Consider the following when creating a new major, named option, or certificate program.
- Departmental and College support. Work with your department to make sure you have the resources to offer and scale up the program. Your department chair or curriculum leader will discuss the proposal with the Executive Associate Dean.
- Type of program. Use the links at the right (or below) to APIR’s How-to guides and the 131/Non-pooled tuition policies to begin identifying the requirements for your proposal. Note the new procedure for programs with 131 funding.
- Communication. Contact your Academic Planner before you begin the proposal. Also consider which other departments on campus may want to collaborate or offer their input on your proposal.
- Timing. All new programs will have a Fall effective date. (A few start in Summer, but this is rare.) Advertising for a new program can begin following UAPC approval. That means it can be a year or more before students can begin the program. Check the deadlines, and build in as much extra time as possible.