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Modify Requirements for a Certificate Program

Academic Action

Modify course or non-course requirements of a Certificate program that is in compliance with UW-Green Bay policies.

Curricular Requirements

Credit Certificates: Minimum of 12 required credits in any combination of lower and upper level courses. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Certificates may be associated with an academic program. Certificate not associated with academic programs (i.e. stand-alone certificates) must demonstrate increased employability or enhanced professional qualifications for recipients of the certificate.

Nine credits or one half the total required credits, whichever is greater, in residency at UWGB.

Originator of Process

 Interdisciplinary, Disciplinary or other Executive Committee

Approval Process

 CourseLeaf: Program Admin: Edit Program

Approvals/Recommendations Needed:

A – Approval Needed

R – Recommendation

I – Information Only

ACertificate Executive Committee
ROther Executive Committee(s)
AGraduate Academic Affairs Council
AAcademic Affairs Council
AProvost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Approval Process

The chair of the Executive Committee responsible for the Certificate Program prepares a proposal following the Edit Program form in CourseLeaf.

If the proposed changes include courses or other requirements that are outside of the jurisdiction of the Executive Committee, the proposal must be reviewed by the unit(s) impacted by the modifications.  The chair of the initiating faculty committee is responsible for sending (electronically) a complete proposal to the chair of the unit(s) impacted.  As the proposal progresses through the approval process, it must include written documentation from all of the unit(s) consulted.

The proposal may be revised based on the comments received.  When a final proposal is approved by the initiating Executive Committee, the proposal and all supporting documentation is forwarded to the Dean for review and approval.

The Dean reviews the proposal and supporting documentation.

After review and recommendation or non-recommendation by the Registrar and the Library, the Dean has the option of approving the proposal, not approving the proposal or requesting changes to the proposal.  Approved proposals and supporting documentation are then sent to the appropriate governance committees.

The Academic Affairs Council or Graduate Academic Affairs Council should be the last governance committee to review the proposal.   

  • Graduate Academic Affairs Council – if the proposal involves a graduate program.
  • Academic Affairs Council – if the proposal involves an undergraduate program.

Following the AAC or GAAC review, an approved proposal is forwarded to the Provost. If not approved by the AAC or GAAC, the proposal is returned to the appropriate dean(s).

The proposal is reviewed by the Provost. If approved by the Provost, the initiating Executive Committee Chair, Dean, Registrar, Library, and SOFAS are informed of the decision. If not approved by the Provost, the proposal is returned to the Dean.