When in doubt, ask for help

There are many steps to the creation of a new educational program; every proposal does not go through the same process of approval; and the NYSED uses multiple forms to conduct its evaluation which can vary depending on the proposed program.  This web site seeks to be as comprehensive as possible, but it may not answer every question that how to obtain permission to start a new program. Sponsors of new programs can obtain additional information by contacting Melissa Begg, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, at mdb3@columbia.edu or (212) 854-2691.