Curriculum Committee

2014-2015 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. 12, 2013 Oct. 10, 2014
Oct. 3, 2014  Oct. 24, 2013  Dec.5, 2014
 Oct. 24, 2014 Nov. 14, 2014  Dec. 5, 2014 or Feb 13, 2015
 Dec. 12, 2014
(early deadline due to holiday)
Jan. 23, 2015 Feb 13, 2015
Feb 6, 2015  Feb 27, 2015  Mar 27, 2015
 March 13, 2015  April 10, 2015  May 8, 2015

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 2013-2014 Curriculum Committee Procedures.  Prior to any curriculum development it is critical that the program proposers follow the Curriculum Development Process flowchart 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 parts of the document “New Program Guidelines”
    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. Request for Modification to an Existing Program form
    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. Course syllabus
  5. Modifications to existing courses:
    1. Course modification form
  6. Creation of a minor:
    1. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
    2. Request for Addition of a Minor form
    3. Five-year financial plan spreadsheet
    4. New courses, if appropriate (see 4)
  7. Creation of a concentration:
    1. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
    2. Full proposal including all applicable parts of the document “New Program Guidelines”
    3. Current and proposed degree maps (for students enrolled / not enrolled in the concentration)
    4. List of electives available to all students in the major program
    5. List of electives that comprise the concentration 
    6. New courses, if appropriate (see 4)
    7. Copy of existing program to which the concentration is being added

All Curriculum Committee Documents

NYSED Electronic Submission of Curriculum Documents

The following program registration actions are now submitted to NY State Education Department (NYSED) through their electronic portal:

  • 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.”

Tasks and e-Forms

The application is divided into 10 forms. Forms should be downloaded, completed and returned via email to Bernadette Calabro at along with any other forms needed from the Checklist of Required Documents- submitted as a complete package:

  1. Institutional and Program Information
  2. Program Format, Descriptions and Admissions
  3. Sample Program Schedule, Credits by Classification, LAS, Major, Prerequisites
  4. Faculty, Courses Taught, Degree & other Special Qualifications
  5. Resources – Financial and Facilities
  6. Library Resources
  7. External Reviews (if required)
  8. Response to External Evaluation Report (if needed)
  9. Transfer to Baccalaureate Program (articulation agreements; only if applicable)
  10. Distance Education Format Application (if needed) 
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