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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment:SCHEV

Old Dominion University (ODU) is authorized to grant degrees by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), which is the Common wealth's coordinating body for higher education.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IE&A) serves as the liaison between SCHEV and ODU with three main goals; (1) to make sure new programs are sustainable, (2) requests are sent to SCHEV promptly, and (3) interpret SCHEV policies and procedures to internal stakeholders, and review new proposals and/or modifications.



The following changes may need to be sent to SCHEV and/or SACSCOC before they can be implemented or marketed to students:


  1. New degree/certificate programs

  2. CIP code changes

  3. Changes in modality

  4. Opening, merging or closing academic departments or colleges

  5. Altering delivery format or the number of credits required

  1. Program modifications

  2. Adding a concentration

  3. Program closures

  4. Program name/title change

  5. Program merger or spin-offs

  6. Adding off-campus sites




May Approval Timeline


  • September 1 (deadline): Program Announcement submitted to SCHEV.
  • September Council meeting: Program Announcement receives discussion.
  • December 15 (deadline): Program Proposal submitted to SCHEV.
  • Program approval considered for action at the May Council meeting; if conferred, approval is effective fall of the same year or within one calendar year after Council approval.

October Approval Timeline


  • March 1 (deadline): Program Announcement submitted to SCHEV.
  • March Council meeting: Program Announcement receives discussion.
  • June 1 (deadline): Program Proposal submitted to SCHEV.
  • Program approval considered for action at the October Council meeting; if conferred, approval is effective spring semester of the same academic year or within one calendar year after Council approval.



Resources






If you have any questions or would like to setup a new program proposal consultation please contact ODU's SCHEV liaison Dr. Bryan Payne



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