Phase Two – Proposal Development

To ensure that new academic programs within the Florida State University System are of the highest quality and are aligned with the Florida Board of Governors and university strategic plans, a standardized format for proposals is required – BOG Request to Offer a New Degree Program.

Completed within the department and college, full proposals are accepted by Academic Affairs twice a year—September 1st and February 1st. Full proposals should be submitted to Shawn Brayton, Director of Academic Programs, to initiate the review process. During the initial review process, Academic Affairs will work with the department to edit the full proposal as necessary. The final version of the full proposal will be disseminated to either the Dean of the Graduate School (for graduate programs) or the Dean of Undergraduate Studies (for undergraduate programs). Once reviewed by the Dean of the Graduate School or the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the full proposal is reviewed by the Provost Leadership Team. If no concerns are raised, the full proposal is submitted to the Council of Deans for review and approval to proceed. If concerns are raised, the Dean of the Graduate School or the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will reach out to the college dean and department chair to discuss the concerns noted during the review process.