Graduate Curricular Approval Procedures

4202.1 General Policy

See policy.wright.edu for HLC form for new certificate

Wright State University (WSU)

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

New Degree Program

 

Graduate Council, 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

Graduate Council and Provost

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

Not Required

New Concentration

Graduate Council and Provost

Not Required

Not Required

New Certificate

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

Graduate Council 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 Program

Graduate Council

 

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

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

 

Submit ODHE deactivation form if deactivating

Not Required

 

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

Modification to Concentration or Certificate

Graduate Council

Deactivate requires Provost approval

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.

Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, Provost

Yes, if in Ohio

 

New locations 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 suspension of more than one semester. 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

 

Graduate Council, 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

(degree program, concentration, certificate)

Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, Provost

Yes for degree type (i.e., MA to MFA) or degree name/title

No, unless change to degree type (i.e., MA to MFA)

New or Modified Courses (includes change to distance or flexibly-scheduled delivery mode)

 

Graduate Council

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/year are offered at the location and for closure/suspension.