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August 26, 2016
 
 
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Understanding the New Program Development Process

Overview of the Program Development Process
An overview of the process required to develop and approve new undergraduate programs.

New Undergraduate Program Development Timelines
A helpful resource for those developing new undergraduate programs.                                                                  

New Graduate Program Development Timelines
A helpful resource for those developing new graduate programs.

Program Development Handbook
This guide provides information on the new program development process as well as detailed instructions on completing the Statement of Intent and the New Program Proposal Brief.


Templates

Download the STATEMENT OF INTENT Template
This template should be used to initiate a new program proposal. Please read these instructions for details on completing and submitting this template.

Download the NEW PROGRAM PROPOSAL BRIEF Template
This template should be started after the Statement of Intent has been written and approved. Please see the Program Development Handbook for detailed instructions on completing and submitting this template.


Guiding Documents

Policy 2.2: Approval of New Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
This policy outlines the process for review and approval of new programs at Laurier.

Laurier's Strategic Academic Plan
The Strategic Academic Plan identifies Laurier's areas of focus for 2015-2020.

Laurier's Values, Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles
This document can be useful in articulating the goals of the University.

Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations
This document outlines the provincially established Degree Level Expectations (UDLEs) for undergraduate programs.

Graduate Degree Level Expectations
This document outlines the provincially established Degree Level Expectations (GDLEs) for graduate programs.

Ontario's Quality Assurance Framework
The Quality Assurance Framework outlines the program review and new program development processes.

Ontario Qualifications Framework
This document outlines the expectations for each degree level in Ontario.

Entertainment Expense Guidelines for Academic Reviews
This document outlines the maximum expenses for which departments will be reimbursed during the external review process.