Program Announcement and Letter Of Intent
Instructions for completing the Routing Form
PART I – The sponsoring department or program will start the process by completing Part I and forwarding the form and any attachments to the appropriate Dean. If this is a multidisciplinary program that will cross divisions, all affected Deans will need to sign the form. Note: If the academic program is completely in the School of Education, endorsement by the Faculty Council Chair is required and if in the School of Business, endorsement by the Curriculum Committee Chair is required before forwarding to the Dean.
PART II – The Dean will signify endorsement of the concept by circling yes or no and forwarding the entire package to the Provost. Note: If the Dean does not endorse the concept, he/she must append comments or concerns to this form. Comments and concerns with endorsements will also be accepted.
Letters of Intent Only: Dean should forward Letters of Intent to the Dean of Graduate Studies who, following the procedure designated above, will forward the entire package to the Provost.
PART III – The Provost will signify endorsement of the concept by circling yes or no and returning the entire packet to the department. Note: If the Provost does not endorse the concept, he/she must append comments or concerns to this form. Comments and concerns with endorsement will also be accepted.
The Department should address any issues raised by the Dean or Provost before sending ten copies of the proposal and form, along with the appropriate attachments to the appropriate council chair (Academic Policies for Program Announcements; Graduate Council for Letters of Intent).
PART IV – The appropriate council chair will signify approval by circling yes or no and returning the entire packet to the department. Note: If the proposal was not approved in its original form, it must re-secure the endorsement of the Dean and the Provost.
After all signatures are secured, the entire package should be sent back to the department who will forward the proposal and routing sheet with all signatures to the Associate Provost.
You can download the routing form with copy of preceding instructions.