Supporting academic growth and excellence

We are committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities of benefit to our students and to society.

The resources below contain more information related to academic program development.

The Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment (OCLDAA) has resources for curriculum development.

Academic planning framework

During 2013-2014, the Provost's Academic Leadership Council collaborated with faculty from across campus to develop a shared approach to evaluating programs in terms of strategic priority, academic quality, and financial/resource implications.  We encourage units to consult the document in preparing for a program review, writing an action plan, or proposing new programs. The following process and templates should be used to submit academic program ideas/proposals for review:

Academic program reviews and accreditation reviews

The Arizona Board of Regents require reviews of all academic programs every seven years. Learn more about program reviews.

Reporting program changes to the Arizona Board of Regents

Current and past ABOR reports:

Blended learning and technology-enhanced instruction

Blended learning combines the best elements of face-to-face teaching (for example, oral communication) and online instruction (for example, thoughtful reflection, written communication, and exploration) in ways that improve student engagement and learning. See more details on NAU's Blended Learning Home Page. The e-Learning Center provides extensive support for faculty in finding and incorporating appropriate technologies in their courses.

Organizational changes

To propose organizational changes, use the following forms:

Center/institute proposals

  • Cover page for center/institute proposals
  • Format for center/institute proposals
  • Policy on the Establishment and Management of Research Centers at NAU

University curriculum reviews

The University Curriculum Committee evaluates undergraduate curricula to ensure compliance with university regulations. Learn more about the University Curriculum Committee, and find required forms.

The University Graduate Committee oversees all graduate curricula reviews.

The Extended Campuses Curriculum Committee oversees curricula review for online and statewide programs.