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Academic Programs

  • Academic Program Approval Policy
    The Council on Postsecondary Education has statutory authority to approve new academic programs at state colleges and universities. KRS 164.020 (15) empowers the Council to define and approve the offering of all postsecondary education technical, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degree, certificate, or diploma programs in the public postsecondary education institutions. 
  • Degree Program Eligibility 
    KRS 164.020 (10) allows the Council to postpone the approval of any new program at a state postsecondary educational institution, unless the institution has met its equal educational opportunity goals as established by the Council. 
  • Academic Program Approval Policy:  Advanced Practice Doctorates
    KRS 164.295
    requires the Council on Postsecondary Education to promulgate an administrative regulation setting forth the criteria and conditions by which advanced practice doctorates may be approved at comprehensive universities.
  • Academic Program Approval Policy:  Degree Program Eligibility
    KRS 164.020 (10) allows the Council to postpone the approval of any new program at a state postsecondary educational institution, unless the institution has met its equal educational opportunity goals as established by the Council.
  • Kentucky Postsecondary Program Proposal System (KPPPS)
    KPPPS is the online academic program approval system for public institutions.
  • Guidelines for New Extended Campus Programs
    Institutions planning to offer programs outside their areas of geographic responsibility must consult with potential postsecondary partners in the region to ensure coordination and collaboration and ot minimize unproductive competition.  If there is opposition, the Council will decide how best to resolve the dispute.
  • Review of Existing Academic Programs: Policy
    KRS 164.020 (16) authorizes the Council to eliminate, in its discretion, existing programs or make any changes in existing academic programs at the state's postsecondary educational institutions, taking into consideration certain criteria.

 

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