Office of Academic Affairs

Academic Structure Proposal Processing Overview: Purdue academic structural proposals are processed with all paper-based forms and signatures.

How to Begin - VCAA Approval

Before proceeding with the development of a proposal, an academic unit requesting to create or change an academic structure must notify and receive approval from the VCAA of their intention by sending an email to Carol S. Sternberger at sternber@ipfw.edu or call (260) 481-5798 to setup an appointment for consultation.

Process Flowchart

The following chart provides an overall look at academic structure processing.

Academic Structures Process Flowchart - updated 5/17

Approval Process

The following document provides information on the academic structures approval process.

Due to revisions and committee schedules, proposal processing takes time. To approximate a completion time, please review the timeline for when the required approving committees are in session.

General Matrix for the Administration Approval Process for Academic Programs and Structures  -  updated 5/17

Overview of Documents Needed

The following chart provides a table view of the documents needed for each type of program proposal.

Chart of Required Documents for New Academic Structures and Changes - updated 5/17

Structure Documents

Submission Process: Please get VCAA approval before completing forms. Send the completed form(s) as developed with needed signatures to Carol S. Sternberger, Kettler Hall, Room 174.

Remonstrance List and Archive

Forms:

Structure

Documents

1) School/College: New

2) Department: New

3) Department: Transfer to a different School/College

New School/Dept/Transfer Cover Sheet - new 5/17

Purdue Board of Trustees (BOT) Transmittal Form - updated 8/15

Memo from Chair to Dean, and VCAA - updated 5/17

1) School/College: Name Change

2) Department: Name Change

Structural Name Change Cover Sheet - new 5/17

Purdue Board of Trustees (BOT) Transmittal Form - updated 8/15

Memo from Chair to Dean, and VCAA - updated 5/17

Timeline

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2017-18 Timeline for Changes to Existing/New Programs

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