Most curricular proposals start at the department, school or regional campus level and then progress through the various offices until they reach the normal level of final approval for that type of curricular proposal. However, any hierarchically higher level may request to review, initiate and/or approve or disapprove any proposal. The normal level of final approval for curricular proposals is shown in the following table outline of the approval sequence.

Changes to Academic Units Dept College Grad Provost EPC Senate Trustees ODHE HLC
Establish or revise substantially a college that affects the region or other institutions (e.g., College of Medicine)    
Establish, revise or inactivate/consolidate a college, department or school      
Establish, revise or inactivate/consolidate an academic center or institute      
Revise name of a college, department or school      
Revise name of an academic center or institute      
Changes to Degrees, Majors and Major Concentrations Dept College Grad Provost EPC Senate Trustees ODHE HLC
Establish a graduate major or degree
Establish an undergraduate major or degree  
Establish a graduate concentration        
Establish an undergraduate concentration          
Establish, revise or inactivate contractual or consortia agreement to deliver courses (content or platform) or outsource aspects of a major      
Establish, revise or inactivate a combined (e.g., B.A./M.A.) or dual degree (e.g., M.B.A./M.Ed.) of existing programs      
Revise name of a graduate major or degree  
Revise name of an undergraduate major or degree    
Revise name of a graduate concentration        
Revise name of an undergraduate concentration          
Revise requirements of a graduate major or concentration        
Revise requirements of an undergraduate major or concentration          
Revise admission criteria of a graduate major        
Revise admission criteria of an undergraduate major          
Revise online/location (50%+) of a graduate major      
Revise online/location (50%+) of an undergraduate major        
Revise unit “ownership” of a graduate major    
Revise unit “ownership” of an undergraduate major      
Suspend admission (temporary) of a major or concentration        
Inactivate a graduate major or degree  
Inactivate an undergraduate major or degree    
Inactivate a graduate concentration        
Inactivate an undergraduate concentration          
Changes to Minors Dept College Grad Provost EPC Senate Trustees ODHE HLC
Establish, revise or inactivate a graduate minor        
Establish, revise or inactivate an undergraduate minor          
Revise online/location (50%+) of a graduate minor        
Revise online/location (50%+) of an undergraduate minor          
Suspend admission or inactivate a graduate minor        
Suspend admission or inactivate an undergraduate minor          
Changes to Certificates Dept College Grad Provost EPC Senate Trustees ODHE HLC
Establish a graduate certificate    
Establish an undergraduate certificate      
Revise name of a graduate certificate        
Revise name of an undergraduate certificate          
Revise requirements of a graduate certificate        
Revise requirements of an undergraduate certificate          
Revise admission criteria of a graduate certificate        
Revise admission criteria of an undergraduate certificate          
Revise online/location (50%+) of a graduate certificate        
Revise online/location (50%+) of an undergraduate certificate          
Suspend admission or inactivate a graduate certificate        
Suspend admission or inactivate an undergraduate certificate          
Changes to Courses Dept College Grad Provost EPC Senate Trustees ODHE HLC
Establish, revise or inactivate a course          
Establish, revise or inactivate a course subject (e.g., CHEM)          
Designate a course as a Kent Core        
Designate a course as diversity, writing intensive, experiential learning, first-year orientation          
Revise or inactivate a course as a Kent Core, diversity, writing intensive, experiential learning, first-year orientation          
Changes to Policies Dept College Grad Provost EPC Senate Trustees ODHE HLC
Establish, revise or inactivate a university-wide academic policy, operational procedure or regulation        
Establish a graduate academic requirement        
Establish an undergraduate academic requirement        
Establish, revise or inactivate a graduate academic policy in an academic unit        
Establish, revise or inactivate an undergraduate academic policy in an academic unit          
Revise or inactivate a graduate academic requirement          
Revise or inactivate an undergraduate academic requirement            
Changes to Other Academic Initiatives Dept College Grad Provost EPC Senate Trustees ODHE HLC
Establishment, revision or inactivation of a unique program that affects students in more than one academic unit (e.g., Honors Program, Military Studies, Washington Program)