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In the current economic environment, expect new program proposals to be scrutinized closely. Such close attention can delay a proposal for years. Please review the Program Approval Process for an idea of what to expect.
Program changes are generally approved much more quickly. Please see the types of changes that can be requested on the Program Change form.
Each review body may ask you to make additional changes, delaying your proposal. To facilitate all approvals, follow the instructions closely, review the samples for ideas, and consult with experienced colleagues and members of faculty governance committees.
It's also wise to check the timelines for approvals. For example, if an approving body will not be meeting in the spring, then the review of your proposal will be delayed until the next academic year.