Academic Structure Changes
Our academic structuring process is used to create and change branches, extensions, schools, colleges, departments, centers, and department transfers.
How to Begin
Before proceeding with the development of a proposal, you’ll need to follow departmental and/or college processes, if present, and receive preapproval from the chair and dean. Next, the academic unit must notify and receive approval from the vice chancellor for academic affairs of their intention by contacting Terri Swim, assistant vice chancellor for Academic Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 260-481-6442 to set up an appointment for consultation.
Take a look at the Academic Structures Process Flowchart to see how academic structure processing works. You can determine which documents are needed by locating the type of proposal you are creating on SharePoint.
Due to revisions and committee schedules, proposal processing takes time. To approximate a completion time, please review the timeline for when the required approving committees are in session. For more information, take a look at the General Matrix for the Administration Approval Process for Academic Programs and Structures.