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. For each process, the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness (APIE) will review proposals to determine if SACSCOC notification is required.

Program Process Type Approval Requirement(s)
Certificate Initiate program University System Office (SO) notification for standalone certificates; University approval only for embedded certificates.
Concentration (of a degree or major) Initiate program University approval (unless substantive change).
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/termination of a program Deactivate or terminate all program types or offerings SO notification for deactivation. BOR approval for termination of degree/major programs.
Degree / Major Initiate face-to-face or distance education degree/major Board of Regents (BOR) approval.
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.
External instructional site Add external site University System Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) approval.
External instruction Offer 50% + of program at external campus or contracted site SO administrative approval.
Interdisciplinary concentration (BIS) Initiate program University approval (unless substantive change).
Interdisciplinary concentration (MIS) Initiate program University approval (unless substantive change).
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.