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New Program Proposals: Faculty members wishing to propose a new academic program at UBC Okanagan are encouraged to use the following resources to guide them through the process and ensure alignment with UBC Okanagan’s strategic priorities.

New programs can range from a new minor, major, undergraduate or graduate program, to major changes in an already existing academic program. Depending on the nature of the proposal, approval by UBC’s Board of Governors and/or Ministry of Advanced Education may be required. However, review and approval by UBC Okanagan’s Senate is always required.

  • Program Proposal Process (text): This document outlines the internal review and approval process for new program’s curriculum and budget
  • Program Proposal Process (graphic) This graphic represents the program proposal process including key contact information for suggested and required consultations (formal and informal)
  • Concept Paper: When developing the program idea, and after gaining the support from the Dean, the proponent must be able to answer these questions to guide their program idea. Consultation with department and relevant committees is needed to accurately answer these questions
  • Program Proposal process (Flowchart for Undergraduate Programs): This flowchart can help proponents prioritize tasks by understanding the process’ milestones for undergraduate programs
  • Program Proposal Process (Flowchart for Graduate Programs): This flowchart can help proponents prioritize tasks by understanding the process’ milestones for graduate programs

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