Approval by the Office of Academic Affairs is required for changes to an existing degree program that trigger THECB approval or notification.
The following types of changes to an existing degree program should be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs. Once reviewed and approved, the Office of Academic Affairs will submit the change request to the THECB.
- Changes to an existing degree program that result in a change in the semester credit hours required to complete the degree
- Changes to an existing degree program that result in a name change, change in the CIP code classification, or change in the degree designation
- Closure of a program
This document outlines a recommended process a U. T. System institution of higher education might follow to prevent a degree program from becoming low-producing. It also outlines the review process at the U. T. System/Board of Regents level for any degree program recommended for closure or consolidation by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.