Program Proposal Pathway



Faculty have an idea for a new Ecampus online or hybrid program — either an extension of an existing campus-based program, or a totally new program.



Faculty reach out to Ecampus for an initial conversation about program ideas. Often, faculty are invited to meet with the Ecampus program intake team. For full degree and certificate programs, Ecampus may conduct additional market and financial analysis to gauge demand and long-term sustainability of the program.


Propose to Ecampus

Faculty submit program proposal materials to Ecampus in time for the next quarterly program review deadline.


Ecampus review

Ecampus reviews all program proposals thoroughly and decides which to accept for development and delivery.


Sign the Program Development MOU

If accepted, Ecampus creates an MOU between Ecampus and the academic college. The MOU includes roles and responsibilities, course development schedules, curriculum details and funding information (if applicable). The MOU is signed by all relevant parties.


Propose to CIM

Faculty move forward with filing a program proposal in the Curriculum Inventory Management tool for the new Ecampus program. Note that the agreement between Ecampus and the college is separate from the curricular approval. Both are required. Ecampus monitors, but does not manage, the curricular review process.


Curricular review

The program proposal proceeds through the various steps of curricular review, including (among many) the approval from Ecampus and the Curriculum Council.


Curricular approval

The program completes all curricular review steps and is formally approved by OSU to be delivered by Ecampus.


Program launch

The program is formally launched by Ecampus once it is added to the OSU academic catalog at the appropriate effective term and added to the OSU application and Ecampus website.


Propose a New Online Program  |  Navigating the Proposal Process