The Program and Partnership Request Process
Ongoing submissions are being accepted for the Program and Partnership Request Process
The Program and Partnership Request Process website provides information, resources, templates, and guidelines to establish new academic programs and external partnerships, make substantive changes to existing academic programs, and/or establish or change organizational structures of academic units at Northern Arizona University.
Developing an entirely new academic program, changing the modality or location for an existing program, implementing innovations, and teaching out an inactivated program all require close collaboration across multiple academic and non-academic areas of the University.
In order to create the smoothest possible experience for faculty, department chairs, and Deans, the Provost’s Office developed this process to bring academic and non-academic areas together to collaboratively support you in the implementation of your new program, location, or initiative.
General Review and Approval Process
Below is a general overview of the process required to fulfill your request. Note that the process always has two phases: A Concept Approval Phase and a Full Proposal Phase. Although this General Process provides an overview, each process below is unique.
Download the General Process
The Program and Partnership Request Process is the first step toward seeking approval of concepts and ideas to move forward with full proposals for the following initiatives:
New Academic Programs, Undergraduate or Graduate, For-credit and Not-for-credit
Use the same forms for proposal that are for-credit, and not-for credit.
Inactivating Academic Programs, Undergraduate or Graduate, for credit and not-for-credit
Inactivating an Academic Program, Emphasis, Minor or Certificate Accordion Closed
Changes in Modality or Location for an Existing Program
Adding “Online” or “Competency-Based/Personalized Learning” as a Modality to an Existing Program Accordion Closed
Inactivating a Plan Campus/Location or Modality Accordion Closed
Substantive Changes to an Existing Program
Allowing more than 64 units of Transfer Credit in an Undergraduate Degree Program Accordion Closed
Requiring more than 120 units of credit in an Undergraduate Degree Program Accordion Closed
Contractual Arrangements and Educational Partnerships
Educational Partnerships to offer academic programs to a specific organizational group Accordion Closed
Inactivating an Educational Partnership or Contractual Arrangement Accordion Closed
Organizational Changes or Substantive Changes to Academic Units