Every new program approved by the University Senate is subject to a further evaluation several years after its implementation.
Additionally, substantial changes in an existing program, regardless of when they occur, require the approval of the appropriate Committee on Instruction and dean of the school. Depending on the nature of the changes, the University Senate may also need to review them. If they meet the definition of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) of a “substantial change,” the Vice Provost for Academic Administration submits them to the NYSED for its approval. If they result in a substantive change in the University’s accredited status, the Vice Provost sends them to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.