Thank you for submitting your idea for an online program.
Your next step is to complete an initial request form (IRF). This form gives you the opportunity to tell us more about your idea and includes questions about the anticipated audience for the program, the program’s key learning outcomes, the benefits of the program to your campus/other campuses, and more.
You can complete and submit the IRF online. If you have questions, contact Hitesh Kathuria, director of the Office of Collaborative Academic Programs (OCAP), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will hear back from us about a week after you submit the IRF.
The academic program approval process has several phases, and it can take up to 24 months to complete.
The Office of Online Education (OOE) and OCAP review your completed IRF to explore your program’s potential as a multi-campus offering. Market analysis is completed, and faculty from the participating campuses begin to plan the program curriculum.
Deans and executive vice chancellors for academic affairs decide how the program will be administrated. The participating academic units create a committee structure for overseeing the program, and agreements for course planning/sharing, enrollment management, and faculty selection/review are completed.
OOE and the participating campuses review the program. Upon approval, the program must then undergo review/approval by the Academic Leadership Committee, Board of Trustees, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and Higher Learning Commission.
Once all approvals have been finalized, the program can be implemented. Plan codes are assigned, the program is added to campus admission applications, marketing begins, and students can apply.
Again, we appreciate your interest. Please submit your IRF, and you will hear from us soon.