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The following policies define academic programs and units and describe the steps required to create and change them. These policies were developed to provide direction to faculty who wish to initiate proposals; to staff who coordinate and advise on the review of proposals; and to academic administrators and Senate agencies charged with reviewing and approving proposals.

The policies reflect the responsibilities assigned to the faculty (authority to approve the creation and modification of programs) and to the administration (authority to approve academic units). They are written to promote mutual endorsement of any proposed action because the support of both faculty and the administration are needed for a program or unit to thrive.

Policies and Procedures Governing Establishment, Change, Transfer, Consolidation, Discontinuance and Disestablishment

Change the Five-Year Perspective


For access to additional campus policies, please visit UCSB Policies and Procedures.