Curriculum Committee

2021-2022 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…

August 20, 2021

September 10, 2021

October 8, 2021

September 24, 2021

October 15, 2021

December 3, 2021

October 22, 2021

November 12, 2021

December 3, 2021

December 10, 2021

January 28, 2022

February 18, 2022

February 4, 2022

February 25, 2022

April 1, 2022

March 4, 2022

April 8, 2022

May 6, 2022

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.


Download the 2021-2022 Curriculum Committee Procedures. Prior to any curriculum development, it is critical that the program proposers follow the Curriculum Development Process steps (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(for undergraduate degree programs only).

New Degree or credit-bearing certificate program:

  1. Full proposal including cover page and all relevant NYSED documents
    • NYSED Proposal Form
    • (If applicable) NYSED Adding Distance Education Option
    • (If applicable) NYSED External Reviewer Forms*
    • (If applicable) NYSED Master Plan Amendment
  2. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
  3. Five-year budget plan spreadsheet (xls)
  4. Complete degree map

*An Expert Review and Response to External Review is required if the proposal falls into any of the following four categories: 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.

The external review process requires 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 in response to reviewer feedback. A CV and conflict of interest form, signed by the reviewer, must also be submitted.

Existing degree or certificate

  • General Academic Programs: Modifications that require NYSED approval.
  • Professional license programs or related field: Prior to implementing any changes in a program leading to a professional license or a related field, the NYSED Professional Education Program Review Unit should be consulted ( Please contact Michaela Rome in the office of Academic Affairs for assistance.

    1. Preliminary Analysis Criteria for new Curriculum Proposals
    2. Appropriate NYSED form(s)
      • (If applicable) Proposal form
      • (If applicable) Add Distance Education Option
    3. Current and proposed degree maps
    4. Side-by-side comparison of current and proposed degree maps
    5. Five year financial plan spreadsheet (xls)

  • Modifications that do not require NYSED approval:
    1. Change in Degree Map Request form
    2. Side-by-side comparison of current and proposed degree maps

  • Creation of a minor:
    1. Cover page
    2. Proposal for Minor
    3. New Course forms (if any)

  • Creation of a concentration:
    1. Cover page
    2. Proposal for Concentrations
    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


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

  • Registration of a new degree program
  • Registration of a new certificate or advanced certificate program
  • Addition of the distance education format to a new or existing registered program
  • Specified program modifications for general academic programs and educator programs
  • Program modifications for professional licensure or related programs, as determined in consultation with the NYSED Professional Education Program Review Unit

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