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Program Development

The University is a dynamic institution, continuingly developing exisitng programs and planning the development of new degree programs to meet the changing landscape of academic disciplines, state educational and workforce needs, and student recruitment. Changes to established programs or new academic programs (degrees or certificates) can arise from the initiative of faculty, deans or members of the Academic Affairs administration. Formal proposals for new academic programs should be developed by faculty members and department heads in the appropriate disciplines, in close consultation with their respective Deans (including the Dean of the Graduate School in the case of graduate programs) and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. New degree programs must be approved by the respective deans, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the University of Louisiana System, the Louisiana State Board of Regents, and SACS-COC.