Academic Affairs

Preparing the Cover Letter

 

The final step in preparing a new program proposal is to suggest a cover letter to the President. Attaching a proposed letter that the Chancellor may use to endorse your proposal allows you the opportunity to summarize the strengths of the proposal. Of course, the Chancellor will probably revise the letter. He may even return the proposal and ask you to delay or revise it.

The three specific criteria that President Elson Floyd requires before he will approve a proposal are found in the VPAA's Summary of the additional materials.

You'll notice a great deal of overlap between the CBHE and the President's criteria. As is obvious in the sample letter (available as a PDF file), you may reference the pages where the documentation is presented and explained. Of course, since most proposals require modifications during the campus review, be certain that the page numbers in your final draft are the ones cited in the suggested cover letter.


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