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Restructuring or Discontinuing Majors/Programs

This document provides a link to campus-level policy concerning requests to close or suspend admissions to existing academic programs. For L&S Programs, all requests flow through a governance process that includes review by the L&S Curriculum Committee and approval by the L&S Academic Planning Council.

From time to time it becomes necessary and desirable to close admissions to an existing major, or to suspend admissions while an existing program is restructured or substantially revised. 

Faculty considering such actions must follow the campus policy, which was created to protect the interest of students who may be enrolled in programs slated for closure or reformulation.  If suspension of admissions or program closure may be on the horizon, it is important to consult early and often with your Associate Dean, as well as with the Associate Dean for Academic Planning, who will consult, in turn, with the Provost's Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research. 

For a more detailed discussion concerning other matters related to department/program restructuring, which may relate to suspending admissions to and closing academic programs, please see the L&S L&S APC Policy on Creating, Restructuring, or Discontinuing Departments, Programs, and Department-like Units .

Keywords:close suspend admissions   Doc ID:23316
Owner:Elaine K.Group:L&S Administrative Gateway
Created:2012-03-19 15:04 CDTUpdated:2018-02-16 12:38 CDT
Sites:L&S Administrative Gateway
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