Curriculum Committee

2015-2016 Meeting Dates and Document Submission Deadlines

Submit documents to Office of Academic Affairs no later than … For consideration at the Curriculum Committee meeting on … And for consideration at the Academic Senate meeting on …
N/A Sept. 11, 2015 Oct. 2, 2015
Oct. 2, 2015 Oct. 23, 2015 Dec.4, 2015
Oct. 23, 2015 Nov. 13, 2015 Dec. 4, 2015 or Feb 19, 2016
Dec. 11, 2015
(early deadline due to holiday)
Jan. 29, 2016 Feb 19, 2016
Feb 12, 2016 Mar 4, 2016 Apr 1, 2016
March 25, 2016 April 15, 2016 May 13, 2016

See below for the new NYSED e-forms for new program proposals, new certificates or advanced certificates, and adding distance education to an existing program.

Procedures and Forms

Download the 2015-2016 Curriculum Committee Procedures.  Prior to any curriculum development it is critical that the program proposers follow the Curriculum Development Process flowchart (as found in the Procedures) and obtain the prior approval of the Provost before proceeding. Please also note NYSED's policy statement on Liberal Arts & Sciences.

  1. New Degree or credit-bearing certificate program:
    1. Full proposal including all relevant NYSED documents and cover page
    2. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
    3. Five-year budget plan spreadsheet
    4. Complete degree map
    5. Expert Review and Response to External Review (NYSED) (If the proposal falls into any of the following four categories, an evaluation of the program by a recognized expert in the field and your response to that evaluation, along with any resulting modifications that were made to the proposal accordingly. The categories are: Special accreditation agency exists for the subject matter of the program but accreditation will not be sought;  the program’s subject matter represents a new or emerging field;  the program is in an allied health area, unless the institution can demonstrate that the program is accredited by an accrediting body for college-level programs in the field;  the program is a graduate program below the doctoral level.)
  2. Significant modifications to existing degree or certificate (more than 1/3 of courses changed):
    1. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
    2. Appropriate NYSED forms
    3. Current and proposed degree maps
    4. Side-by-side comparison of current and proposed degree maps
    5. Five year financial plan spreadsheet
  3. Minor modifications to an existing degree or certificate programs:
    1. Request for Change in Degree Map form
    2. Side-by-side comparison of current and proposed degree maps
  4. New course proposals:
    1. New course request form
    2. Modification of Existing Course form
    1. Modification of Existing Course form
  6. Creation of a minor:
    1. Cover page
    2. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
    3. Five-year financial plan spreadsheet
    4. New courses, if appropriate (see 4)
  7. Creation of a concentration:
    1. Cover page
    2. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
    3. Full proposal including all relevant NYSED forms
    4. Current and proposed degree maps (for students enrolled / not enrolled in the concentration)
    5. List of electives available to all students in the major program
    6. List of electives that comprise the concentration 
    7. New courses, if appropriate (see 4)
    8. Copy of existing program to which the concentration is being added

NYIT Curriculum Documents

NYSED Curriculum Documents

The following program registration actions must be submitted to NY State Education Department (NYSED):

  • Registration of a new degree program (except programs in the following areas: doctoral; teacher education; educational leadership; and licensed professional programs)
  • Registration of a new certificate or advanced certificate programs
  • Addition of the distance education format to a new or existing registered program


NYSED is committed to a review of proposals within 30 working days of submission. If a proposal is incomplete or issues are raised, the contact person identified in the proposal will be informed of the specific questions. Once contacted, institutions have 30 working days to provide a comprehensive electronic response to the questions and resubmit the proposal. If the proposal is not resubmitted within 30 working days or if identified items are not adequately addressed in the resubmission, the proposal will be withdrawn from further consideration.”

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