Undergraduate Curricular Approval Procedures

4201.1 General Policy

See policy.wright.edu for ODHE/HLC forms

Wright State University (WSU)

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

New Degree or Major

 

(ODHE and HLC forms available at above website under Curriculum Development and Review)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC), Faculty Senate, Provost, and Board of Trustees

Yes

Yes, if significant departure from current programs, acquired from another institution, or outside HLC stipulations; otherwise notification after ODHE approval

New Educator License or Endorsement and Changes of 50% or more

UCC, Faculty Senate and Provost

Yes, with public comment period and for change of 50% or more of program requirements

Not Required

New Minor or Concentration

UCC, Faculty Senate and Provost

Not Required

Not Required

New Certificate

 

(HLC form available at above website under Curriculum Development and Review)

UCC, Faculty Senate and Provost

Not Required

 

Yes (Formal approval if Title IV eligible or 50% or more courses are new or if significant departure from current programs.)

Modification to Major

UCC

Faculty Senate and Provost required for deactivation

 

Faculty Senate, Provost, and Board of Trustees approval required if change is 50% or more of program, which is considered a new major

Yes, if program change is 50% or more of degree requirements.

 

(Submit ODHE deactivation form if deactivating)

 

Not Required

 

Teach out plan required for programs at closed/suspended locations if 100% of the program is offered at that site. Otherwise, HLC notification for cancellation or suspension with teach-out plan

Modification to Minor, Concentration or Certificate

 

UCC

Faculty Senate and Provost required for deactivation

Not Required

 

Not required unless closing a location where 100% of a Title IV eligible certificate is offered

Location: New and Existing Programs where 50% or more of requirements are offered

 

(Also applies to Certificates eligible for Title IV funding.)

 

See HLC column for closure and suspension requirements.

UCC, Faculty Senate, Provost

 

 

Yes

 

New locations may require public comment.

Notification and receipt of acknowledgement in advance is required before teaching at new location. Approval required if substantial increase/decrease in credit hours. Notify of program cancellation or of more than one semester suspension. Approval of a teach-out program required for closure/suspension if 100% of degree or certificate is offered at location.

50% or more of Degree Program can be completed Online

 

UCC, Faculty Senate, Provost

 

Yes

 

Change request should be submitted at least 3 months prior to planned implementation

Notification if 50% or more of required courses can be taken online (online course defined as 75% or more of instruction and interaction occurs with faculty and students separated)

Name Change

(major, minor, concentration, certificate)

UCC, Faculty Senate, Provost

Yes for Major or degree type (i.e., BA to BS)

No, unless change to degree type (i.e., BA to BS)

New or Modified Courses

 

UCC

Not Required

Not Required

Course Location: New international or out-of-state

(includes closure/suspension for more than one semester)

Provost

Not Required

Notification if five or more courses a year are offered at the location and for closure or suspension.