Institutional Change (IC)

The Provost’s Office and the Office of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness (IAE) coordinate the review and approval process of changes as specified in William & Mary’s Institutional Change Policy. The Policy was established to ensure that academic and organizational changes comply with internal and external requirements.  Examples of academic and organizational changes that require reporting are listed on the Policy.  The process of submitting a form is located below.

Steps to proposing a change
  1. In the early stages of planning, submit an Institutional Change Form to IAE. Advance planning is essential because it can take up to nine months to obtain approvals from external agencies, such as the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
  2. Following review, the Provost’s Office and IAE notify the originating unit whether the proposed change is deemed consistent with College priorities and the needs of other units.  With the Provost’s endorsement, the Provost’s office and IAE will work with the originating unit to comply with all internal and external approval requirements.
IAE Resources (Policy)
External Policies