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 , budget and Ministry approval.
- 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.
- New Program Proposal Checklist: Use this checklist to help you navigate the many steps towards the approval of a new program. Phases outlined reflect the entire process as explained above, inclusive of Senate and Board of Governors’ requirements. However, note that this checklist does not reflect processes within specific Faculties.
- Program Proposal Process (graphic): This graphic represents the program proposal process including key contact information for suggested and required consultations (formal and informal).
- 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.
- Program Proposal Process (flowchart for credit diplomas and certificates): This flowchart can help proponents prioritize tasks by understanding the process’ milestones for credit diplomas and certificates as specified in policies O-127 and O-128.
UBC welcomes applications from outstanding international students. Well-qualified applicants from recognized secondary schools, colleges, and universities will be considered, as well as students applying as transfer students from recognized universities and colleges. Applications from short-term visiting students from other recognized universities are also accepted. Learn more about International Student applications here.
- Stage 1 Form: Required for Ministry approval of new programs
- Curriculum Budget Impact Form: Required for Senate approval of new programs
- UBC’s Annual Report
- 2016-2017 Annual Enrolment Report
- Process for External Reviews: UBC Okanagan Faculties
- UBC Copyright
- UBC Okanagan’s Strategic Plan: Aspire
- UBC Strategic Plan
- UBC Policies & Guidelines
- UBC’s Respectful Environment Statement