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Program Suspension/Termination

Definition of Suspensions/Terminations of Graduate Programs

Senate approval is delegated to SAPRC. Suspensions or terminations would include:

  • Suspension of admisssion to a degree or diploma;
  • Termination of a degree or diploma;
  • Termination of a major or honours program within an existing degree

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.

Program Proposal
  1. Initiating Group
  2. Dean/P&VPA/AD-FGS1
  3. Department/School
  4. Faculty Council
  5. AACHHR (Health Professions/ Dentistry/Medicine)
  6. Graduate Studies
    · FGS - APCC
    · FGS - Council
  7. SAPRC
  8. Board AA&R
  9. MPHEC
Faculty Deans must consult at an early stage with the Provost & Vice-President Academic on each concept paper and program proposal.

1Please consult with the Faculty Dean as each Faculty approval process may vary.

Forms to be Completed/Reviewed

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 kim.thomson@dal.ca.

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.