New Degree Process

Proposals to Create or Change Academic Programs (PCCAP) are managed through the Office of Academic Program Review, Assessment, and Accreditation (OAPRAA). OAPRAA staff will support faculty or administrators with the change process, and will handle the reporting of any substantive changes to Vanderbilt’s institutional accrediting agency if needed and as appropriate. Visit the OAPRAA website to schedule a help session, or email for assistance.

Please note that OAPRAA is concerned with substantive changes to programs of study (as defined by federal requirements); changes to course content descriptions, or titles are handled through the University Registrar.

For your reference, here are the links on your respective pages:

Provost page:

Standard Operating Procedures and Resources (New Hire On-Boarding Kit) | Office of the Provost | Vanderbilt University


New Degree Process | Constitution | Faculty Senate | Vanderbilt University

Graduate School:

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DGS Resources | Faculty and Staff | Graduate School | Vanderbilt University


References made in this document: CEP rules 2015 revision.pdf (