Review Process List

Select links under “Process Type” to access the complete proposal format and review process for each type of academic program addition/change.

Program Process Type Approval Requirement(s)
Certificate Initiate program University System Office (SO) notification for standalone certificates; University approval only for embedded certificates. Notify Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness (APIE) for SACSCOC if a significant departure from previously approved programs.
Concentration (of a degree or major) Initiate program SO notification. Notify APIE for SACSCOC if a significant departure from previously approved programs.
Core curriculum Add, alter, or remove courses Areas A-E: Regents Academic Advisory Committee (RAAC) and Council on General Education (CGE) approval; Area F: RAAC approval.
Course prefix Add or alter course prefix University-level approval.
Deactivation of a program Deactivate all program types or offerings SO notification for deactivation. BOR approval for termination of degree/major programs. Notify APIE for SACSCOC.
Degree / Major Initiate face-to-face or distance education degree/major Board of Regents (BOR) approval. Notify APIE for SACSCOC if a significant departure from previously approved programs.
Distance education Offer 50% + of program via distance education means SO notification.
Dual degree within GSU Initiate program SO notification two weeks prior to implementation.
Dual degree between GSU and another institution Initiate program SO notification two weeks prior to implementation; a copy of the documentation required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is submitted to SO. Notify APIE for SACSCOC 6 months prior to implementation.
External instructional site Add external site University System Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) approval. Notify APIE for SACSCOC.
External instruction Offer 50% + of program at external campus or contracted site SO administrative approval. Notify APIE for SACSCOC.
Interdisciplinary concentration (BIS) Initiate program SO notification. Notify APIE if a significant departure from a previously approved program.
Interdisciplinary concentration (MIS) Initiate program SO notification. Notify APIE if a significant departure from a previously approved program.
Joint degree within GSU Initiate new program or partnership New program: BOR approval; Existing program with new partnership: SO notification.
Joint degree between GSU and another institution Initiate new program or partnership New program: BOR approval; Existing program with new partnership: SO notification.
Minor Initiate program SO notification two weeks prior to implementation.
Rename program Rename title of degree/major, concentration, minor, or certificate SO approval for degree/major; SO notification for concentration, minor, certificate.
Substantive change Alter program significantly in manner not covered by other processes AAC approval. Notify APIE for SACSCOC.