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Offer Existing Degree Program Off-Campus

Academic Action

Offer at least 50% of all course and other requirements for an existing degree program at a location that is not on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Curricular Requirements

  • Associate Degree: minimum of 60 credits; 15 credits in residence; satisfaction of UW Green Bay general education requirements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree: minimum of 120 degree credits; 30 credits in residence; satisfaction of UW-Green Bay general education and major requirements; minimum of 2.0 cumulative grade-point average.
  • Master’s Degree: Typically 30-36 credits.
  • Doctoral Degree: Typically 120 credits or 90 credits beyond the Master’s Degree.

Originator of Process

 Interdisciplinary Unit Executive Committee

Approval Process

 CourseLeaf: Program Admin: Edit Program

Approvals/Recommendations Needed:

A – Approval Needed

R – Recommendation

I – Information Only

AInterdisciplinary Unit Executive Committee
ROther Unit Executive Committee(s)
AGraduate Academic Affairs Council
AAcademic Affairs Council
AProvost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
AUniversities of Wisconsin Administration
IUniversities of Wisconsin Board of Regents

Approval Process

The chair of the Executive Committee responsible for the degree program prepares a proposal to offer a degree program off campus as part of the Edit Program form in CourseLeaf.  The faculty committee may consult the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), Graduate Studies, Distance Education, the Library, and/or other institutional offices for advice on program development and support.

If the degree program includes 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 are forwarded to the dean for review and approval.

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 then sent to the Academic Affairs Council (for undergraduate majors) or Graduate Academic Affairs Council (for graduate majors) for its review and approval.

The proposal with supporting documentation is reviewed by the Academic Affairs Council or Graduate Academic Affairs Council.  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 Dean.

The Provost reviews the proposal.  If approved, it is forwarded to the Chancellor for final institutional approval. If not approved, the proposal is returned to the appropriate dean.

The proposal and recommendations are reviewed by the Chancellor, who approves or does not approve the new degree.

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. 

The development of an Additional Location requires approval by the Higher Learning Commission.  The Provost (or designee) submits a request for an Additional Location using the HLC’s Institutional Change: Off-Campus Activities. Note: The development of an Additional Location may require a site visit by the HLC.

If approved by the Universities of Wisconsin Associate Vice President, the Provost notifies the initiating Executive Committee Chair, Dean, Registrar, Library, and SOFAS of the approval.