NOTICE: THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS RECENTLY REVISED THE SUBMISSION PROCESS. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.
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.
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.
New Program Proposals
Proposals for new programs below the doctoral level are submitted electronically to the State Education Department (SED). Listed below are links to the forms which will need to be submitted to SED. A hard copy of the proposal and other required forms as indicated below should be sent to the Office of Academic Program Review for review prior to electronic submission. When the proposal is ready for submission to SED, a designated individual in the school's dean's office will receive access to SED's electronic submission portal. See the Program Approval Process for more information.
If the proposed program is on the undergraduate level, Tasks 2 through 10 (where appropriate) must be submitted to the Undergraduate Curriculum Advisory Committee. In addition, submissions must include the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan and Undergraduate Program Requirements (see Additional Requirements below). Graduate-level program porposals must be submitted to the Graduate Commission along with the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan and Graduate Program Requirements (see Additional Requirements below).