Ohio University

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee reviews new programs and changes to established programs. The committee also handles the deletion or relocation of existing academic programs, degrees, master curriculum file prefixes, and major codes.

Programs Committee Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures

Guidelines approved April 30, 2019 [PDF] [Word]

Submitting New Program Proposals

  1. Contact the Registrar's office (Cherise Olmo, olmo@ohio.edu) to initiate a new program. A form will be created in OCEAN 1.9 by the Registrar's office with a temporary program code.
  2. Complete the OCEAN 1.9 form, AND
  3. Attach a proposal document addressing the questions in the appropriate section of the Programs Committee Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures linked above and any other supporting documentation to the Relations tab in OCEAN 1.9 at the time of submission. Name and save the file with the program code, program name, and date e.g. MAXX01_LawJusticeCulture_112017.

**OCEAN 1.9 tracks approvals from the submission by the contact to the vote at UCC. Comments and discussion can be added to the Discussion tab at any level.

Submitting Program Changes to Existing Programs

  1. Generate a PDF of the current program from the appropriate Catalog. Refer to the Programs Committee Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures for complete instructions.
  2. Complete a proposal document addressing the questions in the guidelines. Name and save the file with the program code, program name, and date e.g. BS6417_CustomerService_112017.
  3. Request that the Registrar's office (Cherise Olmo, olmo@ohio.edu) make the existing program available in your OCEAN 1.9 worklist. When the program is in edit mode, many items will be editable, but DO NOT CHANGE ANY ITEMS IN OCEAN. Any changes made in OCEAN will not be communicated to the catalog.
  4. Upload your proposal to the Relations tab and click submit.

* Program Teach-Out Notification Form  Word

Programs Committee Members

Connie Patterson, Education, Committee Chair
Catherine Cutcher, International Studies
Pramod Kanwar, Arts & Sciences - Zanesville
David Koonce, Graduate College
Jody Lamb, Fine Arts
Beth Novak, Honors Tutorial College
Luke Pittaway, Business
Sherri Saines, Library
Elizabeth Sayrs, University College, Dean
Jim Smith, Lancaster Dean

Programs Committee Meeting Dates

Agendas for meetings are distributed one week before each meeting. Complete proposals in OCEAN 1.9 at the Programs Committee level, i.e., approved by the college dean, by the Monday, the week prior to each meeting date below will be considered. **Meeting Times: 3:10p.m. - 5:00p.m.; Alden Library Room 319, Friends of the Library.

September 3, 2019
September 24, 2019
October 22, 2019
November 19, 2019
January 14, 2020
February 4, 2020
March 3, 2020
March 31, 2020
April 21, 2020


February 11, 2020
Approved Programs - Word PDF
Agenda - Word

January 21, 2020
Approved Programs - Word
Agenda - Word

December 3, 2019
Approved Programs - Word
Agenda - Word
RHE Program Alignment - Word
COFA Interior Architecture Notification - Word

November 5, 2019
Approved Programs - Word  PDF
Agenda - Word
Graduate Curriculum Approval Process - PDF
New Accelerated Graduate Pathway Proposals - PDF
Accelerated Graduate Pathways - PDF

October 8, 2019
Approved Programs - Word
Agenda - PDF

September 10, 2019
Approved Programs - Word PDF
Agenda - Word PDF


April 30, 2019

Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]
Second Reading of Programs Guidelines, Policies and Procedures [Word]
Zanesville EM Suspension [PDF]

April 9, 2019
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]
Law Enforcement Technology Program Change [PDF]
First reading of Programs, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures [Word]
Notification of ELIP name change to AGC [PDF]

March 19, 2019
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]
College of Business SA Certificates [Word]
ETM Standalone [Word]
French MA Suspension [Word]

February 12, 2019
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]
Medical Assisting Technology Associate Degree Program [Word]
College of Business Standalone Certificate Proposal [Word]
Engineering Standalone Certificate Proposal [PDF]
Hiatus Proposal for Russian Major [PDF]

January 15, 2019
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]

December 11, 2108
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]

November 6, 2018
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]

October 9, 2018
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]

September 11, 2018
Approved [Word]
Agenda [Word]

Review and Approval Levels (in order)

  • DSCC: Department/School Curriculum Committee (if required by college)
  • DCSD: Department Chair/School Director
  • CCC: College Curriculum Committee
  • CDEAN: College Dean
  • PC: Programs Committee
  • UCC: University Curriculum Committee
    Program Approval Process

Program Review Process - Word

College Curriculum Committee Chairs