What is a Notification of Intent (NOI)?
The first step in getting an new program proposal approved is to submit a notification of intent. The NOI will be posted to the KPPS (Kentucky Program Proposal System) and we be distributed to all CAO's at the Kentucky public institutions for a 30 day review period. This requires a 1) Name of the Program, 2) Degree Designation, 3) CIP Code, 4) a Brief Description of the Program. Additionally, when submitting a NOI you will be asked a series of questions that allow our office to determine whether the proposed program would be considered a substantive change as defned by SACSCOC's substantive Change Policy.
When do I need to submit an NOI?
You can submit an NOI once you have the identified the required information listed above. However, our office will work with you to determine when the NOI should be submitted to the KPPS. The NOI starts a 30 day approval process. Once the NOI has been approved, the program has 60 days to submit the pre-proposal. If the pre-proposal is not submitted within this period then a NOI has to be resubmitted initiating another 30 day period.