Departments Host Virtual External Program Review Visits

Academic departments at SUNY New Paltz are hosting virtual external program review visits due to COVID-19. Most departments conduct program reviews–which examine, assess, and strengthen the quality of academic programs–every five to seven years. (Exceptions to this cycle include programs that follow accreditation guidelines by discipline-specific organizations.) Programs invite external evaluators from other SUNY and …

Fall 2020 General Education Forum Presents New Assessment Model

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the General Education (GE) Board held its Fall GE Forum. GE Board officers gave a short presentation on the new GE assessment model and its implementation in AY 2019-2020. The new model conducts assessment of GE categories in capstone courses or equivalents to provide data on students’ performances in GE over their entire education, …

Disciplinary Accreditation Updates

The Counselor Education Program, the Department of Communication Disorders, the School of Business, and the School of Education have recently held or are preparing to hold site visits by accrediting organizations in 2021 and 2022. Following is an update of their progress.   The Counselor Education Program is now accredited by the Council for Accreditation …

Strategic Planning & Assessment Workshop

The Office of Strategic Planning & Assessment held an Assessment Workshop on April 25, 2019, at the College Terrace that featured engaging presentations and breakout sessions to faculty, staff, administrators, and invited guests. The half-day workshop titled “Assessment: Embracing Inclusion and Excellence” began with opening remarks by Associate Provost Laurel M. Garrick Duhaney and Assistant …

MSCHE Vice President Visits Campus

In spring 2019, New Paltz hosted a campus visit of Sean McKitrick, vice president at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Dr. McKitrick’s visit on April 11 focused on New Paltz’s upcoming reaccreditation in spring 2021. Accreditation assures the public that colleges and universities have a high level of excellence. It also affects …