In addition to the Academic Program Action (APA) form, the proposing department/unit will need to prepare both a Program Planning Summary (PPS) and a full proposal in CHE format. Any program related to P-12 educator preparation requires a letter of endorsement from the Dean of the College of Education. Interdisciplinary program proposals should include letters of concurrence from all involved units.
CHE approvals occur on a quarterly cycle. Educator-preparation programs require additional approvals by the State Department of Education. Approvals from SACS may take as long as six months. New programs may only be marketed and assigned a major code by the University Registrar after CHE and SACS approvals have been received by the Provost’s Office.
General Approval Timeframe: Two years from submission to Dean’s Office to admission of first students.