Trustee Approval

The approval of the University Senate is normally the final step within the University for starting a new, post-baccalaureate program; for new bachelor's programs, the approval of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs is usually the final step within the University.  However, if either degree in a proposed dual-degree program is one that a School previously has not conferred, the Trustees must amend the University Statutes to allow it to award that degree. Statutory amendments require consideration at two separate meetings of the Trustees. Additionally, if the proposed program will lead to a degree that has not previously been awarded in New York State, the New York Board of Regents must amend their rules before the University Trustees can act.