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.
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.
**If you are still uncertain about whether to initiate the IC Process, contact the Office of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness.**
The internal review includes working with contacts to identify what is needed to implement and sustain the change (see Pre-proposal: Whom 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.
External Action: Submitting Proposals/Notifications
You will work with IAE and the Provost’s Office to secure required approvals from SCHEV and/or SACSCOC.
For submissions and other communication required by the U.S. Department of Education and discipline-specific accrediting agencies, "[f]or proposals originating with a school, the originating school is responsible for submissions and other communications about institutional change with the VDOE and descipline-specific accrediting agencies. The originating school provides copies of such submissions and related communications to IAE and the Office of the Provost." (Section C - Institutional Change Policy)
Please visit the IC Resource Center for additional information designed to facilitate the IC Process.