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Establish a New Stand-alone Minor

Academic Action

Establish a new stand-alone minor that is in compliance with UW-Green Bay and the Universities of Wisconsin policies. Stand-alone minors are minors not associated with other major programs. (Global Studies and Women's and Gender Studies are examples of stand-alone minors.)

Curricular Requirements

Minimum of 18 degree credits including 12 at the upper level.

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

I – Information Only

AInitiating Faculty Committee
ROther Interdisciplinary/Disciplinary Executive Committee(s)
AAcademic Affairs Council
AProvost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
AFaculty Senate (if no corresponding major)
IUniversities of Wisconsin Administration and Board of Regents

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.

Note: Stand-alone minors require independent Executive Committees. The process to establish a new academic unit (as described on page 39 of this Guide) is completed simultaneously with the establishment of a new minor process.

The proposal must be reviewed by all academic unit(s) that will contribute to the new minor (in terms of curriculum or resources) or 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.

Once the affected units have reviewed and approved the proposal, 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 proposal and supporting documentation are reviewed by the Academic Affairs Council. If the proposal is approved by the AAC the proposal is forwarded to the UC and Faculty Senate. If it is not approved, it is returned to appropriate dean(s).

The Dean(s) is responsible for presenting the proposal to the Faculty Senate. If the Faculty Senate approves the proposal, it is sent to the Provost for review and approval. If not approved by the Faculty Senate, the proposal is returned to the appropriate dean.

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.

The Provost (or designee) notifies the UW Associate Vice President for Academic Programs and Educational Innovation (APEI) via the Online Program Planning Form that program has been discontinued and the effective date of the change.