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Establish a New Minor

Academic Action

Establish a new minor as a subset of an existing major program (e.g. Biology, History, etc.) that is in compliance with UW-Green Bay and Universities of Wisconsin policies.

Curricular Requirements

Minimum of 18 degree credits including 12 at the upper level. Music, Art and Theatre disciplines are exempt from this requirement.

Originator of Process

Interdisciplinary, Disciplinary, or Other Unit Executive Committee

Approval Process

CourseLeaf: Program Admin: Propose New Program

Approvals/Recommendations Needed:

A – Approval Needed

R – Recommendation

AInitiating Faculty Committee
ROther Interdisciplinary/Disciplinary Executive Committee(s)
AAcademic Affairs Council
AProvost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Approval Process

A Faculty Committee prepares a proposal following the Propose New Program form in CourseLeaf. The faculty committee may consult the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), Graduate Studies, and/or other institutional offices for advice on program development.

If the proposed minor involves courses or other requirements that are outside the jurisdiction of the initiating committee, the proposal must be reviewed by the academic unit(s) that will be impacted if the minor is approved. 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 suggestions received. The appropriate Interdisciplinary and/or Disciplinary Unit Executive Committee must also approve the proposal before it is forwarded to the Dean.

The Dean reviews the proposal and supporting documentation. He then forwards all to the Registrar and the Library for review and recommendation.

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 sent to the Academic Affairs Council.

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