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Steps to Start a Proposal

  1. Review the policy on Bachelor Degrees or Graduate Degrees
  2. Proposal/Required Documents
    1. Fill out the Proposal Template (NEW) - You may need to "Save As" and open in Adobe
    2. Collect letters of support from participating areas (this may include college(s), library or library - HSC, etc.)
    3. Include NWCCU document (Updated 4/2016)
  3. Submit Proposal and Supporting Documents HERE by deadline (10 business days before council meeting)
  4. The proposal will go through the following Approval Process:
    1. College Curriculum Committee
      1. Including Faculty Consultation & College Review
    2. Undergraduate and/or Graduate Council
    3. Executive Committee/Academic Senate
    4. Board of Trustees
    5. Board of Regents
    6. NWCCU
  5. You will be notified of final approval at this point you may begin operations

Instructions for Filling out Proposal

The Full Template should be used for the Bachelor Degrees, Graduate Degrees, and K-12 Personnel Licensure Programs.

*Proposals not following these instructions may be sent back for revisions and if all needed areas are not included before it can be sent to the Undergraduate or Graduate Council. This may delay when you can begin offering the new degree.

**1-2 individuals will be asked to present the proposal at the Undergraduate/Graduate Council and at the Executive Committee/Academic Senate.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Narrative should be written in formal style, using third person.
  • Click in date fields to access calendar tool.
  • Click Control + E within a text box to open text formatting controls.
  • Text can be composed in word processing software, then cut and pasted into the text fields.
  • For sections that do not apply, type N/A. Note: Additional information may be requested in order to evaluate any proposal or reports submitted.
  • Please direct questions or comments to or 801-587-7843.

Proposal must include the following:

  • Cover/Signature Page - Complete the items requested at the top of the page, INCLUDING SELECTING a CIP Code, and the CAO signature will be collected for you after the Trustees approval.
  • Full Template - Two pages of brief narrative response that describe in detail the program being proposed and four tables.
  • Faculty Consultation - Each proposal must include a description of the process by which faculty in the participating departments or programs were consulted in the preparation of the proposal. Please insert this information in Section II: Program Proposal, Program Description.
  • 66% by 2020 - Include 1-3 sentences that describes how this proposal will help the University of Utah meet the Governor's call that 66% of Utahns will have a post secondary degree or certificate by 2020. Please insert under Section III: Needs Assessment, Labor Market Demand section. Click here for more description of 66% of 2020.
  • Additional Required Documents  - (Click HERE)


Last Updated: 12/1/16