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Online Non-Credit Program Launch Process

2. Internal Approval (Months 1-2)

(All times are approximate. This timeline represents the best case scenario.)

  • Week 4-5
    Financial Model

    Steps:

    1. The assigned program coordinator from Purdue Online will create a budget including:
      1. Enrollment estimates
      2. Expenses
      3. Revenue
      4. The department usually has an estimated price to charge students.
    2. The program coordinator will also complete a letter of agreement.
    3. Upon completion of the budget, it is submitted to Purdue Online for review and approval from Purdue Online leadership and the Purdue Online business office.

    Questions to Consider:

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  • Week 1-5
    Agreements

    Steps:

    1. If the department decides to use a 3rd party vendor, procurement will review the agreement received by the vendor.
    2. The department head and/or dean and the executive director of Purdue Online sign the agreement.
    3. Procurement signs the agreement on behalf of the university.
    4. 3rd party vendor signs the agreement.
    5. The signed agreement is shared with all parties.

    Questions to Consider:

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  • Week 3-5
    Curriculum Development

    Steps:

    1. Determine the number of courses. If only one course, go directly to course development. If two or more courses, proceed.
    2. Lead faculty will design the curriculum for the program including overarching program objectives and the individual course components. (See Questions to Consider)
    3. The department will then approve the proposed curriculum.

    Questions to Consider:

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