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Major Modifications

A major modification indicates a significant change to an existing program such as a change in the learning outcomes (UDLES or GDLES); a change in requirements that differ significantly from the way the program is offered since its last cyclical program review (e.g., introduction of co-op option, merger of two or more programs); or significant changes to the faculty delivering the program (e.g., large number of new hires or retirements) and/or essential resources to the program (e.g., change to existing delivery by moving a program fully online or to a different campus). Source:

Distinguishing between a new program and a major modification can be challenging; however, the Quality Council has provided examples to help define what constitutes a “new program” versus a “major modification”: