Program Revisions

Proposals to change an existing program require the following:

For changes that don’t require NYSED approval, submit items 1-5 listed on the Program Revision Checklist.

Changes to an existing program must be submitted to NYSED in these instances:

  • Cumulative change from the Department’s last approval of the registered program that impacts one-third or more of the minimum credits required for the award
  • Changes in a program’s focus or design
  • Adding or eliminating an option or concentration
  • Eliminating a requirement for program completion (e.g., the elimination of an internship requirement)
  • Altering the liberal arts and science content in a way that changes the degree classification, as defined in Section 3.47(c)(1-4) of Regents Rules
  • Establishing a dual degree program (involving 2 degrees) based on existing registered programs
  • Program title
  • Program award
  • Mode of delivery (e.g., change to an accelerated format)
  • Format change (e.g., from full-time to part-time)

The Change or Adapt a Registered Program form and additional information can be found on the NYSED website http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/aipr/register.html.

Submit the completed NYSED form, and items 1-6 listed on the Program Revision Checklist to the Senate Committee on Curricula in pdf format.

Adding the distance education format:

Complete the Application for Addition of the Distance Education Format to a Registered Program. Submit a Program Cover Sheet and the completed form to the Senate Committee on Curricula in pdf format.

Proposals to:

  • register a program that prepares candidates for teacher/leader certification
  • register a program that prepares candidates for a professional license

The procedure and forms have not changed. The forms and additional information can be found on the NYSED website http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/aipr/register.html. Submit completed NYSED forms, a Program Cover Sheet, a narrative description of the proposal (1-3 page summary including rationale, targeted audience, curriculum and faculty) and a Catalog Program description to the Senate Committee on Curricula in a word doc.

Submit to Senate Committee Curriculum Office, sucurric@syr.edu