Letter of intent

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Date of submission: date
Name of institution: Kent State University
Intent: To establish a xxxxxx major within the xxxxx degree.
Primary institutional contact for this request:

Name: Therese E. Tillett

Title: Director of Curriculum Services, Office of the Provost

Phone number: 330-672-8558

E-mail: ttillet1@kent.edu
Institution type (please check all that apply):


Private, non-profit



Type of request (please check all that apply):

First request to the Chancellor (i.e., request for initial authorization)

New degree in an approved institution

New program within an existing degree (e.g., major, minor, concentration, etc.)

Certificate program

New licensure/endorsement area (educator preparation)

Other (please describe):

Alternative Delivery Options (please check all that apply):

More than 50% of the program will be offered online

More than 50% of the program will be offered using a flexible or accelerated delivery model

More than 50% of program will be offered at a site different from the institution’s central/main campus location

The program will be offered at multiple campus locations

Date that the request was approved or will be approved by the institution’s Governing Board (e.g. Board of Trustees, Board of Directors):

Approved by the Educational Policies Council on date; full proposal will be reviewed/approved by the Kent State Board of Trustees at later date.

Projected date full proposal will be submitted: to come
Projected start date of the proposed program: to come

  1. Provide a brief description of the request.

  1. Explain the institution’s rationale for making the request.

  1. Indicate whether additional faculty and staff will be needed to support the proposed request.

  1. Indicate whether additional administrative (e.g., admissions, financial aid, registrar, etc.) and student support services (e.g., advising, tutoring, counseling, etc.) will be needed to support the proposed request.

  1. Indicate whether additional library services and resources will be needed to support the proposed request.

  1. Indicate whether additional resources (e.g., facilities, technology, etc.) will be needed to support the proposed request.

By submission of this request, the institution acknowledges and agrees to the following:

  • The submission of the letter of intent and applicable fees initiates the review process. If a complete proposal for this request is not submitted within one year from the date of this letter, the institution must submit another letter of intent and related fees to the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.

  • The institution may withdraw its request it any time. However, fees will not be returned to the institution once a full proposal has been submitted for review.

  • Full proposals will not be reviewed until the institution has submitted all applicable fees to the Ohio Board of Regents.

  • The Chancellor or his staff may, in their judgment, request additional information and/or modify the type of review performed as outlined in the guidelines if the following occurs during the course of the review process:

    • Previously approved institutions fail to continue to meet the Chancellor’s standards;

    • The institution is sanctioned by its regional, national or specialized accreditor, or is sanctioned by another state approval/licensing agency;

    • For-profit institutions registered with the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools are sanctioned by that board; or

    • Institutions undergo a change in ownership or profit status.

  • The Chancellor or his staff, in their judgment, may modify the forms used to submit requests for approval if it is determined that such changes will improve the process. If such change occurs after the institution has submitted a request, the institution may choose to either complete the process using the previous forms or resubmit its request using the new forms.

  • The Chancellor, at his discretion, reserves the right to modify the review guidelines and processes in accordance with the laws and rules of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code.


Todd A. Diacon

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kent State University

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