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Program Development Information

The process and procedures for the establishment, revision, suspension or discontinuance of programs at KPU is outlined in Policy AC10 and its associated procedures.

An overview of the process and procedures is set out in the Appendix A flowcharts.  

Details are provided in the University’s Guide for Program Development and Program Change

The forms referenced in the Guide can be downloaded from the links below:

For more information regarding the completion of the above forms and the governance approval process and timeline for making submissions to Senate, please contact Dr. Jennifer Au, Vice Chair of Senate and Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Curriculum, at

Related Reference Documents

Course Outline Manual
Course Outline Template (includes requests for Quantitative (Q), Writing-Intensive, or Pathway to Undergraduate Study designations)
Bachelor of Arts Degree Framework
Associate of Arts Degree Framework
Bachelor of Science Degree Framework
Minors Framework
Flexible Pre-Major Agreements

Submitting to Senate

All submissions are made through the Senate Standing Committee on Curriculum (SSCC) and its Subcommittee on Course Curriculum (SCC).  
For submissions to SSCC, complete the Senate and Senate Standing Committee cover template
For course outline submissions to SCC, complete the SCC submission template.

See Committee webpages for meeting dates and submission deadlines.
Approval deadlines for curricular changes to the University Calendar are set by the Office of the Registrar.