Procedure 3.36.1 Academic Programs - History

System Procedures
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies

for Board Policy 3.36


Date of Adoption: 8/01/07,
Date of Implementation:8/01/07,

Date & Subject of Revisions:

3/10/13 – Amended Part 3 to permit approval of associate in fine arts and associate in science degree programs to be considered when the articulation agreement is with an accredited non-system university; remove reference to general education and thereby clarify that required credits be selected from Minnesota transfer curriculum goal areas.

7/20/12 - Amended Part 3, subparts B2, B4, B5, B6, and B7, to provide students an opportunity to design an academic program to meet specific goals. Amended Part 3, subpart C3c to allow other forms of distribution for the waiver application. Amended Part 4, subpart 4, replaced language.

6/20/12 - Amended Part 3, subpart B2 to allow individualization of diplomas. Amended Part 3, subpart B4 to allow individualization of an associate in fine arts degree program. Amended Part 3, subpart B5 to allow individualization of an associate in science degree program. Amended Part 3, subpart B6 to allow individualization of an associate in applied science degree program. Amended Part 3, subpart B7 to allow individualization of a baccalaureate degree program. Amended the title of Part 3, subpart C3. Amended Part 3, subpart C3b to include academic program advisory committee waiver language from subpart C2. Added a new Part 3, subpart C4, Waiver Process for Associate in Applied Science degrees. Added a new Part 5, subpart C, Approval of Individualized Academic Programs.

1/25/12 - The Chancellor amends all current system procedures effective February 15, 2012, to change the term "Office of the Chancellor" to "system office" or similar term reflecting the grammatical context of the sentence.

10/12/10 - amended Part 4, Subpart A, Number 2 to require approval by the Vice Chancellor-Chief Financial Officer instead of the Chancellor.

4/5/10 - amended to replace "institution" with "college and university." Part 3, Subpart B4 amended to define the disciplines as presented in the procedure. Part 5 amended to allow the chancellor to place conditions on an academic program. Amends Part 5, Subpart B2 to remove language to clarify that approval will be through the Higher Learning Commission. Amends Part 5, Subpart B4 to require that reinstatement plans describe reasons for suspension and specific actions for resolution. Amends Part 7, Subpart A to include labor market information, resources, policies, procedures and guidelines, and articulations agreements.

1/30/09 - amended to set program credit length limits for associate and baccalaureate degree programs; define waiver criteria and processes; improve language for Bachelor's & Master's degrees and doctorate; align procedure with policy regarding program suspension; set additional documentation requirements for new program applications; and clarify scope and criteria for academic program review.

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