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Changing Names of Academic Units or Academic Programs

Changing Names of Academic Units

Since changes in the names of departments, schools, colleges, centers, or institutes may have major impacts on the curriculum of the University as presented in University publications, they must undergo the same review as other curriculum changes. Changes should be undertaken only after thorough study and evaluation within the originating unit.

Any change in name must first be approved by the originating unit and the appropriate academic dean or director. It is the responsibility of the originating unit and academic dean or director to assure that proposed names are appropriate for the discipline.

NOTE: No students can remain in the old program name once the new program name is approved, and all student records will be updated to the new name.  This record change can update the student's Bulletin term in DegreeWorks.

For more information on this policy, click here.
To submit this request, please follow the steps below:
    • When you click on the link above, the form will open in a browser.  You will need to save the form and open in Adobe Acrobat.  This will allow you to complete the fillable form and add your signature.
    • Both the Curriculum Request Form and the Changing Name of Academic Unit Proposal Form will need to be emailed to April Brown at albrown@uga.edu.
  • Changing Name of Academic Unit proposals will need to be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Senate.  A representative from your department will need to be present at this meeting to discuss the proposal as well as answer any questions or concerns that might arise.
  • Once your request has been approved by both the Franklin College Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Senate, the request will be emailed to the Office of Curriculum Systems and to the Department Head. 

Changing Names of Academic Programs

Since changes in the names of academic programs may have major impacts on the curriculum of the University as presented in University publications, they must undergo the same review as other curriculum changes. Changes should be undertaken only after thorough study and evaluation within the originating unit.

Any change in academic program name must first be approved by the originating unit and the appropriate academic dean or director. It is the responsibility of the originating unit and academic dean or director to assure that proposed names are appropriate for the discipline.

NOTE:  No students can remain in the old program name once the new program name is approved, and all student records will be updated to the new name.  This record change can update the student's Bulletin term in DegreeWorks.

For more information on this policy, click here.
To submit this request, please follow the below steps:
    • When you click on the link above, the form will open in a browser.  You will need to save the form and open in Adobe Acrobat.  This will allow you to complete the fillable form and add your signature.
    • Both the Curriculum Request Form and the Changing Name of Academic Program Proposal Form will need to be emailed to April Brown at albrown@uga.edu.
  • Changing Name of Academic Program Proposals will need to be reviewed and approved by the Faculty Senate.  A representative from your department will need to be present at this meeting to discuss the proposal as well as answer any questions or concerns that might arise.
  • Once your request has been approved by both the Franklin College Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Senate, the request will be emailed to the Office of Curriculum Systems and to the Department Head. 
DEADLINES FOR ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE
Materials DUE to Franklin College Franklin College Faculty Senate Meeting Dates Materials DUE to Curriculum Systems UCC Meeting Dates
August 12, 2022 August 23, 2022 July 29, 2022 August 26, 2022
September 16, 2022 September 27, 2022 September 2, 2022 September 30, 2022
October 7, 2022 October 18, 2022 September 23, 2022 October 21, 2022
November 4, 2022 November 15, 2022 December 9, 2022 January 20, 2023
January 13, 2023 January 24, 2023 January 13, 2023 February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023 February 21, 2023 February 17, 2023 (Agenda items must be submitted by this date to be effective for Fall 2023) March 17, 2023
March 10, 2023 March 21, 2023 March 24, 2023 (Agenda items submitted after this date will be considered for Fall 2023) April 21, 2023
*Any agenda items that are submitted after the materials deadline of March 24, 2023 will be held until the August 2023 UCC meeting, so they will not be considered until Fall 2023 semester.
QUESTIONS?  Please contact April Brown at albrown@uga.edu 

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