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Instructional Units

Instructional units include colleges, schools, divisions, departments, and programs within a college (e.g., Program in Museum and Exhibition Studies).

The procedures to establish, reorganize, or eliminate instructional units are described below.

 

Establish an Instructional Unit Heading link

The establishment of instructional units must be approved at each of the governance levels listed below before final approval is issued by Academic Programs.

  1. College. Approved according to procedures established by the college. This process may involve the college’s educational policy committee and, in some cases, the college’s full faculty. Use the Notice of Intent/Application for New Unit form to prepare the proposal.
  2. Academic Programs (AP). Once the college has approved the proposal, it should be forwarded via email to Dana Wright.
  3. Budget and Financial Analysis (BFA)
  4. Graduate College. Reviewed and approved by the Graduate College Executive Committee and/or staff if the new unit will impact graduate students.
  5. Senate Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP)
  6. UIC Senate
  7. University Senates Conference (USC)
  8. Board of Trustees (BOT)
  9. Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). IBHE approval is required for most new instructional units. However, IBHE approval is not required for new units labelled as programs within a college (e.g., Program in Museum and Exhibition Studies, Global Asian Studies Program).

Reorganize or Eliminate an Instructional Unit Heading link

The reorganization or elimination of instructional units must be approved at each of the governance levels listed below before final approval is issued by Academic Programs.

Note: Reorganizations includes renaming a unit to which faculty appointments are made, consolidation/merger, separation, transfer, change in status (e.g., department to school), and other changes that do not result in an increase in sub-units.

  1. College. Approved according to procedures established by the college. This process may involve the college’s educational policy committee and, in some cases, the college’s full faculty. Use the Format for Academic Program Changes form to prepare the proposal.
  2. Academic Programs (AP).  Once the college has approved the proposal, it should be forwarded via email to Dana Wright.
  3. Graduate College. Reviewed and approved by the Graduate College Executive Committee and/or staff if the reorganization or elimination will impact graduate students.
  4. Senate Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP)
  5. UICSenate
  6. University Senates Conference
  7. Board of Trustees (BOT)
  8. Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). Included on a list of changes that AP annually submits to the IBHE.