Major revisions to existing degree programs and advance certificates require SUNY-Central and SED review and approval, prior to implementation.
There are two types of major revisions:
UB must receive SUNY/SED approval for the following types of changes:
The first step in a major revision of an existing program/certificate, or the creation of a new program from an existing program/certificate is the completion of the proper form, to be approved by the respective decanal unit, the Associate Dean's Graduate Council (ADGC) and the Graduate School, before it is sent to SUNY-Central.
SUNY-Central has two different forms associate with such changes:
When the final proposal is approved at the decanal level, it should then be shared with firstname.lastname@example.org for review by the Graduate School. Once approved, the program revision proposal will then be subject to a vote at the monthly ADGC meeting, for formal campus approval.
Following approval by the ADGC, Katie Darling will submit the final program revision proposal to SUNY-Central for review. The assigned campus reviewer at SUNY-Central will work with Katie, where necessary, until the program is approved. Each program revision proposal is reviewed in terms of SUNY policy and priorities as well as mission, market and quality. SUNY-Central generally responds to program revision proposals within 60 days.
After approval by SUNY-Central, the program revision proposal is sent to SED for review. The assigned campus reviewer at SED will work with Katie Darling, where necessary, until the program is approved.
When the program revision proposal is approved, SED will notify Katie, who will share the SED Approval Letter with all interested parties. SED review can take up to one year.