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 form to Curriculum Services when complete.  Note: If the rationale exceeds the space limited on the form, attach additional pages.

After review of the proposal and notification to the campus community by means of a Memorandum of Intent from Academic Affairs, the proposal will be submitted to the Academic Senate via EPPC for review and recommendation. The Academic Senate will submit its recommendation to the Provost who will, in turn, review and make a recommendation 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 form or the Graduate Program Name Change form to Curriculum Services when complete. Note: If the rationale exceeds the space limited on the form, attach additional pages.

After review of the proposal and notification to the campus community by means of a Memorandum of Intent from Academic Affairs, the proposal will be submitted to the Academic Senate via EPPC for review and recommendation. The Academic Senate will submit its recommendation to the Provost who will, in turn, review and make a recommendation to the President.  If the name change requested is for a degree program, the Provost's Office will request approval from the Chancellor's Office prior to 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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