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Academic Policies & Forms


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New or Revised Courses

New/Revised Course Form (PDF)
All changes including minor revisions to a new or existing course must be submitted to the Office of the Provost on a New/Revised course form. Submitted New/Revised course forms must receive final approval from the Office of the Provost and the Provost Office Administrator as well as the appropriate signers (Dean or All Deans). Once the Office of the Provost has approved the course form, the Office of the Provost will contact Academic Scheduling to process the changes.

When submitting New/Revised course forms please make sure that the following items also are completed and included:

  • Most current version of the course syllabus.
  • University Disability Policy must be displayed on the syllabus.
  • Academic Integrity Policy must be displayed on the syllabus.
  • If it is a New Special Topics Course you must provide an available suffix.

When a special topics course is offered for the first time, it can be treated as a “course change”, requiring only internal School/College and Provost approval. However, once the special topics course runs for the fourth time, a “new course” form must be completed and go through the necessary approval outlined above. Please make sure a special topics course form includes the syllabus with the following elements: Academic Integrity Code, Disabilities Accommodations, grade weighting, and learning outcomes.

Course change forms only require internal school/college approvals and the Office of the Provost.

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New York State Department of Education Application Forms

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New Program Proposal Instructions & Reporting Templates

These instructions outline the expectations of new proposed degree programs to facilitate a more effective review and approval process and include templates that will assist in presenting a strong argument for establishing new programs:

For questions on the Business Case and Financial Proforma or NYSED approval process, please email or call (212) 346-1956.

For questions on MSCHE, please email

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