Office of the Provost

New Degree Program Forms

Effective in Fall 2018, the School Dean must submit a pre-planning program notification memo for a new academic proposed program at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels to the Provost with a rationale before faculty begins preparing the new degree proposal. When the pre-planning program notification memo is submitted, a meeting will be scheduled between the School Dean and the Provost to discuss the new degree proposal. Upon receiving pre-approval from the Provost’s Office, faculty may proceed to prepare the degree program proposal.

Prior to beginning any new degree program proposal at UT Dallas, faculty may wish to have a consultation meeting with the Assistant Provost for Policy and Program Coordination, Serenity Rose King. The Assistant Provost reviews the proposal before it is routed through the governance process, and a consultation meeting expedites the review process.

Faculty should download the appropriate Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) forms for new degree program proposals at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Each proposal will include a section on how the proposed program will align with the state’s 60x30TX Strategic Plan for Higher Education, specifically students’ marketable skills that will be attained.

Faculty may also find the Texas Legislative Budget Board’s General Academic Funding in section 26 helpful for the budget section within the THECB forms. The Formula Funding Codes and Rates matrix for FY 2018 and FY 2019 Bennium shows the mapping between the funding codes and the disciplines at different levels. The Assistant Provost will assist faculty with the budget section.

Student learning outcomes must be included in these proposals. For additional assistance, contact Dr. Gloria Shenoy, Director of the Office of Assessment.

After securing approval from the Provost and, as needed, the President, the Assistant Provost for Policy and Program Coordination will route the proposals to the Council for Undergraduate Education or to Graduate Council as appropriate to begin the internal governance approval process prior to the external review and approval process. The Assistant Provost works closely with The University of Texas System (UT System) Office of Academic Affairs in submitting new degree program proposals as outlined in the UT System and THECB websites.

  • New Doctoral Programs
  • New Bachelor's or Master's Programs

  1. Pursuant to school's bylaws.
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