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Program Development, Accreditation and Compliance

The Office of Academic Affairs strongly encourages the development of new and innovative academic programs. Policies and procedures have been put in place to assure the quality of academic programs and to clearly define the processes by which they are submitted for institutional and New York State Education Department approval. In the interest of improving communication among all of the involved parties, the Office of Academic Affairs has outlined the process by which new programs are to be submitted for consideration. Procedures for submitting accreditation self-study reports and scheduling site visits are similarly outlined.

You may access the new program approval process and accreditation procedures information by following the links below:

Program Approval Process

Program Accreditation

Credit Hour and Syllabus Content Regulations

If you have questions, please contact: Virginia Ann DeFrancesco at 516-299-3866 or