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Graduate Course and Curriculum 

New Graduate Programs and Certificates

The Graduate School strongly suggests that faculty proposing a new graduate degree program or certificate meet with the Associate Dean of the Graduate School during the early stages of the proposal development, prior to submitting your proposal to the Graduate Council for approval.  This meeting will help align the proposers with the required documents and procedures as well as to help identify any potential issues.  This is especially important for interdisciplinary programs and certificates, as that process involves additional steps not outlined below. 

Prior to submitting proposals to the Graduate School:
  1. Proposing Faculty meet with Dean of the Graduate School
  2. Department Curriculum review committee or proposing faculty develop proposal
  3. Department Curriculum committee votes
  4. Department faculty votes
  5. College curriculum committee votes
  6. College Faculty votes, notification sent to the College Dean's office
New Program and Certificate* Approval Process
  1. Proposal submitted to the Graduate School
  2. Graduate Council Assessment and Review Committee review and approval
  3. Graduate Council Academic Affairs Committee  review and approval
  4. Graduate Council review and approval
  5. Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee review and approval
  6. Faculty Senate Executive Committee to schedule consideration by Faculty Senate
  7. Faculty Senate review and approval
  8. Provost prepares the memo to send to Board of Regents (BOR)
  9. Materials submitted to the BOR Council of Chief Academic Officers (COCAO), Note: New Program Proposals must be submitted 4 weeks prior to the next COCAO meeting for review and processing purposes.
  10. COCAO Reading One
  11. COCAO Reading Two if the vote from COCAO is unanimous, then it goes to COP the same day for a vote, if it is not unanimous it goes to COP the following month.
  12. BOR Council of Presidents (COP) vote
  13. Board of Regents (BOR) vote

*New Graduate Certificates are complete once they have been approved by Faculty Senate and the Provost has been notified.

                   2018-2019 New Program and Certificate Proposal Timeline
                                           (dates are subject to change)

Step

Timeline of submission dates for each step (follow vertically)

Graduate School

Aug 10, 2018Sept 10, 2018Oct 10, 2018Nov 10, 2018Jan 10, 2019Feb 10, 2019

March 10,
2019

 April 10, 2019

Assessment and Review

 

Sep 18,
2018

Oct 16,
2018

Nov 13, 2018

Jan 22, 2019

Feb 19,
2019

March 19, 2019

 April 16, 2019

Academic Affairs

Aug 28, 2018

Sept 25, 2018

Oct 23,
2018

Nov 27, 2018

Jan 29, 2019

Feb 26,
2019

March 26, 2019

 April 23,
2019

Graduate Council

Sep 4,
2018

Oct 2,
2018

Nov 6,
2018

Dec 4,
2018

Feb 5,
2019

March 5, 2019

April 2,
2019

 May 7,
2019

Faculty Senate Academic Affairs

Oct 2,
2018
or
Oct 16,
2018

Nov 6,
2018
or
Nov 20,
2018

Dec 4,
2018
or
Dec 18, 2018

 

Jan 8,
2019
or
Jan 22,
2019

 

Feb 5,
2019
or
Feb19,
2019

Mar 5,
2019
or
Mar 19,
2019

April 2,
2019
or
April 16,
2019

May 7,
2019
or
May 21,
2019

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Sept 25,
2018

Oct 30,
2018

Nov 27,
2018

Jan 29, 2019

Feb 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

April 30, 2019

May 28, 2019

Faculty Senate

Oct 9,
2018

Nov 13,
2018

Dec 11,
2018

Feb 12, 2019

March 5, 2019

April 9,
2019

May 14,
2019

June 11, 2019

Provost office

Nov 16,
2017

Dec 14,
2017

Feb 15, 2018

March 15, 2019

April 12, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 14, 2018

 

COCAO

Nov 29,
2017

 Dec 27, 
2017
 Feb 28, 
2018
 March 28,
2018
May 23,
2018
 June 27,
2018
 Aug 
2018
 

COCAO Reading 1

 Dec 20,
2017
Jan 17,
2018
March 13,
2018
May 16,
2018
 June 20,
2018
 Aug 
2018
Sept
2018
 

COCAO Reading 2

Jan 17,
2018
 Feb 14,
2018
May 16,
2018 
 June 20,
2018 
Aug 
2018 
Sept
2018 
Oct
2018
 

COP

Jan 17,
2018
or
 Feb 14,
2018
 Feb 14,
2018
or
March 13, 2018
May 16,
2018
or
June 20,
2018
June 20,
2018
or
Aug
2018
Aug
2018
or
Sept
2018
Sept
2018
or
Oct
2018
Oct 
2018
or
Nov
2018
 

BOR

Feb 14-15,
2018
or
March 13-14, 2018 
March 13-14,
2018
or
May 16-17,
2018
June 20-21,
2018
or
Aug 2018
Aug 2018
or
Sept 2018
Sept 2018
or
Oct 2018
 Oct 2018
or
Nov 2018
Nov 2018
or
Dec 2018
 

Helpful Links:

New Graduate Program Guidelines- Graduate Handbook Chapter 6, E.1

Office of the Registrar Course and Curriculum Approval 

Kansas Board of Regents New Degree Checklist: (PDF)

Kansas Board of Regents New Program Approval Policy and Guidelines

New Program Assessment template: (doc) (pdf) and Student Learning Outcome  Matrix A (doc)

New Certificate Program Template