New Graduate Program Approvals
Proposals for all “brand” new graduate programs, regardless of whether or not the University will be applying for provincial funding, require internal approval by the Queen’s Senate and must also be appraised by the QC Appraisal Committee.
Expedited Approvals for Graduate Programs
Proposals for major modifications to an existing graduate program are normally eligible for the Expedited Approvals process. Major modifications to existing programs may include one or more of the following:
Proposals for new graduate collaborative, certificate, for-credit diploma and graduate combined programs will also fall under the Expedited Approval processes.
The Expedited Approval process does not normally require external consultants nor does it require approval by the QC.
The process for Expedited Approvals does not apply when changes to a program are considered minor. For example, amendments to “Emphasis or Options” remain the jurisdiction of the Graduate Studies Executive Council (GSEC).