University Policy #2070
Section 1. Purpose
This policy sets the standard for proposing, reviewing, and authorizing undergraduate and graduate programs.
Section 2: Authority
This policy is issued pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system.
Section 3. Effective Date
This policy shall become effective upon signature by the President and shall remain in effect until modified or expressly revoked.
Section 4. Responsibility
Responsibility for this policy is assigned to the Executive Vice President & Provost.
Section 5: PROCEDURE
Academic Procedure 207, Undergraduate & Graduate Program Approval, implements this policy. Procedure 207 provides guidance for the process for proposing, evaluating, and authorizing undergraduate and graduate programs.
Section 5: POLICY
Metropolitan State University shall delineate a procedure for proposing, reviewing and authorizing undergraduate and graduate programs. Such a process shall include, but is not limited to, the proposal format, documentation requirements, and approvals as evidenced by authorizing signatures by the (1) Department/Curriculum Unit, (2) IFO College/School, (3) IFO Academic Affairs Committee OR IFO Graduate Programs Committee (4) IFO Council, (5) Dean, (6) Provost, and (7) President.
Section 6: REVIEW
This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Deans and the Provost in conjunction with the annual review of the related University Procedure #207.
Section 7: SIGNATURES
Issued on the 16th day of October 2015.
Virginia Arthur, Executive Vice President & Provost
Devinder Malhotra, President