Determine if a proposal requires Trustees' approval

If a school wishes to offer a program leading to a degree it has not previously awarded, the Trustees will need to amend the University Statutes to give it that authority.  The process of amending the Statutes requires a minimum of three months and can take longer, depending on the schedule of the Trustees' meetings and when the Senate completes its own review.  Schools should consult with the Vice Provost whenever they have any questions about whether a proposal will need Trustee approval.