Step 1


When a department has decided to propose a new minor, the dean of the academic unit must receive written approval from the senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs to proceed with the development of a proposal.

Required item

Step 1.1

C4 approval

Any new minors (or changes to minors) in technology or computing should receive approval from the C4 committee before continuing in the approval process. Any questions should be directed to the C4 co-chairs.

Step 2

Proposal form

Complete all sections of the minor proposal form. Following final school-level approval, send the proposal form to the Office of Academic Affairs, requesting review and approval. All proposals will be reviewed using a rubric, which schools should follow when developing the proposal to avoid delays in the approval process.

Required items
  • New minor proposal form

Send your materials to savcaa@iupui.edu.

Step 3

Undergraduate Affairs Committee (UAC)

After the senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs approves the proposal, the Office of Academic Affairs will forward the proposal to the UAC for review and approval. Members of an UAC subcommittee will review the proposal and make recommendations to the full committee regarding approval. After the presentation in Step 4, the full UAC will vote on whether to approve the proposal.

Step 4

Presentation to UAC

The chair of the Undergraduate Affairs Committee will invite the originating unit to present the proposal at a regularly scheduled UAC meeting. These meetings occur once a month during the academic year.

Step 5

Chief academic officer

Following approval by the UAC, the proposal will be forwarded by the UAC to the chief academic officer for approval. If approved by the chief academic officer, the proposal will be entered into the APPEAR system by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Step 6

Unit and campus notifications

If approved, the Office of Academic Affairs will send notification of approval to the originating unit, IU Studios, the IU Indianapolis registrar, the director of the Office of Student Financial Services, and the director of undergraduate admissions for coding and implementation. Though no additional approvals are needed beyond that of the IU Indianapolis chief academic officer, University Academic Affairs will be notified to allow for updating of necessary tables.