Supporting academic growth

We are committed to student success and positive student learning outcomes. Toward this end, we encourage departments and academic units to propose programs that meet student needs, and emphasize interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to learning.

The resources below contain more information related to academic program development.

The Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment (OCLDAA) has resources for curriculum development.

Blended Learning


Blended learning combines the best elements of face-to-face teaching (for example, oral communication) and online instruction (for example, thoughtful reflection, written communication, and exploration) in ways that improve student engagement and learning. See more details on NAU's Blended Learning Home Page.

Program review

The Arizona Board of Regents require reviews of all academic programs every seven years. Learn more about program reviews.

Academic strategic plans

Current and past academic strategic plans:

Diversity curriculum

The university values diversity as part of a complete education and a necessary component of civic life. Learn how we encourage multicultural education with the university’s diversity curriculum requirement.

New degree proposals

Your department may propose a new degree to fit the needs of your students. Review the required forms before you submit your proposal:

Organizational changes

To propose organizational changes, use the following forms:

Center/institute proposals

  • Cover page for center/institute proposals
  • Format for center/institute proposals
  • Policy on the Establishment and Management of Research Centers at NAU

University curriculum reviews

The University Curriculum Committee evaluates undergraduate curricula to ensure compliance with university regulations. Learn more about the University Curriculum Committee, and find required forms.

The University Graduate Committee oversees all graduate curricula reviews.

The Extended Campuses Curriculum Committee and Yuma Curriculum Committee oversee curricula review for online and statewide programs.