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Discontinue a Cooperative Program

Academic Action

No longer offer an existing off-campus degree program.

Curricular Requirements

Not Applicable

Originator of Process

 Interdisciplinary Executive Committee

Approval Process

 CourseLeaf: Program Admin: Deactivate Program

Approvals/Recommendations Needed:

A – Approval Needed

R – Recommendation

I – Information Only

AInitiating Interdisciplinary Executive Committee
AProvost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
RUniversities of Wisconsin Administration and Board of Regents

Approval Process

The chair of the Executive Committee responsible for the Off-Campus Degree Program prepares a proposal to discontinue the program following the directions provided as part of.

If discontinuation of the off-campus track of the program would impact units outside of the jurisdiction of the Executive Committee, the proposal must be reviewed by the unit(s) impacted.  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. 

When a final proposal is approved by the initiating Executive Committee, the proposal with all supporting documentation is forwarded to the Dean for review and approval.

The Dean reviews the proposal and supporting documentation.

After review, 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 Provost for review and approval.

The proposed changes are reviewed by the Provost.  If approved by the Provost, the Chancellor, 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.

The Provost Office also notifies the UW Associate Vice President for Academic Programs and Educational Innovation (APEI) that the off-campus program has been discontinued, along with the effective date of the action.