As defined by N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-8 et seq., the New Jersey Presidents’ Council (NJPC) has the responsibility to review and make recommendations concerning proposals for new academic degree programs, institutional licensure, and university status. To effectuate this responsibility, the NJPC created the Academic Issues Committee (AIC). The AIC has created several processes to assist in carrying out these responsibilities, and follows specific regulations determined by New Jersey statutes.

AIC Manual

The AIC manual outlines the processes and expectations for all New Jersey institutions on certain matters as well as NJPC member institutions for specific matters. For more details, download the AIC manual.

Program Announcement Cover Letter
Academic Issues Committee Manual
NJ Licensure Rules

The New Jersey Licensure Rules, as defined in New Jersey Administrative Code Title 9A, Chapter 1 (N.J.A.C. 9A:1), guide the AIC in their responsibilities for reviews and recommendations as required by State statute. For more details, download the NJ Licensure Rules.

Exceeding Programmatic Mission

For licensed New Jersey institutions interested in exceeding or changing their programmatic mission, the AIC reviews such requests in accordance with the licensure regulations outlined in New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C) Title 9A:1-2.9. Additional details and information related to exceeding or changing programmatic mission can be found below.

N.J.A.C. 9A:1-2.9
Exceeding or Changing
Programmatic Mission
Pages 16-18
3+1 Processes

Pursuant to N.J.S.A 18A:3B-78, four-year institutions of higher education and a county college may partner to establish a three-plus-one degree program for a baccalaureate degree. As a result, the AIC has established processes to adhere to this statute. Additional details and information related to 3+1 programs can be found below.

N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-78
3+1 Degree Programs
AIC Manual
Pages 6-7
Changing Degree Designation

An institution seeking a change in degree designation (e.g., B.A. to B.S.) must submit the Changing a Degree Designation form, provided below, to the AIC containing specific information and materials. The AIC will then evaluate the materials provided and assess whether certain conditions apply. Additional details and information related to changing a degree designation can be found below.

Changing a Degree Designation Form
AIC Manual
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