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Indiana University Northwest

Strategic Planning Committee

Definitions of Programs

Academic Program
Definition - (Credit Bearing and Non Credit Bearing) – An academic or degree-granting program, academic center or institute or one largely headed by faculty to advance academic disciplines. Examples include Master in Business Administration or Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning.

Support Program
Definition - Any campus unit that is not an academic program.

Relevant Support Program
Definition - Functional or co-curricular units at IU Northwest that offer specific expertise or contribute to students’ development and preparation for lifelong learning, ethical practices, developing successful careers, and effective citizenship. Examples of Relevant Support Programs are: Career Services, Assessment Center, etc.

Created December 15, 2005