Change Program Name
Change the name of a department, unit, or program. This does not apply to minors, majors, degrees, or certificates. To change the name of these latter items, see the appropriate procedures elsewhere in this Guidebook (A.4, B.4, C.4, E.2). This process also does not include changes to course prefixes. For that process, see the appropriate procedures elsewhere in this Guidebook (N.5).
No specific curricular requirements. Other requirements may depend on the program’s faculty and/or the dean.
Originator of Process
Faculty Members Concerned, Dean, or Provost
Proposal submitted to the appropriate executive committee.
A – Approval Needed
R – Recommendation
I – Information Only
|Disciplinary Executive Committee (if a disciplinary program)
|Interdisciplinary Executive Committee
|Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Faculty members, Dean(s), or Provost prepare a brief memo requesting the name of a program be changed. The memo must clearly indicate the old name and the new proposed name and must include a rationale for the change. The proposal is submitted to the appropriate executive committee.
The Disciplinary Executive Committee reviews the proposal and may request revisions. If approved, the proposal is forwarded to the appropriate Interdisciplinary Executive Committee for review and action.
The Interdisciplinary Executive Committee reviews the proposal. If approved, the proposal is forwarded to the appropriate dean’s office for review and action.
The Dean reviews the course proposal and forwards to the Registrar for review and recommendation.
After review and recommendation or non-recommendation by the Registrar, the Dean has the option of approving the proposal, not approving the proposal or requesting changes to the proposal. If approved, it is sent to the Provost (or designee). If not approved, the proposal is returned to the initiating Executive Committee for further development.
The Provost (or designee) reviews the proposal and supporting documents and notifies the Dean, initiating Executive Committee Chair, and the Registrar, of the new name.