Application for Registration of a New Program in a Licensed Profession (.doc)
The following information should be provided to the Office of Academic Program Review separately from the above program proposal documents. Please submit two copies.
- Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan: For information on requirements for assessment plans and sample templates, please visit the Academic Assessment and Reporting site. Your Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan should be submitted to the Office of Academic Assessment by email to Diana Karafin at the same time as your program proposal is submitted to the Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee or to the Graduate Commission. The proposal submission to either of those groups should also include your assessment plan. If you have questions about outcomes assessment visit this website.
- Undergraduate Program Requirements
- Graduate Program Requirements
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.
Describe fully the precise purpose of the proposed program. Describe the relationship between the new program and existing programs, with assurances that it will not strain existing resources, either financial or academic. Note whether the proposed program will replace any existing program or programs.
a. Submit a justification as to why the proposed program is needed in terms of the clientele and area it will serve. If appropriate, describe need in terms of the State as a whole. Explain why the need is not now being met by other institutions. Describe and document how the need was measured.
b. Specify the number of students (currently enrolled at the institution, at other institutions, or from other sources) who have requested that this program be established or the other reasons that led the institution to develop the proposal.
c. Note other institutions in the same region offering similar programs and indicate whether they have been consulted on the potential effect upon such programs.
d. Indicate, if the program is career or professionally oriented, the potential employers of persons trained in the discipline or disciplines who have requested establishment of the program, and their specific employment needs.
3. Internal Evaluation
Describe provisions by the institution for periodic review of the academic quality and effectiveness of its programs, including evidence of student achievement, accomplishments of graduates, faculty performance, and other bases for decision-making, as required by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
4. Description of the Costs of the New Program
a. Estimate the first-year, itemized cost of the proposed program. Indicate how much of each item will be absorbed in current budgets and how much will be newly appropriated monies.
b. Estimate the annual cost and anticipated income of the program for the five years following its first year. Explain the rationale for your estimates. Again, indicate how much will be an existing expense and how much will be a new expense.
Specify a budgetary commitment that states sources of revenue as well as outlays, to insure that the students admitted will have the opportunity to complete the program.