proposal form for Health Professions, Dentistry and Medicine (see note below)
- Senate update for all new and major modified programs (PDF)
Note on Health and Health-Related Programs
Submissions to AACHHR must be made under the signature of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. Please contact the Executive Director, Provost Office, 902-494-2591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program submissions of health and health-related program proposals to the MPHEC must be accompanied by a letter from the AACHHR, indicating their support of the proposed program. The MPHEC’s program assessment criteria differ from those of AACHHR; as a result, AACHHR support does not guarantee MPHEC approval.
More information about AACHHR information requirements, including relevant contact information, can be found here. Notwithstanding the AACHHR’s information requirements, all health and health-related proposals submitted to the MPHEC must be drafted using the MPHEC Information Requirements for new, modified, or terminated programs.