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Academic Programs

Types of Substantive Change/Program Modification

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Substantive change and/or program modification requests may be made on two different levels: Curricular Change or Significant Alternation of Mission and Academic Priorities.

Curricular Change (Individual Program)

Curricular changes involve the substantive redirection of an academic program which has been precipitated by national norms, disciplinary norms, accreditation requirements for continued good standing, and other factors attributable to strengthening degrees and majors. Such action requires Board approval and generally depicts how the program has been revised to ensure that students receive content instruction that is conductive to successful outcomes.