Last Revised: June 2009
New Program Pre-Proposal Process - Units interested in initiating a new degree, major, or program, or creating a new major and/or degree title from an existing program emphasis or specialization, should consult the appropriate dean(s) regarding program feasibility. Prior to preparing a complete new program proposal, the proposer(s) should forward a preliminary proposal IN BOTH HARD COPY AND ELECTRONIC FORMAT to the Provost's Office for consideration by the New Program Pre-Proposal Committee (NPPP). This preliminary proposal should be prepared using the NPPP Committee's Proposal Summary Form, which is located on the university website forms page under University Courses and Curricula. The form requests that the following items be addressed:
Upon review and recommendation by the NPPP Committee, the proposing department will receive a memorandum from the Provost's Office outlining how it should proceed. If authorized by the executive vice president & provost, a complete proposal for the new program should be prepared by the department. This proposal needs to include the NSHE New Academic Program Five-Year Budget Projection form and any University Courses and Curricula forms.
NSHE forms for consideration of new degrees, majors, or programs are available on the university website forms page: http://www.unr.edu/forms/. In addition to the New Program Proposal Summary (Section 6,040), items to be addressed on the NSHE full proposal form include:
This proposal is submitted through the university's standard curricula approval process described in Sections 6,010 and 6,030.
If recommended for approval by the UCCC, the Provost's Office may seek review and recommendations from the Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, and other appropriate administrative units, and will make a recommendation to the president. After receiving final recommendations, the president determines if the final proposal will be forwarded to the NSHE Academic Affairs Council and Board of Regents for approval, as described below.