Describe the institution's provisions for periodic review of the quality and effectiveness of its academic programs, including evidence of student achievement, accomplishments of graduates, faculty performance, etc.
a. Submit a site visit report by at least two nationally recognized authorities in the discipline, external to New York State, and agreed to in advance by the Doctoral Program Review Office. The names and vitae of at least three potential reviewers, along with a brief description of the proposed program, should be submitted to the Office of Academic Program Review, for consultation with the State Education Department, as early as possible in the process of preparing the proposal. This will save time. The reviewers should use the Instructions for Evaluation of Doctoral Program Proposals (.doc) for Doctoral Program Proposals to evaluate the quality and viability of the proposed program in terms of governance, curriculum, faculty, students, facilities, and other resources. A single team report is preferred.
b. The report should include the name, title, instiutional affiliation, address, email address, and telephone number for each team member, and be signed by them.
c. Reviewers must sign the Conflict of Interest Guidelines (.doc) included in the instructions document. A signed copy of this form should be retained by the instiution.
d. Include in the proposal materials the institution's response to the site visit report, fully addressing any concerns raised by the reviewers. If appropriate, indicate where changes have been made in the proposal in response to the site visit report.
Prepare a one-or two-page summary of the proposal which briefly sets forth:
1. the title of the proposed program, the four-digit HEGIS code in which the program should be categorized (to be obtained from the Office of Academic Program Review), and the degree, diploma, or certificate to which it leads;
2. the purpose and goals of the program and its relationship to the stated mission of the institution and to existing offerings of the institution;
3. the curriculum;
4. any unique characteristics of the program;
5. requirements for admission to the program;
6. the nature of the prospective student body (geographic origin, age, racial/ethnic characteristics, any other pertinent information);
7. projected (full- and part-time) enrollment in the program’s first and fifth year of operation;
8. Faculty, facilities including library, equipment, and other academic resources available, and planned to be acquired, to support the proposed program;
9. prospects for employment/further education for the program’s graduates; and,
10. any additional basis of need for the program.
Student Learning Outcomes Assesment Plan
Submit a Student Learning Outcomes Assesment Plan to the Office of Academic Assesment by email to Diana Karafin at the same time the proposal is submitted to the Graduate Commssion. For information on requirements for assessment plans and sample templates, please visit the Academic Assessment and Reporting site. The proposal submission to the Graduate Commssion should also include your assessment plan. If you have questions about outcomes assessment visit this website.
Please complete the Graduate Program Requirements form.
If you are proposing a program which will involve marketing and/or advertising, non-classroom experiences (clinical experiences, field work, internships, etc.), or proctoring in a state other than New York, you must also visit the Non-NY State Authorization and Distance Education tab for additional information and requirements concerning approvals necessary from other states.