Procedure: Prospective DIS students will meet with the ACE IT Center to establish their interest in the program. After consultation with
the ACE IT Center, students will fill out a DIS application, including a one page essay explaining their ideas for their proposed program and
their reasoning for wanting to adopt said program. Ideally, this program will tie to a specific transfer path, career, or line of intellectual
The ACE IT Center will communicate with relevant departments in order to find the most appropriate two advisors to co-advise the student. These
advisors, along with the ACE IT Center representative, will go over the application and decide whether or not to approve.
If a student is approved for the DIS and advisors are assigned, the student would be required to meet with both each semester before
registration. The onus for doing this would be on the student, as with any other advising situation.
Guidelines: DIS degrees need to be approved by the Vice President of Student Learning or the Dean of Academics before becoming official.
DIS degrees should have substantial representation from each of the represented majors. The DIS program is not designed for students to change
one class in a major, but as an option for students who really want to explore a new major that would otherwise not be possible. DIS degrees
still need to meet all WWCC requirements, including General Education requirements.