PRESENTATION OF NEW PROGRAMS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The following procedures were established to regularize presentations to the Board of Trustees for new programs.
New program or degree requests that require OBOR approval and certain other new programs must first receive approval from the BGSU Board of Trustees.
To provide for timely review, the formal program request and supportive material must be ready for mailing to the Trustees at least two weeks before the meeting at which the Board's approval is sought. This means that all internal approvals must be obtained and the materials must be in final form prior to this time.
Proposals for new programs that are submitted to the Office of the Provost for Board of Trustees approval should be accompanied with a cover memo of one to two pages from the sponsoring college. The cover memo should include an abstract of the proposal, the rationale, resource implications, and the review/approval process that has been followed.
At the meeting of the Board of Trustees, the collegiate dean should be prepared to introduce the chair or faculty member who will speak for the program and answer questions (if the dean does not do this). The presentation should be brief--no more than 5 to 10 minutes total. The presentation should cover some of the same general background as in the cover memo, emphasizing the substance of the program and the rationale for it. The speaker should also be prepared to respond to questions regarding resources needed for the program or other questions raised by the Trustees. Handouts or charts that assist in the explanation of the program should be available.