Comprehensive Guidance Documents for Program Registration

Teacher, Educational Leader, and Pupil Personnel Services Certification Programs

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Guidance on General Academic Program Proposal Documents

  1. Introduction

  2. Proposals Requiring Master Plan Amendment

  3. Proposals Requiring Charter Amendment or Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation

  4. Changes in Currently Registered Programs

  5. Glossary of Program Registration Terms

  6. Key Standards in the Regulations

  7. Counties Organized by Regents Higher Education Region

  8. Format Definitions

  9. External Reviews
    1. Evaluation Report Form for Program Proposals microsoft word file

  10. Department Expectations:  Admissions, Academic Support Services, Credit for Experience and Program Assessment and Improvement

  11. Department Expectations: Curriculum
    1. Internships
    2. Financial Aid Considerations for Degree Programs
    3. Policy Statement on Liberal Arts and Sciences

  12. Department Expectations: Faculty

  13. Department Expectations: Financial Resources and Instructional Facilities

  14. Department Expectations: Library Resources

  15. Department Expectations: Graduate programs

  16. Department expectations: Transfer to Baccalaureate Programs

  17. Review Process for Approval of Programs in the Distance Education Format
    1. Distance Education Programs: Principles of Good Practice
    2. Determining Time on Task in Online Education

  18. Review Visits

  19. New York State Taxonomy of Academic Programs (HEGIS Codes)