Office of Academic Affairs

Structures

Academic Structure Proposal Processing Overview: This process is used to create or change: branches, extensions, schools, colleges, departments, centers, and department transfers.

How to Begin - VCAA Approval

Before proceeding with the development of a proposal, the academic unit requesting to create or change an academic structure must follow departmental and/or college processes, if present, and receive pre-approval from the chair and dean. Next, the academic unit must notify and receive approval from the VCAA of their intention by sending an email to Jeff Malanson at malansoj@pfw.edu or call (260) 481-6694 to setup an appointment for consultation.

Process Flowchart

The following chart provides an overall look at academic structure processing.

Academic Structures Process Flowchart - updated 5/17

You can also determine which documents are needed by locating the type of proposal you are creating at the following SharePoint site.

https://ind657.sharepoint.com/sites/collaboration/AcademicCurriculum/SitePages/Home.aspx

Approval Process

The following document provides information on the academic structures approval process.

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.

General Matrix for the Administration Approval Process for Academic Programs and Structures  -  updated 5/17

Overview of Documents Needed

The following chart provides a table view of the documents needed for each type of program proposal.

Chart of Required Documents for New Academic Structures and Changes - updated 5/17

Structure Documents

Submission Process: Please get VCAA approval before completing forms. Send the completed form(s) as developed with needed signatures to Jeff Malanson, LA 203.

Remonstrance List and Archive

Forms:

Structure

Documents

1) School/College: New

2) Department: New

3) Department: Transfer to a different School/College

New School/Dept/Transfer Cover Sheet - new 5/17

Purdue Board of Trustees (BOT) Transmittal Form - updated 8/15

Memo from Chair to Dean, and VCAA - updated 5/17

1) School/College: Name Change

2) Department: Name Change

Structural Name Change Cover Sheet - new 5/17

Purdue Board of Trustees (BOT) Transmittal Form - updated 8/15

Memo from Chair to Dean, and VCAA - updated 5/17

Timeline

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2018-19 Timeline for Changes to Existing/New Programs

Questions?

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