In order to inform the Board of Regents regarding institution’s academic directions and encourage ongoing prioritization of academic programs, each institution will file an Academic Priorities and Planning Statement Template with the Commissioner of Higher Education annually eight weeks prior to the July meeting of the Board of Regents.

Along with this statement, institutions should submit a Forthcoming Academic Proposals spreadsheet describing academic programs or research centers/institutes that the institution anticipates may proceed to the “Request to Plan” portion of the approval process in the coming year. A proposal need not be listed in this report to proceed to the Request to Plan stage. However, listing proposals likely to move forward is an appreciated courtesy intended to encourage early communication and collaboration.




If you have any questions regarding the Academic Program Planning and Priorities process or requirements, please contact Joe Thiel, Director of Academic Policy and Research,