New Bachelor’s/Master’s Program Steps

Step-by-step procedures

To Do:
  1. Prepare a program proposal using Form 3B Program Revision Proposal: Creating new program(s) from existing program(s)
  2. Prepare the University Planning & Policy Council (UPPC)’s Campus Impact form, detailing resources required for your proposal.
  3. Review with designee in Office of Undergraduate Education.
  4. Submit to your school or college dean.
  1. The school or college dean(s) may seek consideration of the Proposal by school/college governance bodies. The school/college dean(s) transmits the proposal  to the Provost.
  2. The Provost forwards the proposal to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. The Graduate Studies Office will forward the proposal to (1) the University Planning & Policy Council (UPPC) as well as to the Graduate Academic Council (GAC) for consideration of its academic plan. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education  will similarly forward the proposal to the Undergraduate Academic Council (UAC) for consideration of its academic plan.
  3. Upon approval by UPPC, GAC &UAC, the Proposal shall be prepared by the Graduate Studies Office or the Office for Undergraduate Education as a bill for joint introduction to the Senate by the three councils.
  4. Upon Senate approval, the bill will be forwarded to the Provost and President for final campus consideration.
  5. Upon Presidential approval the Graduate Studies Office or the Office for Undergraduate Education shall prepare correspondence to the SUNY System Provost  for transmittal of the proposal by the  UAlbany Provost.
  6. Upon SUNY Campus Reviewer approval, the SUNY Provost will forward the Proposal to the NYS Education Department (SED) for consideration, final approval and registration.
  7. SED will notify the SUNY Provost upon final approval and registration. The SUNY Provost will, in turn, notify the campus President. The President’s Office will forward the approval notice to the campus Provost who will, in turn, direct it to the Graduate Studies Office and the Office for Undergraduate Education Undergraduate for implementation purposes. The Graduate Studies Office will notify the school/college dean(s), the initiating department(s), and all appropriate administrative units for program activation purposes.