Guidelines for Name Changes
Major Unit Name Change
A name change to a college, department, center, or similar major unit may be initiated by the unit or the Provost's Office. A rationale for the name change and signatures indicating approval for the change are required. Submit the Major Unit Name Change Rationale and Signature Page to the Provost's Office when complete.
After review of the proposal and notification to the campus community by means of a Memorandum of Intent from the Provost, the proposal will be submitted to the Academic Senate for review and recommendation. The Academic Senate will submit its recommendation to the Provost who will, in turn, review and recommend to the President. If approved at all levels, the name change will become effective with the issuance of an Executive Memorandum.
Undergraduate and Graduate Program Name Change
A program name change may be initiated by the department under which the program resides or by the Provost's Office. A rationale for the name change and signatures indicating approval for the change are required. Submit the Undergraduate Program Name Change Rationale and Signature Page or the Graduate Program Name Change Rational and Signature Page to the Provost's Office when complete. Note: The form can be modified if more space is needed for the rationale or other items.
After notification to the campus community by means of a Memorandum of Intent from the Provost, EPPC and the Academic Senate will review and make their recommendations. If the name change requested is for a degree program (also for some options and minors), the Provost will request approval from the Chancellor's Office for the campus action. An Executive Memorandum will be issued when the name change has been reviewed and approved at all necessary levels.
Note: A program which undergoes a name change will continue reporting using the reporting code assigned under the old name unless otherwise stated on the Executive Memorandum.
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