Proposals for changes to existing graduate programs require approval by the New Programs Committee of the Graduate Council. Revisions to existing programs can include curricular changes or the addition of fully online versions of existing on-campus programs.
- Identification of the program and contact person
- Description of the current curriculum (or situation) that will be affected
- Description and rationale
- Explanation of how current students will be accommodated (if affected)
- The date the revision is proposed to go into effect
- Approvals page
- Assessment information
- CIP code for the revised program. The school/college/department can consult with the Wayne State Office of Institutional Research and Analysis or U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to identify the corect code.
Before submission to the Graduate Council, a proposal must be approved in its entirety by:
- Departmental faculty and chair (in non-departmentalized colleges the proposal must be approved in its entirety by the school/college faculty)
- School/college faculty governing body
- School/college dean
Upon submission to the Graduate Council, the New Programs and Program Review Committee will review. After approval from the New Programs and Program Review Committee, the proposal is also evaluated and reviewed by:
- Dean of the Graduate School
Revisions cannot be included in the Graduate Bulletin unless they have received these approvals.