Proposals follow the integrated decision-making paths outlined in accordance with University Rules. This narative is illustrated visually in the flowchart above.
Example 1: Faculty in the College of DAAP develop full proposal for a Ph.D. program in Architecture. The proposal is approved through the college governance structure and forwarded by the dean to Graduate Council for review. Graduate Council vets the proposal with appropriate groups and submits it through the integrated decision-making form. Given the academic nature of the proposal, it is sent to AC for review. AC shares the proposal with FCC and considers any feedback before endorsing and forwarding to the Provost who seeks advice as necessary. Provost considers input and either returns to AC for further information or forwards through the President to the Board of Trustees. (All new degree programs require UC Board and OBR approval).
Example 2: In response to an audit finding and requests from several university offices, the Financial Policy Development Committee (FPDC) drafts a policy on university advances. FPDC vets the policy draft with appropriate groups and then submits the policy draft through the integrated decision-making form. Given the financial nature of the proposal, it is sent to BC for review. BC shares the policy draft with FCC and considers any feedback before endorsing and forwarding to the Provost who seeks advice as necessary. Provost considers input and either returns to BC for further information or forwards with endorsement to the President for consideration. President may approve and charge policy owner to implement or return to the Provost for further information or clarification. (Such a policy does not require Board approval.)