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Program Revisions: Name and Designator Changes Changing the name and/or four-letter designator of a program requires completion of the Academic Program Action (APA) form and approval at the department, campus/college/school and university levels. Unlike other types of program revisions, program name and designator changes require approval by the University Board of Trustees. The Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) must also be notified. Implementation of name/ designator changes need not wait for SACSCOC acknowledgement. CHE acknowledgements of notifications can take up to two months. Program name changes may only be marketed and changed in the University Registrar’s codeset after CHE acknowledgement has been received by the Provost’s Office.

Any name/designator changes related to P-12 educator preparation require evidence of support from the Dean of the College of Education. Interdisciplinary name/designator change proposals should include letters of concurrence from all involved units.

General Approval Timeframe: Six months from submission to Dean’s Office to admission of first students.



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