News and Highlights

WORKSHOP: View the February 2024 NJPC and OSHE guidance workshop here.

NEW: The AIC manual has been updated effective 2024. Click here to view the newest version!

MODIFIED: Three forms have been modified effective 2024: the New Program Checklist, Standards for New Academic Degree Programs, and Exceeding Programmatic Mission. All forms are available for download in the Initiating New Degree Programs section.

UPDATED: The Program Announcement list is updated in real time. Click here to download the list.

About Us

Chair: President Michael McDonough, Raritan Valley Community College

The Academic Issues Committee (AIC) was established by the New Jersey Presidents’ Council (NJPC) to review and make recommendations to the NJPC on matters related to new academic degree program proposals, changes in academic programs, institutional licensure, and university status. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-8 et seq., the AIC reviews proposals for new academic degree programs, changes in degree designations, joint program offerings, and changes in location of offerings.

Additionally, the AIC must be notified by New Jersey institutions on matters of programmatic change, including changes in nomenclature, termination of programs, certificate offerings, and option development.

Finally, the AIC also makes recommendations to the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) about matters such as licensure and re-licensure of institutions, establishment of branch campuses, exceeding or changing programmatic mission, and the conversion to university status of a New Jersey institution.

Academic Issues Committee Contact Information
If you have questions or need guidance, please feel free to reach out to the Academic Issues Committee at