Graduate Academic Program Proposals, Guidelines on the Consideration of
September 21, 1999
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The purpose of these guidelines is to assist campuses of the State University of New York (University) in the planning of graduate programs and to make explicit operative criteria in the system-level review of graduate program proposals.
The following guidelines constitute criteria for campus development and system administration review of new graduate programs. They are meant to inform the evaluation of a program’s suitability according to the mission of the campus, the market(s) to be served, and objective standards of quality:
The program and award level is consistent with the Board of Trustees-approved mission of the institution as demonstrated by its master plan or other system-approved planning documents, such as the mission review memorandum of understanding.
Specialized Doctoral Campuses – SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, SUNY College of Optometry, NYS College of Ceramics, NYS College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NYS College of Human Ecology, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine, NYS School of Industrial & Labor Relations.
Specialized Institutions – Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY Maritime College, and SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome.
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NYS Education Law §355 (Powers and duties of trustees – administrative and fiscal functions)
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