Feedback and Response

3.4.1  The institution demonstrates that each educational program for which academic credit is awarded is approved by the faculty and the administration. (Academic program approval)


Findings of the Off-Site Reaffirmation Committee

The University of New Orleans provided documentation that its educational programs are approved by the faculty, chairs, and deans of the institution. New program and curricular change approval procedures and forms are provided as are examples of University of Louisiana System approved requests. Faculty committees make recommendations on both undergraduate (University Courses and Curricula Committee) and graduate (Graduate Council) academic programs.

The Compliance certification indicates that the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs are ultimately responsible for course and curriculum changes. Copies of forms with places for the provost’s signature are included in the documentation; however, documents with the Provost’s signature were not found in the examples provided so the Off-site committee could not confirm that the institution follows its procedures.


Response and Actions Taken

Inadvertently, the examples of documents included in the Compliance Certificate did not include signatures from the Provost which is the last step in the approval process. Copies of approved course and curriculum documents for both undergraduate and graduate programs in all five Colleges are provided.

 

College

Program

Level

Request

Business Administration

Accounting

Undergraduate Graduate Courses

Fast Track Change

Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Graduate Curriculum

Change

Education and Human Development

Educational Foundations and Research

Graduate Course

Change

Education and Human Development

Counseling

Graduate Curriculum

Change

Engineering

Engineering Management

Graduate Course

Add

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Curriculum

Change

Liberal Arts

History

Undergraduate Course

Change

Liberal Arts

Philosophy

Undergraduate Courses

Streamline Drop

Liberal Arts

English

Undergraduate Curriculum

Change

Sciences

Psychology

Undergraduate Course

Change

Sciences

Chemistry

Undergraduate Curriculum

Change

 

Following are examples of new program proposals approved at the UL System, Board of Regents and university levels.

Program Documents University of Louisiana System Louisiana Board of Regents UNO University Courses and Curricula Committee or Graduate Council
Healthcare Management, BS Letter of Intent Approved 8/20/2013 [Page: 4] Approved 1/22/2014 [Page: 2] Not applicable
Healthcare Management, BS Proposal Approved 6/27/2014 [Page: 3] Approved 8/27/2014 [Page: 2] Approval delayed pending faculty hire - search in progress
Transportation Studies, MS Letter of Intent Approved 10/22/2013 [Page: 5] Approved 3/26/2014 [Page: 4] Not applicable
Transportation Studies, MS Proposal Approved 8/22/2014 [Page: 3] Approved 1/12/2015 Approved 2/12/2015

 

Supporting Documents

Document Description
Document IconFR_BoR_Meeting_Minutes_1_22_2014_LOI_BS_HEALTHCARE_MGMTBoR_Meeting_Minutes_1_22_2014_LOI_BS_HEALTHCARE_MGMT
Document IconFR_BoR_Meeting_Minutes_3_26_14_LOI_TransportationBoR_Meeting_Minutes_3_26_14_LOI_Transportation
Document IconFR_BoR_Meeting_Minutes_8_22_14_Proposal_TransportationBoR_Meeting_Minutes_8_22_14_Proposal_Transportation
Document IconFR_Bor_Meeting_Minutes_8_27_14Bor_Meeting_Minutes_8_27_14
Document IconFR_COBA_ACCT_FT Course Change_UGGRCOBA_ACCT_FT Course Change_UGGR
Document IconFR_COBA_MBA_Curric Change_GRCOBA_MBA_Curric Change_GR
Document IconFR_COE_ENMG_Course Add_GRCOE_ENMG_Course Add_GR
Document IconFR_COE_MECH_Curric Change_UGCOE_MECH_Curric Change_UG
Document IconFR_COEHD_COUNS_Curric Change_GRCOEHD_COUNS_Curric Change_GR
Document IconFR_COEHD_EDFR_Course Change_GRCOEHD_EDFR_Course Change_GR
Document IconFR_COLA_ENGL_Curric Change_UGCOLA_ENGL_Curric Change_UG
Document IconFR_COLA_HIST_Course Change_UGCOLA_HIST_Course Change_UG
Document IconFR_COLA_PHIL_Stream Course Drop_UGCOLA_PHIL_Stream Course Drop_UG
Document IconFR_COS_CHEM_Curric Change_UGCOS_CHEM_Curric Change_UG
Document IconFR_COS_PSYC_Course Change_UGCOS_PSYC_Course Change_UG
Document IconFR_Letter_to_President_Fos_from_ULS_approval_by_BoR_of_proposal_for_the_MS_TransportationLetter_to_President_Fos_from_ULS_approval_by_BoR_of_proposal_for_the_MS_Transportation
Document IconFR_Transportation_MS_Approval1Transportation_MS_Approval1
Document IconFR_ULS_BOARD_Meeting_Minutes_10_22_13_LOI_TransportationULS_BOARD_Meeting_Minutes_10_22_13_LOI_Transportation
Document IconFR_ULS_BOARD_MINUTES_6_ 27_14ULS_BOARD_MINUTES_6_ 27_14
Document IconFR_ULS_BOARD_MINUTES_8_20_13ULS_BOARD_MINUTES_8_20_13