The Program Request Process
Ongoing submissions are being accepted for the Program Request Process
The Program Request Process website provides information, resources, templates, and guidelines to establish new academic programs, 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 Program Request Process to bring academic and non-academic areas together to collaboratively support you in the implementation of your new program, location, or initiative.
General Program Request 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. Please review the process associated with the Proposal Request Type to fully understand its requirements.
View the General Process
The Program 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.
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
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
Developing Contractual Arrangements and Educational Partnerships
Educational Partnerships to offer academic programs to a specific organizational group Accordion Closed
Inactivating an Academic Program, Emphasis, Location, Modality, Educational Partnership, Contractual Arrangement, etc. Accordion Closed
- Process is unique based on the type of Inactivation
Organizational Changes or Substantive Changes to Academic Units