The approval process for new graduate degree programs includes submission of two documents: the Planning Notice of Intent (PNOI) and the Full Program Proposal. New degree programs require Graduate School review, including evaluation by external reviewers, followed by consideration and approval by UWT Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee. Proposals are forwarded to the UW Board of Regents for final approval.
Processes for Proposing a New Graduate Degree Program (Read First)
Academic units submit a proposal, which will be sent by the Graduate School to academic stakeholders from the three UW campuses. The proposal will be revised as needed, taking into account any observations that stakeholders have submitted during the comment periods. New certificate programs require Graduate School review, followed by consideration and approval by UWT Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee, and approval of the UWT Executive Associate Vice Chancellor. Proposals are forwarded to the UW Board of Regents for final approval.
Processes for Proposing a New Graduate Certificate Program (Read First)
The APCC reviews and approves graduate program modifications. All program materials should be submitted through the APCC Canvas site prior to the APCC meeting.
Schools should consult with the Graduate School’s Office of Academic Affairs and Planning when considering program modifications. This should be done in advance of submitting changes to the APCC to ensure if the proposed change needs to be approved by the Graduate School, the documentation and process meet their requirements.