Academic Program Actions & Processes
Academic Program, Degree, Major, or Primary Field of Study Name Change
Organizational Unit Changes
Organizational unit, center, institute, department, school, or college changes require Board of Regents approval. A name change to an organizational unit that is cosmetic in nature requires NSHE Academic Affairs Council (AAC) approval.
To find out the deadline for the next AAC agenda, contact Kristene Fisher at 895-5182.
Organizational unit change forms are found here, toward the bottom of the page.
Please complete the appropriate form and email it to Carl Reiber, firstname.lastname@example.org, copying Kristene Fisher, email@example.com. The dean must attach a signed PDF memo giving the details/outcome of the department vote and a statement and rationale in support of the request. Note that it will be sent to NSHE with the completed form.
Once approval has occurred, a Provost Alert through UNLV Official email will be issued to the campus.
New Program, Degree, Major Pre-proposal
A pre-proposal is the first step in the new program, degree, or major process. Below is a checklist to guide you through the steps in the pre-proposal. It contains the information needed to complete and route the form through the approval process. The pre-proposal form is the next document. It must be submitted with all signatures.
New Program, Degree, Major Proposal
The full proposal is the second step in the new program, degree, or major process. The full proposal requires a resource analysis and an academic assessment plan. There is a checklist to guide you through the steps in the proposal process. It contains the information needed to complete the documents and submit them. It must be submitted in MS Word.
Proposal Coversheet - submit in Word format
Academic Assessment Plan
Program Proposal Academic Assessment Plan Instructions
NSHE Proposal Form - submit in Word format
NSHE Resource Analysis Forms A, B, C - submit in Excel format
Program Mode of Delivery Elimination
Program, Degree, Major Elimination
An undergraduate program, degree, or major elimination is approved at the college level, by the Faculty Senate, the NSHE Academic Affairs Council, and the Board of Regents. Once the Board of Regents provides the official notification of the approval of the elimination, a Provost Alert is issued by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. The Provost Alert serves as the official notification to the campus that the program has been eliminated. The unit can then begin the process to eliminate courses, if necessary.
Undergraduate Program, Degree, Major Hold
A program, degree, or major can be placed on hold for a maximum of 3 years with the approval of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. It must then either be opened for admissions and the courses taught or eliminated.
Undergraduate Request Form - submit in Word format
Undergraduate Program, Degree, Major Reactivation (Remove from Hold) Request
If you have questions, please call x51267