Institutional Change (IC)

William & Mary’s Institutional Change Policy was established to ensure that academic and organizational changes are coordinated internally and comply with internal and external requirements.

A unit that is envisioning a change, should begin the IC Process as soon as possible.

IC Process
Pre-Proposal: Envisioning a Change

Is your unit considering a change? Here are some questions that will help you identify the type of change and who to coordinate with as you prepare to submit an IC Form.

Who to contact

Types of changes

**If you are still uncertain about whether to initiate the IC Process, contact the Office of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness.**

Internal Review: Submitting an IC Form

**Submission of the IC Form is used to initiate the internal review process.**

The internal review includes working with contacts to identify what is needed to implement and sustain the change (see Pre-proposal: Who to Contact) and to address internal and external requirements. When sufficiently developed, the Provost reviews and responds to the proposed change.

The IC Timeline lists key considerations to factor into planning a change and estimates of the time needed to secure required approvals and implement a change.

Submit IC Form


External Action: Submitting Proposals/Notifications

You will work with IAE and the Provost’s Office to secure required approvals from SCHEV and/or SACSCOC.  

You are responsible for submissions and other communication required by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and discipline-specific accrediting agencies.

Please visit the IC Resource Center for additional information designed to facilitate the IC Process.