Academic Program Approval

The academic affairs approval process follows a prescribed path designed to ensure that any new programs are aligned with strategic priorities of the university, support the mission of the originating academic unit and campus, are in appropriate relationship to all IU campuses, and that the necessary resources are available to sustain the program. The Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs (OEVPUAA) is responsible for administration of this process at Indiana University.

Process Overview

The academic program approval process is based on and built around the steps required to develop and offer a new degree program; however, there are many other types of academic changes included in this process. This is represented in tabular form in the Required Approvals Matrix.

Based on university policy, some types of academic changes may not require submission through all levels or may be advanced through some levels of the approval process simply as an information item. The general sequence of the approval process is as follows: