Minor Program Revisions ONLY move through an Internal Review Phase. External Review is not required. Successfully navigating the campus approval process is typically quite speedy.
Minor Graduate Program revisions proceed through three levels of internal review:
In some departments, program coordinator and chair approval may be sufficient. In other departments, the entire department meets to consider and approve. Please abide by the department's preferred process.
The Academic Dean should be involved from the beginning of the planning process. GPIS sends a complete Minor Program Revision form to the deans for the final review and approval. In the case of Education programs, the Assistant Dean for Accreditation is also part of the review and approval process.
3. Provost's Office
The Associate Provost for APLI is currently the provost's designee for curricular approvals.
Undergraduate Program Revisions proceed through five levels of internal
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Department chair approval is required; in cases where a program coordinator has been designated and chair approval may be sufficient. In other departments, the entire department meets to consider and approve. Please abide by the department's preferred process.
The Academic Dean should be involved from the beginning of the planning process. In the case of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Education programs, the Dean typically does not add their official approval until after LAS Senate or Educational Council has voted on the proposal.
Both Education Council and LAS Senate meet once a month in Fall/Spring. Please consult the School of Education Council website and/or LAS Senate website for information which may include committee leadership/membership, meeting times, and expectations. If no meeting times are listed, please contact one of the officers/conveners or contact the appropriate Academic Dean for more information. Curriculum Committee will not consider a Liberal Arts & Sciences or Education proposal until it has cleared LAS Senate or Education Council.
3. Curriculum Committee
The Curriculum Committee meets as needed (contingent on submitted proposal or other matters) during Fall and Spring semesters. Sometimes, they meet as often as once a week. Please consult the Curriculum Committee website for information including the checklist for curriculum committee review. Reach out to one of the officers/convenors or to Val McAllister (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Because the Curriculum Committee includes representation from all academic divisions, members review proposals for their clarity, alignment with academic policies and campus-wide requirements, and the proposal’s impact on departments/divisions outside the proposing unit. In addition, ex officio representatives of Academic Affairs (Provost’s Office) and Enrollment Management assess registration and student-support considerations as well as SUNY and NYSED requirements.
4. Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate meets once a month during Fall and Spring semesters. Please watch Faculty Senate announcements for their meetings dates/times. The Faculty Senate typically invites the Program Lead to present the proposal at a Faculty Senate meeting and address any questions that faculty may have.
5. Provost's Office
The Associate Provost for APLI is currently the Provost's designee for curricular approvals.