University of Illinois System

Program Approval

Requests for new units will be accepted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education at any time following appropriate institutional review and are acted upon at one of the six meetings per year of the IBHE.

The mission of the University and the identity of its universities is reflected in the strategic framework most recently approved by the Board of Trustees in 2016. New programs must demonstrate their fit not only with the University's stated mission, but also to the strategic plan of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Public Agenda, approved by the IBHE in December 2008.