Academic Programs Guide

Substantive Change

Posted On April 12, 2013

Substantive Change: Curricular changes involving 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. Note: the BOR and SACS definitions of substantive change differ moderately.

Proposal Format

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Rename Program

Posted On April 12, 2013

Proposal Format

Proposals should include the information below, as well as any items required by the originating department or college.

Department / College / Institution Contact name and email/phone Date of submission Implementation term Current and proposed title of program Current CIP code for program and proposed CIP code if different Rationale for change Anticipated… more »

Minor

Posted On April 12, 2013

Minor: A minor consists of specified set of courses in a subject area taken in addition to the major program requirements. According to University System requirements, a minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of coursework with at least 9 hours of upper-division coursework. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may… more »

Joint Degree between GSU and Another Institution

Posted On April 12, 2013

Joint Degree Program: Single degree program with collaborating units sharing responsibility for curricular offerings and program administration. Approval processes for new joint degree programs are the same as for all new degree programs. Joint programs are distinct from dual degree programs.

NEW DEGREE PROGRAM OFFERED JOINTLY

Proposals for new degree/major programs offered jointly through… more »

Joint Degree within GSU

Posted On April 12, 2013

Joint Degree Program: Single degree program with collaborating units sharing responsibility for curricular offerings and program administration. Approval processes for new joint degree programs are the same as for all new degree programs. Joint programs are distinct from dual degree programs.

NEW DEGREE PROGRAM OFFERED JOINTLY

Proposals for new degree/major programs offered jointly through… more »

Interdisciplinary Concentration

Posted On April 12, 2013

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree concentration provides educational opportunities not available through existing, traditional degree programs. The purpose of the BIS concentration is to offer students an avenue by which they may be prepared academically in instructional areas that reflect cross-collegiate and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The university-level Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program provides concentrations… more »

External Instruction

Posted On April 12, 2013

External Instruction: Traditional face-to-face classroom instruction that occurs at a location away from the home premises of the institution. (Academic Affairs Handbook 2.3.7)

Proposal Format

Proposals for the delivery of 50% or more of existing programs at an external campus, center, consortia, or contracted site should be developed using the appropriate University System of Georgia… more »

External Instructional Site

Posted On April 12, 2013

External Instructional Site: Location away from the home premises of the institution designated for traditional face-to-face classroom instruction. Examples include branch campuses, contracted sites, campuses of partner institutions.

Proposal Format

Proposals for new external instructional sites should be developed using the appropriate University System of Georgia form linked below. (External instructional offerings are approved through… more »

Dual Degree between GSU and Another Institution

Posted On April 12, 2013

Dual Degree Program: Dual degree programs include separate, but affiliated degree programs that are linked through shared curricular offerings and collaborative administrative processes. Dual degrees may be awarded concurrently or one degree may be awarded prior to the second. A dual degree program should be differentiated from a joint degree.

Proposal Format

Proposals should… more »

Dual Degree within GSU

Posted On April 12, 2013

Dual Degree Program: Dual degree programs include separate, but affiliated degree programs that are linked through shared curricular offerings and collaborative administrative processes. Dual degrees may be awarded concurrently or one degree may be awarded prior to the second. A dual degree program should be differentiated from a joint degree.

Proposal Format

Proposals should… more »