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Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Programs: Establishment, Review and Changes

A. Program Reviews

Academic quality assessment and development (AQAD) Handbook [PDF]
Schedule for Program Reviews 2014-2015

B. New/Changed Academic Programs

UMass Dartmouth Policy: Procedure for establishing new academic units and/or programs [PDF]
Program Budget Template [XLS]
New Program Approval Form [DOC]
Change Degree / Minor Requirements [DOC]
Option Approval Form [DOC] 
Overview of the processes of proposing new academic programs [PDF]   
UMass Guide to the Process for Obtaining Approval for a New Academic Degree Program [PDF]
UMass Policy: Academic Degree Programs [PDF]
Board of Higher Education Expedited Procedure for New Program Consideration [PDF]

C. Revised and New Course Proposal Forms

Course Revision Form [DOC]
New Course Proposal Form [DOC]
Instructions for Writing Course Description [PDF]

D. UMass Dartmouth Guideline: Types of Academic Programs and Courses

Types of Academic Programs and Courses [PDF]
Certificate Proposal Guidelines [PDF]
Certificate Proposal Form [DOC]

E. Online Program Development

Intent to Propose Online Program Form [DOC]
Online Program Proposal Form [DOC]

Faculty Appointments and Status

Graduate Program Administration


Instructional Policies

Degree Conferral