The process for starting a new online degree can be daunting, but we are here to help you through it. See some of the guidelines to starting a program, then contact us to schedule a consultation today.
How To Start a New Program
Distance Learning programs at UF that seek self-funded status must undergo a multilevel review and approval process before beginning startup. Before proceeding with our services schedule a consultation with the Distance Education Support and Services team for assistance on starting a self-funded program. Upon program approval, we can further assist you in your website, video and other media needs.
Please submit a request to have all individual courses reviewed for approval. This request must be submitted before a program will be considered for approval.
Distance Learning programs can be 100% online, online with on-site main campus meetings, online with on-site off campus meetings, or on-site but not on the main campus.
For more information see:
- Self-Funded Distance and Online Programs Approval Process
- Evaluation Criteria for Academic Programs
- Self-Funded Program policies and procedures
- Academic Approval Tracking
- Additional Program Resources
Developing an Academic Degree Program
All programs must go through the review and approval process, how the process works depends on which program you want established. Read up on the different types of academic programs and see which is right for your plan:
- Professional Degree Programs
- Graduate Degree Programs
- Program Concentration
- Combined Degree Program
- Joint Professional/Graduate Degree
- For-Credit University Certificate
- International Dual Degree Program
- Educational Sites
Note that all new programs must first gain approval by the department and college before going to the university for evaluation and approval.
Where We Can Help
Our goal at Lifelong Learning is to help create online materials that are unique to your program and cater to improving your students’ online education experience. Once a program is approved we will accompany you on getting the details up and rolling. Our team is equipped to help with multi-media production, instructional design, website development and management, grant proposals, and all projects, big or small.
Examples of Our Work in Real Time
See the graduate degree program for Online POP, an interactive online program catered towards working professionals.
Our studio and team is fully equipped to meet all of your media needs; including classroom and studio lectures, animated explainer videos, or simply help with your own self-recorded project.
Check out an overview of the Precision Medicine Graduate Program, and see a sample of our video services in action.