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Programs Below the Doctoral Level, Except Professional Licensure-Qualifying and Teacher Certification Programs

New Programs

For certificate and advanced certificate programs, use the form found here.

For associate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs, use the form found here.

Changes to Currently Registered Programs

Those changes to currently registered programs which require approval by the State Education Department are described under Frequently Asked Questions.

Change to a Registered Program (.doc)

Changes that fall under the category "Changes in Program Content" on the above document are subject to review by the Undergraduate Program Committee.  

If the proposed change will also change the program’s student learning outcomes, please submit a revised Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan. For information on requirements on assessment plans and sample templates, please visit the Academic Assessment and Reporting site. If you have questions about outcomes assessment visit this website.

If you are adding a distance education format to an existing program, besides New York State approval, you’ll also need authorization from those other states in which enrolled students reside. Please visit the tab above for Non-NY State Authorization and Distance Education.

External Review

An external review of the proposed program is required if the program is a graduate-level program, its subject matter represents a new or emerging field, or if an external review is requested by the Department.The following documents should be provided in PDF format: 

  1. a copy of the original, signed evaluation of the program by a recognized expert in the field who has been approved in advance by the State Education Department. The form to be used by external reviewers can be found here. Approval of an external reviewer must be obtained before the review is conducted. Please provide the Office of Academic Program Review with the names and CVs or biographies of at least three proposed reviewers and a brief description of the program via email as early as possible in the planning process to avoid delay.
  2. a copy of the email received from the institution’s Department liaison, providing advanced approval of the external evaluator.
  3. the institution’s response to the evaluation, including how the proposal was modified in response to the reviewer's comments.

It is expected that the proposed external reviewer is a recognized expert in the field of the program, as demonstrated by appropriate educational credentials, professional experience and academic teaching and/or administrative experience in similar programs. The proposed reviewer must not have a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with the institution or program review.

Additional Requirements

The following information should be provided to the Office of Academic Program Review separately from the above program proposal documents. Please submit two copies. In addition, items #2 and 3 should be submitted to the Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee when the program proposal is submitted to the UCAC.

  1. Projected Revenue Related to the Proposed Program
  2. 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.
  3. Undergraduate Program Requirements
  4. 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.

 

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