Significant Program Changes
Changing the name of an existing organizational unit or academic program requires similar approvals as their creation. A unit, degree, and major name change requires internal and external reporting, ending with the Board of Regents and the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Full approval takes approximately one year, after the name change is submitted to Academic Affairs. Provide a rationale for the name change.
Changing the name of concentrations or minors requires an on-campus approval process which takes approximately six weeks, after the name change is submitted to Academic Affairs.
For organizational unit name changes, please submit a word document outlining the following:
- Current name
- Proposed name
- Rationale for the name change
Include a cover letter from the Dean's Office in support of the organizational name change.
For program name changes, log into CIM-Program and follow the instructions in the CIM-Program CourseLeaf form.
Prefixes are front-facing subject codes. When an existing program undergoes a name change, the college/department/school may request that the name change is accompanied with a prefix change.
Prefix change requests can only be granted if they align with the curriculum. Prefix changes affect longitudinal reporting and can only occur for future enrollment terms.
To request a new prefix or change a prefix, please submit a word document outlining the following:
- Old prefix
- New prefix
- Rationale for change, including how the new prefix aligns with the curriculum.
In addition, please submit a cover memo from the dean's office endorsing the request.
Discontinuing an academic program requires similar approvals as the program's creation. Discontinuing a degree and/or major, will need to be reported to the Board of Regents and the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Log into CIM-Program and follow the instructions in the CIM-Program CourseLeaf form. Provide a rationale for discontinuation which includes an action plan of how the college intends to handle current students.
If you do not want to permanently discontinue an academic program from the inventory, but you want to put a temporary hold on an academic program, you can submit a request to place the academic program on moratorium. Please submit the following:
- Cover memo from the dean's office
- Rationale for the moratorium
- Action steps to revitalize the academic program
While the proposals for discontinuation or moratorium's are processed, Academic Affairs will halt admissions to the academic program.
Existing programs (degrees, certificates, majors, minors and concentrations) adding or changing to an alternative delivery mode must be reported to the Educational Policy Advisory Committee. Without the explicit approval of Academic Affairs, the program cannot be marketed as an online program and will not be recognized as an online program in UNO's Majors & Programs.
To change the delivery mode of an academic program, log into CIM-Program and follow the instructions in the CIM-Program CourseLeaf form.