Talk to your Academic Dean
Academic Deans should be involved from the beginning in any discussions and development of new academic program proposals.
Schedule a Meeting with APLI
Before starting a new program proposal, whether it is Graduate or Undergraduate, schedule a meeting with Academic Planning & Learning Innovation (APLI).
- Graduate: book a GR Curriculum Meeting with Vika Shock and Shala Mills.
- Undergraduate: contact Val McAllister or Shala Mills
EMSI/Lightcast Report and Pre-proposal Approval Document
APLI can answer questions about the program proposal process and help you complete an EMSI Report Request. EMSI/Lightcast is a SUNY vendor used to gather information about competitor programs and labor market demand. APLI will submit your EMSI Report Request to SUNY on your behalf. Once you have received the EMSI/Lightcast report, APLI will help you identify salient information from that report and then help you prepare a Pre-proposal Approval Document. (See Sample Briefing Document for Cabinet). Either APLI or the Academic Dean may submit the Cabinet Briefing Document to the Provost and the Provost will determine whether it is ready to go to Cabinet for consideration.
Program Proposal Paperwork
Once you have cabinet support for the program idea, then you can begin work on the program proposal. APLI can assist you in developing the proposal and navigating the approval processes. Follow the guidance for either Graduate or Undergraduate Program Proposals as appropriate. Either way, the phases include:
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