The Board of Regents and the President of the UW System are responsible for all actions related to academic degree program planning, delivery, approval, and review as codified in Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The Office of Academic Programs & Faculty Advancement assists the Board of Regents, the UW System President, and the UW universities to maintain and improve the quality of education within the UW System by sustaining sufficient access for students to majors and careers, identifying gaps in systemwide program array, and analyzing the workforce development needs of the state – all in the context of efficient management of systemwide resources.
Board of Regents Program Authorization
- Authorization Narrative (see Authorization Guide above)
- Provost Letter of Commitment (see Authorization Guide above)
Academic Program Planning Policy
- UW System Administrative Policy 102 (SYS 102), Policy on University of Wisconsin System Array Management: Program Planning, Delivery, Review, and Reporting
- UW System Administrative Procedure 102.A, New Academic Degree Programs, Changes to Academic Degree Programs, and Additional SYS 102 Items
- UW System Administrative Policy 102 Guidance
Online Program Planning Form
- Use the Online Program Planning Form to request changes to existing academic degree programs.
- Adding or Eliminating 50% or more Distance Delivery for an Academic Degree Program
- Adding or Eliminating Face-to-Face Delivery for an Academic Degree Program
- Adding or Eliminating a Degree Type for an Academic Degree Program
- Adding or Eliminating Direct Assessment Competency Based Program Delivery
- Adding or Removing a Concentration for an Associate of Arts, or Associate of Science(s), or Associate of Arts and Sciences
- Eliminating an Academic Degree Program
- Renaming an Academic Degree Program
- Redirecting an Academic Degree Program
- Suspending Admissions to an Academic Degree Program
- Reinstating Admissions to an Academic Degree Program
- Unpublishing or Republishing an Academic Degree Program in MajorMania and/or the EApp
Associate Degree Approval
- Adding a new associate degree.
- Adding a specific major to an existing A.A. or A.S.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
All UW universities have been approved by the State of Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board (DLAB) (Wisconsin Act 208 and Wis. Stats. s. 39.85) to participate in SARA per the DLAB’s approval and oversight. See the Wisconsin DLAB’s website.
Information for online program students: