Program Review and Approval Procedures
Idaho Code 33-101 provides that the State Board of Education has constitutional general supervision and governance of public postsecondary institutions.
The Board approves all new academic and professional-technical education programs for all eight public Idaho institutions consistent with Board Policy III.G. Program requests requiring completion of a Program Proposal Form must be submitted to the Office of the State Board of Education using the online Institution Program Database System. Each institution has a designated representative responsible for the submission of proposals to the system.
There are four Program Proposal Forms institutions shall use for processing program requests.
- The Undergraduate/Graduate Proposal Form is to request a new certificate, associate, Bachelor’s, or graduate program, and to expand or consolidate an existing program.
- The Professional-Technical Education Proposal Form is to request a new PTE program or expand/consolidate an existing program. A Scope and Sequence, PTE Form Attachment B, is required for professional-technical education requests.
- The Discontinuance Proposal Form is to discontinue any academic or professional-technical education program and administrative/instructional unit.
- The Instructional/Administrative Unit Proposal Form is to request a new instructional or administrative unit.
Please refer to Idaho State Board of Education Governing Policies and Procedures Section III.G. Program Approval and Discontinuance.