Central University Approvals
Once a new dual degree program has been approved by the two schools that are offering it, one of the deans submits to the Vice Provost for Academic Administration a proposal describing its purpose, curriculum and the resources available to support it. The dean transmitting the proposal should e-mail the Senior Vice Provost an electronic version and follow up with three print copies.
The forms that should be completed depend upon whether the two parts of the dual degree program have already been registered and whether students who successfully complete it will be awarded a doctoral degree. There are four possibilities:
1) If both portions of the program have already been independently registered with NYSED, its sponsors should complete the forms, Change or Adapt a Registered Program and Proposal for a New Dual Degree or Joint Degree Program
2) If NYSED has not previously registered both and the new portion is at the doctoral level, the school should contact the Office of the Vice Provost at 854-2254 or email Raquel Munoz at email@example.com since NYSED is currently redesigning its forms for doctoral programs;
3) If the State has not previously registered both and the new portion leads to a master's degree, the appropriate forms are Application for Registration of a new Graduate Program and Proposal for a New Dual Degree or Joint Degree Program.
4) If the State has not previously registered both and the new portion leads to a bachelor's degree, the appropriate forms are Application for Registration of a new Undergraduate Program and Proposal for a New Dual Degree or Joint Degree Program.
Both the electronic and print versions of the forms submitted should have the appropriate signatures confirming that the new program has all of the necessary approvals within the two schools.
The Vice Provost reviews proposals for new programs on behalf of the Provost. In addition, he sends them to the University Registrar who reviews them for conformity with University policies and New York State regulations and to the Vice President for Information Resources and University Librarian who determines if the University has the information resources to support them.