Academic Program Information

Development & Approval

The development, revision, and approval of academic programs happens at various levels and stages across our campuses. These processes originate at the programmatic and departmental level, progressing through the colleges, to the Office of the Provost and, if necessary, the Board of Regents. The stages of development and approval are intended to be additive, with each step bringing value and comprehensiveness to the academic program. As proposals make their way through the approval process to the Office of the Provost, consultation is solicited from colleagues in Graduate and Undergraduate Education, as well as the Academic Health Center.

The development and revision of programs is a significant and time-consuming process. Please contact Emily Ronning (612-626-8031 or ronn0044@umn.edu) for assistance at any stage.