New Program Approval

New Program Approval

Process for Creating and Changing Programs at IUPUI

Specific forms and processes are used in developing new undergraduate academic programs. In most cases, new programs require the involvement of central university administration, the trustees, and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE). The forms and general processes are the same for IU and Purdue degrees. Recognizing that the review and approval process is lengthy and dependent on the schedule of IU or Purdue trustee meetings, schools requesting new programs should allow 8–12 months between school-level approval and the desired implementation of the new program for necessary campus, university, trustee, and ICHE approvals.

The academic program approval process is based on and built around the steps required to develop and to offer a new degree program; however, there are many other types of academic changes included in this process.