When UW–Madison enters into a contractual arrangement for the delivery of instruction that results in the awarding of UW–Madison credit, such an arrangement requires academic approval by the faculty of the contracting department or unit, the dean of the school/college, and the University Academic Planning Council (UAPC).
After these campus approvals, contractual arrangements for credit instruction must be approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) under the policies for substantive institutional change.
The academic approval, including HLC approval, must be complete before Procurement Services signs the contract.
Because these types of contractual arrangements require reporting to and possibly approval by the HLC, UW–Madison academic approvals are required. These approvals demonstrate that the contractual arrangement has oversight by the program faculty, the dean, and the faculty governance process.