Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review

Offsite Location Approval Process

Before an existing UT program can be offered at an offsite location, approval must be granted at various levels.   The proponent for the offsite location must receive approval from the College and provide documentation of approvals from the department, dean, and Office of the Provost.

This approval process includes programs outside the United States where a UT degree is ultimately granted.

Any new UT programs must also be approved by Faculty Senate or Graduate Council before they can be offered at UT or Offsite.  

Electronic submissions will go to the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review which will notify the Office of the Provost.

Information may also be shared with:
•Office of Off-Campus and Extended Programs (if applicable)
•Center for International Studies and Programs (if applicable)

STEP 2:

Complete the College Approval of Offsite Location Form
Colleges may use their own internal form for this process, or they may use the form provided:

College Approval of Offsite Location Form 

Documentation must include the following signatures:

  • department chair
  • dean
  • associate VP for academic finance
  • provost
STEP 3:
State and HLC Approvals

The program must complete the UT Offsite Location Application for External Approval if the offsite location meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Students can complete 50% or more of the courses leading to a degree program.
  • Students can complete 50% or more of a Title IV eligible certificate.
  • Students can complete a degree program that they began at another institution even if the degree completion program provides less than 50% of the courses leading to a degree program.

Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review will submit for external approval (i.e. State, HLC) as needed.

Last Updated: 9/18/17