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Program Approval - 3 Year Check-In for New Programs
The creation and maintenance of graduate programs and certificates represents significant resource commitments by faculty and staff. Given these investments, in 2014 the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee (GFEC) established a “check in” process for newly approved programs and certificates prior to their first formal university review (which occurs in the fifth year.) Through this “check-in,” the GFEC hopes program faculty and staff will assess the implementation of their new program and determine what mechanisms may be needed for sustained student success.
The internal process for the three-year new program Check-In is:
- New programs will be contacted by the Graduate School three years after program implementation and asked to complete a 3 Year Check-In document.
- The completed questionnaire should be returned to the Graduate School Associate Dean.
- The form will be reviewed by the Graduate Faculty Executive Committee at a regularly scheduled GFEC meeting.
- Should the committee have a question in regards to a program's response, they will be contacted for further clarification.