The type of change you make to an existing degree program determines the proposal workflow.

Change Type Final OSU Approval Step Final External Approval Step
Faculty Senate Curriculum Council Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
OSU Provost Designee  Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Rename the major (It isn't possible to rename a degree type (e.g., Master of Science (MS) in Felines can't be renamed to Master of Felines (MF)).* (workflow diagram)

Faculty Senate
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Terminate the program*
  • Suspend the program*
  • Add a new location (not Ecampus)*
    • Offer an existing academic program face to face at a different physical campus (extend Corvallis program to Cascades or vice versa).
  1. Submit an Early Alert in CIM Miscellaneous
  2. Submit the New Location MOU in CIM Miscellaneous (MOU preview)
  3. Submit program proposal to "Add a new location" in CIM Programs
  • Offer an existing academic program in hybrid format at a different physical campus. This applies to hybrid programs with 51% or more face-to-face instruction delivery in a location more than 40 miles from the site it is currently offered.
    • Fully online programs offered via Ecampus and satellite locations (e.g., Portland facility) that offer hybrid courses are excluded.
OSU Board of Trustees Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

*Contact Janice Nave-Abele for workflow details

This is not a comprehensive list of changes.  CIM will track the changes you make in your proposal and will submit your proposal to the proper workflow.  If you make several changes in your proposal, the change that requires the highest level of approval will determine the workflow.

To help you track when your proposal may be reviewed, consult the meeting dates for the OSU Faculty Senate, OSU Board of Trustees, Statewide Provosts Council, and Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Required Information

See the table below for the information that is required for various changes to existing degree programs.  Below the table is a description of each type of information.

Change Type Early Alert CIM Proposal Liaisons External Letters of Support Budget Tables Org Chart
Add a degree type to an existing major No Yes Yes No No No
Change program requirements No Yes Yes No No No

Suspend/terminate a degree type

No Yes Yes Yes No No

Extend to Ecampus

No Yes No No No No
Rename the major No Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Suspend the program

No Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Terminate the program

No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Add a new location (not Ecampus)

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
All other changes No Yes Yes No No No

Proposal questions? Contact CM's Curriculum Coordinators.

Curriculum Proposal Software

  • CIM for Programs login

    For creating new programs (majors/degrees, certificates, options, and minors) and editing existing programs.

  • CPS Archive

    For viewing proposals submitted prior to November 16, 2019.
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Check CIM Support Materials and Proposal FAQs for quick starts, videos, and tips. Contact [email protected] to arrange for an individual or a group training.