Education Policy Committee

Guidelines for Program Changes

The following motion was recommended to the Dean on March 15, 2000 by the full EPC, and formally approved by the Dean on March 24, 2000. Please keep this notice with your records about Lynch School policies, programs, and procedures:

Decision making processes in the Lynch School may be enhanced through clarity of guidelines relevant to institutional changes.

When determining whether a program change in a department should advance to the EPC or can be resolved on a departmental level, the following guidelines shall be referenced:

The Dean and Associate Dean, in consultation with the department chair, will determine if a proposed change in a program is "major" or "minor" and whether a proposal needs to advance to the EPC for review or whether it can be implemented at the departmental or program level.

Submitted by Dennis Shirley 

March 13, 2000