Online Non-Credit Program Launch Process



1 Exploratory

Month 1

2 Internal Approval

Months 1-2

3 Execution & Implementation

Months 2-5

4 Launch & Continuous Support

Months 3-5

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

Week 4-5

Financial Model

Steps: The assigned program coordinator from Purdue Online will create a budget including:Enrollment estimatesExpensesRevenueThe department usually has an estimated price to charge students.The program coordinator will also complete a letter of agreement.Upon completion of the budget, it is submitted to Purdue Online for review and approval from Purdue Online leadership…

Week 4-5
Week 1-5


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 behalf of the university.3rd party vendor signs the agreement.The signed agreement is…

Week 1-5
Week 3-5

Curriculum Development

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

Week 3-5