Certificates: Authorization to Plan (ATP)
Academic Certificate Programs are a designated set of courses designed to complement a degree program by fostering the development of skills and knowledge in a focused area of study. The President of UHM has the authority to approve certificate programs unless they require new resources in which case the Board of Regents must approve. The first step in creating a certificate program is to consult with OVPAE and then complete the Authorization to Plan (ATP). This brief planning document summarizes the overall purpose and structure of the certificate, and ensures that the necessary consultation between faculty, deans, and administration has taken place. Once the ATP is submitted by the Dean using the appropriate memo template, OVPAE will manage the remainder of the review and approval process. Please be mindful of the various deadlines that may impact the review, approval, and implementation process.
Step 1: Unit Consults with OVPAE
OVPAE will manage the remainder of the review and approval process.