New Academic Program Development Handbook and Forms

Attached is the June 2010 version of the handbook. The college agreed to use these guidelines for a year and then will revisit with governance bodies in 2011-12. For now it provides guidance, except where noted on this page.

Handbook for New Academic Program Review and Approval Steps ( 1,862kB) 

For graduate degree program concept papers, please use the template in the file attached below. It combines the college's concept paper and the SUNY Letter of Intent into a single document, reducing the work for faculty involved in developing proposals.

Concept-LOI ( 49kB)

The Guidelines for Developing Certificate Programs were the first of the documents to guide faculty in proposing and developing new academic programs. These guidelines were reviewed and supported by CUSP and GSPC and are posted in the Policies and Procedures Manual under Procedures. The template in the handbook above incorporates these requirements. As we gain more experience with developing certificates at the college, we can revisit the processes and make adjustments.

Note: You do not need to have Word installed on your computer to view the Word document. A Word Viewer is available as a free download from Microsoft.  If you are unable to use the file, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs for assistance.