New Graduate Certificate (with or without existing program) Request Procedures
Internal Review Requirements
Use the New Program e-form; also see the external review requirements below, and theHECC Proposal for a New Academic Programdocument for eventually required materials. These requirements should be considered as you design your new graduate certificate proposal for internal review.
See theCertificate Program Requirements, use the New Program e-form and select the Certificate option.
Include the requested information in your proposal cover letter (see the New Program e-form).
External Review Requirements
(dean > provost > president > WOU Board > Northwest Commission)
New graduate certificate proposals require theHECC Proposal for a New Academic Programdocument to be completed prior to dean approval of the proposal.
TheHECC Proposal for a New Academic Programdocument should be completed, in collaboration with your division chair and dean, in parallel with the internal WOU curriculum review process of your graduate certificate proposal. Note – many of the items on the HECC document may be N/A or very simple for adding a certificate to an existing program.Example – to come
Guidelines and Procedures for Curricular Proposals
Program Creation Example
Program Change Example
Course Change Example
If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Amber Deets at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-838-8492.