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Program and course approval

Approval processes

Procedures for Graduate Course and Program Approval

GSC approves the approval processes for new and revised undergraduate courses and programs. The procedures document is an appendix to the Graduate Course and Program Approval policy (209), and contains several charts and flowcharts, which are also provided below for quick reference.‌

General Program & Course Approvals Flowchart


Program changes

New programs

Course development


For changes to exisiting courses, please request a Word version of the current outline from Graduate.Studies@ufv.ca. Copy all relevant information to the new form, then turn on Word's "track changes" feature before making revisions.

Learning outcomes

Relevant policies

Program changes

Proposals for changes to existing programs should include a rationale memo, calendar copy, and any other relevant supporting documents. The desired implementation date should also be included.

To prepare the calendar copy, please copy text directly from the current Academic Calendar into Word and edit using the "track changes" feature. Only relevant sections of the calendar copy need to be included.

Memo Template

New program

New program proposals should be developed in consultation with Program Development and Quality Assurance (PDQA).

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