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Proposal Approval Timelines

(updated for 2022-2023)

The timelines below are for program and unit proposal approvals. It is recommended that undergraduate and graduate degrees submit proposals by September or October to completed in time for the following Fall semester (submit by  Sept/Oct 22 to be approved in time for Fall 2023). This is a general timeline used for planning and is not a guarantee.

  • Undergraduate degree proposals (bachelor degrees, minors, and undergraduate certificates) will skip the Graduate Council.
  • Graduate degree proposals (graduate degrees and graduate certificates), and academic units without undergraduate curriculum will skip the Undergraduate Council. *UACIs no longer follow this timeline*
  • Certificate, minor, academic unit, and CIB proposals will skip the Peer Review Committee.
  • Undergraduate certificates and dual/combined degree proposals will skip the State Board of Regents.
  • Certificate proposals (<30 credit hours) will skip the NWCCU.

Material due dates are (highlighted in parentheses).

* SVPAA and NWCCU approval dates vary. Contact Curriculum Administration with questions.

Approval Body Sep. Cycle Oct. Cycle Nov. Cycle Dec. Cycle Feb. Cycle Mar. Cycle Apr. Cycle
Undergraduate Council
Melissa Stock
9/15
(9/01)
10/20
(10/06)
11/17
(11/03)
12/15
(12/01)
2/16
(2/02)
3/16
(3/02)
4/20
(4/06)
Graduate Council
Holly Lumbert
9/26
(9/12)
10/31
(10/17)
11/28
(11/14)
1/30
(1/16)
2/27
(2/14)
4/03
(3/20)
4/24
(4/10)
Initial SVPAA Approval
Marie Fontaine
Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies*
Executive Committee
Jane Laird
10/17
(10/07)
11/21
(11/11)
12/12
(12/2)
2/13
(2/03)
3/27
(3/17)
4/17
(4/07)
6/05
(5/26)
Academic Senate
Jane Laird
11/07 12/05 1/09 3/13 4/10 5/01 8/29
Peer Review Committee
Lyndi Duff
12/14
(11/18)
1/18
(12/23)
2/15
(1/20)
4/19
(3/24)
4/19
(3/24)
6/14
(5/24)
8/16
(7/26)
Board of Trustees
Karen West
2/14 2/14 3/14 6/13 6/13 8/08 9/12
Final SVPAA Approval
Ann Holbrook
Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies*
NWCCU
Holly Lumbert
Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies* Varies*
Last Updated: 7/26/22