New programs must be approved and registered by the New York State Education Department before they can be advertised or students solicited. For the following, submit a proposal summary to the Office of Academic Program Review:
1. Every program of study (curriculum) leading to a credit-bearing certificate, diploma, or degree, or licensure in a profession.
For a curricular change, indicate the course to be added/deleted with a brief rationale, and provide curricular outlines of the current program and the revised curriculum, indicating the changes. For any new course not described in the bulletin, provide a copy of the syllabus and list the name, qualifications, and relevant experience of the faculty member who will teach the course. For any existing course that is changed from an elective to a requirement, include a course description.
If the proposed program change will result in a change in the program's student learning goals, submit a revised Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan. Submit Columns I-IV to the Office of Academic Assessment at the same time that the program proposal is submitted to either the Graduate Commission or the Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee. Columns V-VII are to be completed at an appropriate time after the changes have been implemented. If you have questions about outcomes assessment, visit the Office of Academic Assessment website or contact Diana Karafin, Assistant Director of Assessment and Evaluation.
For the following, file a statement with the proposed changes (describing current status, intended changes, and reason for the changes) with the Office of Academic Program Review.
For the following, file a statement, with reason for the change and the status of any remaining students, with the Office of Academic Program Review.
The usual timeframe is 1- 3 months once the proposal has been submitted to the State Education Department. It can take longer if they have questions. Proposals in fields leading to professional licensure often take longer.
The following activities may trigger the need for approval from another state: the enrollment of state residents in a distance education program; having distance education faculty reside in another state; proctoring; marketing/advertising/recruiting; non-classroom experiences such as internships, field experience and practicums, and other activities. Access NYU's Non-New York State Authorization and Distance Education site for further information.