Texas Tech University

Timelines

Proposals for new and/or changes to existing courses usually take about two months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if course is online or hybrid)
  • Graduate Council (if course is graduate level)
  • Academic Council

Proposals for new and/or changes to core and/or multicultural curriculum courses usually take about 6-8 months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if course is online or hybrid)
  • Academic Council
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Proposals for new and/or changes to minors, concentrations, and/or tracks usually take about 2-4 months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if program is online or hybrid)
  • Graduate Council (if program is graduate level)
  • Academic Council 

Proposals for new and/or changes to existing certificates usually take about 2-4 months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if program is online or hybrid)
  • Graduate Council (if program is graduate level)
  • Academic Council (notification only – Council does not vote)
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (only if undergrad certificate is 21 or more SCH and grad certificate is 16 or more SCH)

Proposals to change existing bachelor's and master's degree programs usually take about 4-8 months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if program is online)
  • Graduate Council (for Master's programs)
  • Academic Council
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (only if change is to name of degree or increases/decreases SCH by more than 30%)

Proposals to change existing doctoral degree programs usually take about 4-8 months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if program is online)
  • Graduate Council
  • Academic Council
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (only if change is to name of degree or increases/decreases SCH by more than 30%)

Proposals for new bachelor's and master's degree programs usually take about 12-18 months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if program is online)
  • Graduate Council (for Master's programs)
  • Academic Council
  • TTU's Board of Regents
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Proposals for new doctoral degree programs usually take about 18-24 months from launch to implementation. These kinds of proposals require the following approvals:

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if program is online)
  • Graduate Council
  • Academic Council
  • TTU's Board of Regents
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (at this stage, doctoral programs will undergo a site evaluation by external reviewers)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Proposals for new accelerated degree programs usually take about 4-12 months from launch to implementation.

  • Academic Unit
  • Academic College
  • eLearning Council (if program is online)
  • Graduate Council
  • Academic Council
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other types of changes are described in more detail under Changes to General Requirements on the Curricular Proposals webpage.