Course and program changes will be done through a shared governance process that is overseen by the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and includes the Graduate School and Faculty Senate. Course changes include adding, dropping, and modifying courses. Program changes include adding and deleting a free standing option or specialization within a degree program and adding and deleting a degree program. Changes are made through forms including but not limited to 90a, b, c, 91, 92, and 94.
Course changes require final action by the Provost. Program changes require final action by the Chancellor, as well as approval by the SIU President, pursuant to SIU Board of Trustees Policies, and are forwarded as information to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The addition and deletion of a degree program require final action by the IBHE. A request to change the name of an existing unit that denotes a substantive change requires approval by the IBHE. A request for name change that denotes a reasonable and moderate extension requires approval by the Chancellor with information forwarded to the IBHE.
Approved by Chancellor effective 5/19/15
This policy was issued on June 12, 2015, replacing the April 3, 2000 version.
Document Reference: 1L9
Origin: AAT 95; OP 11/5/90; GR 14/15-16