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6,042: Curricula-New Degrees, Majors, or Programs-Accrediting Organization Approved Procedures

Last Revised: June 2009

Curricula - Approval by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The following items require the approval of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU): New majors, degrees, or programs; new certificate programs; elimination of majors, degrees, or programs; change of degree name/title; a substantial increase or decrease in the length of a program; offering program(s) for academic credit outside the NWCCU region; contractual agreements with non-regionally accredited organizations for the organization to provide program(s) for academic credit on behalf of UNR; offering program(s) for academic credit within the NWCCU region in a legal jurisdiction not previously reported and evaluated; establishment of an additional location geographically apart from the main UNR campus at which UNR offers at least 50% of an educational program; offering a program or offering a degree-completion program by distance delivery; and offering a new program on a trial basis for a limited time such as a summer session or for a special group.

After approval by the UCCC, and concurrent with submission for approval to the Academic Affairs Council and the Board of Regents, the above items are submitted by the Provost's Office to the NWCCU for approval. Upon notification of approval by the Board of Regents and the NWCCU, the Provost's Office sends a confirming memo to the department, with copies to the following: the appropriate college dean, Admissions & Records, Planning, Budget & Analysis, the Graduate School (if applicable), the vice provost, University Assessment, and the President's Office.

Courses - Approval by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The following items require the approval of the NWCCU: offering courses for academic credit outside the NWCCU region; and contractual agreement(s) with non-regionally accredited organization(s) for the organization to provide courses for academic credit on behalf of UNR.

After approval by the UCCC the above items are submitted by the Provost's Office to the NWCCU for approval. Upon notification of approval by the Board of Regents and the NWCCU, the Provost's Office sends a confirming memo to the department, with copies to the following: the appropriate college dean, Admissions & Records, Planning, Budget & Analysis, the Graduate School (if applicable), the vice provost, University Assessment, and the President's Office.

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