Online Graduate Program Launch Process

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1 Exploratory

Month 1

2 Internal Approval

Months 2-5

3 External Approval

Months 5-8

4 Execution & Implementation

Months 5-12

5 Launch & Continuous Support

Months 8-12

2. Internal Approval (Months 2-5)
(All times are approximate. This timeline represents the best case scenario.)

Week 5-7
Steps: Purdue Online will introduce the faculty and department to their different 3rd party vendor options.The department will decide what services they will need from the 3rd party vendor.The Purdue Online and the academic department’s business offices will create a
Week 5-7
Week 6-8
Steps: The business office from Purdue Online and the business office of the academic department will create a financial model to understand if the program is financially viable. The financial model will include: Enrollment estimates for a minimum of 4
Week 6-8
Week 7-9
Steps: If the department decides to use a 3rd party vendor, procurement will review the agreement received by the vendor. The department head and/or dean and the executive director of Purdue Online sign the agreement. Procurement signs the agreement on
Week 7-9
Week 5-7
Steps: Lead faculty designs the curriculum using already approved courses and/or creating new courses. The curriculum is shared with the department and/or college according to the policies of the academic department. The department/college reviews and approves the curriculum. If new
Week 5-7
Week 8-10
In addition to any department and college level process, the following guidelines are suggested when writing a graduate program proposal: Steps: Lead faculty and the online program launch director select the proposal template according to the type of program being
Week 8-10
Week 11-19
Steps: Gain the following approvals based on the proposed offering New courses: New course is reviewed and approved following the guidelines of the academic department and/or college. In Curriculog submit the New Graduate Course proposal. Graduate School and Council reviews
Week 11-19