Update on MSCHE Self-Study

  This fall, the Middle States Steering Committee, Standards Working Groups, and members of our community began their work in earnest. They have been using a series of research questions to investigate the degree to which New Paltz is fulfilling its mission and goals, Strategic Plan Essential Initiatives, and Institutional Priorities. Research questions were generated …

GE Board Update

Contributed by Anne Deutsch The new General Education Program – GE4 – is up and running.  After the faculty vote to pass GE4 in spring 2016, the General Education (GE) Board began working with units across campus to prepare for implementation. Our thanks to faculty and staff, Records & Registration, Undergraduate Admissions, Academic Advising, the Provost’s …

Key Considerations in Rubric Design

Contributed by Sunny R. Duerr, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation, School of Education The SUNY New Paltz Mission Statement states that “our goal is for students to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to contribute as a productive members of their communities and professions and active citizens in a democratic nation and a global …

Mapping and Understanding Institutional, GE, Program, and Course Student Learning Outcomes

Learning occurs on numerous levels within the academic environment. However, there are challenges in connecting the dots among student learning outcomes (SLOs) at the institution, General Education (GE), program, and course levels. Mapping relationships between and among these levels is important to ensure that the different elements create a unified whole in the educational design. …