Academic Programs and Agreements

Academic Programs

Changes regarding academic programs may require UT System, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and/or Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approval before becoming effective.

Prior to any external approvals, it is important that the appropriate entities at UTSA are included in the process of proposing changes. From a faculty governance perspective, the respective:

  • Department Curriculum Committee
  • Department Chair
  • College Curriculum Committee, and
  • Dean

should be involved prior to seeking approval for the change.

In addition, the Faculty Senate and other entities are included in the approval process as noted on the Approval Flowchart.

Not all proposals will need all approvals listed, but this flowchart provides a comprehensive overview of the process.


Academic Agreements

For approval of academic agreements, approval steps vary depending upon the type of agreement. Proposals may be reviewed by Legal Affairs, the University Career Center, Undergraduate Studies, Global Initiatives, etc., as required.


Approval System

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CourseLeaf is the system used to submit requests. Proposals will be routed based on the appropriate workflow for the proposed academic program change or academic agreement. Users have been assigned to each college and/or administrative unit.

Contact Academic Programs if additional access is needed or for general questions about these processes.