Volume 2: Academic Affairs
Chapter 08: Policy for Change in Name of Program or Degree
Responsible Office: Academic Affairs
Originally issued: 8/31/2009
Revised: 10/28/09 (admin)
Any change in the name of a program or degree at Georgia Health Sciences University must be approved at the institutional level. This policy describes the mechanism for obtaining institutional approval.
Reason For Policy
A change in the name of a program or degree may impact the college and institution. The effects of such a change may also be felt in the local community and at the state, national, and, perhaps, international level. Therefore, it is necessary that such changes be considered and approved by the institution.
Entities Affected By This Policy
All divisions, departments, and colleges of Georgia Health Sciences University are covered by this policy.
Who Should Read This Policy
Academic administrators of all divisions, departments, and colleges of Georgia Health Sciences University should be familiar with this policy.
|Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs||706-721-4014||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/aaffairs|
|Vice President for Instruction & Enrollment Management & Associate Provost for Academic Affairs||706-721-3096||http://www.georgiahealth.edu/aaffairs/associate/index.htm|
Policy Manual of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia,
Overview & Procedure
Any proposed change in name for a program or degree at Georgia Health Sciences University must be submitted to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. If the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost approves the name change, he/she will submit the name change to the President of Georgia Health Sciences University for final institutional approval. The President is authorized to approve all name changes unless it involves a unit that reports directly to the President (see BOR policy 207, listed above).
The responsibilities each party has in connection with Academic, Research, and Student Affairs Policy 2.08, Policy for Change in Name of Program or Degree, are:
|Head of unit proposing the name change||Submits proposed name change to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost|
|Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost||Approves name change and submits to President|
|President||Gives final institutional approval to the name change.|