Provost

Program Proposal Process

For more information on the approval process of new programs, please make a selection from the following options:

Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

1. Letter of Intent

The first step in creating a new degree is to complete and submit a letter of intent. The letter of intent will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The letter of intent must be approved by both entities before moving to the next step.

2. Full Proposal

The second step in creating a new degree is to complete and submit the full proposal template. This proposal will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and must be approved by both entities before a new program can be implemented.

When completing the template, please read the text in red that provides further instruction. Please also note text shaded in gray that cannot be changed, as it is standard institutional language.

Any program that will be offered fully online, requires field experience, or has a physical presence in another state are required to speak with Cincinnati Online. Please contact Dawn Clineman for consultation and additional information regarding state authorization and SARA.

3. Program Authorization

After a program has been fully approved, the Office of the Provost will communicate this decision to the College Dean and Program Unit. The program unit will then be permitted to complete a New Academic Program Program Submission form.

1. New Certificate Proposal

The first step in creating a new certificate is to complete and submit a new certificate proposal. The proposal will be reviewed by the Academic Committee, but does not require review by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), unless it is a technical certificate. The proposal must be approved by the Academic Committee before a new program can be implemented.

When completing the template, please read the text in red that provides further instruction. Please also note text shaded in gray that cannot be changed, as it is standard institutional language.

2. Program Authorization

After a program has been fully approved, the Office of the Provost will communicate this decision to the College Dean and Program Unit. The program unit will then be permitted to complete a New Academic Program Program Submission form.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education Requires Approval When:

  • Modifying an existing degree program by more than 50%
  • Creating or modifying a track or concentration that constitutes more than 50% of the degree program
  • Changing the name of an existing degree program
  • Changing the delivery format of an existing program (online, accelerated, hybrid, etc.)

1. Request for Modification

Please choose the template specific to your modification request to complete.  The proposal will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and must be approved by both entities for the modification to be effective. When completing the template, please read the text in red that provides further instruction. Please also note text shaded in gray that cannot be changed, as it is standard institutional language.

2. Program Authorization

After a program has been fully approved, the Office of the Provost will communicate this decision to the College Dean and Program Unit. The program unit will then be permitted to complete a New Academic Program Program Submission form.

Ohio Department of Higher Education Guidelines

College Departments and Divisions Requests

Any request to create a new department or division, change department or division name, merge departments or divisions, etc. requires Academic Committee and Board of Trustees Approval. Please email April Poteet for direction.

Contact

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April Poteet

Coord Spec Proj/Programs, Undergraduate Programs

(513)556-3334

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Catherine Smith

Associate To, Graduate Programs

(513) 556-2586