Process for New Program Launch
UTEP Connect collaborates with academic units to launch fully online programs. The launch process is comprised of four phases.
Phase One is the information-gathering stage. UTEP Connect works with the academic program to understand program goals, capacity, and timeline. This phase concludes an agreement to launch the program and information shared with the relevant department chair and/or dean.
Phase Two is the approvals stage. The academic program director must coordinate and secure approvals from the Curriculum Effectiveness and Improvement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase Three is the development stage. The UTEP Connect staff works with several University offices to prepare for the program's launch. The course carousel and the course development schedule are needed to develop the financial model and begin course development. The Business Center develops the financial model and acquires departmental and VPBA approvals of the tuition rate. The State Authorization Manager works with the program director to ensure that all federal, state, and licensure requirements are met. Marketing requires the program's feedback to build their webpage and initial marketing materials. Recruitment and advising works with the program to create the knowledge base for working with students.
Phase Four is program launch. Marketing begins, and the program's application is opened. Enrollment Counselors cultivate and follow-up on leads, students are admitted and advised. Course development follows the course carousel until all courses are offered.
View the pdf below for more details of each phase of the process and timeframes.