Reserve the Dates

APRIL 11: Members of the faculty, staff, and student body are invited to meet with Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President at Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), to discuss and ask questions about the accreditation process from 9:40 am to 10:25 am in the Student Union, room 62/63. MSCHE is a voluntary membership organization …

MSCHE Self-Study Visit

SUNY New Paltz will welcome Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), to campus on April 11, 2019, to help prepare for reaccreditation in Spring 2021 and discuss Middle States’ expectations for reaccreditation. Accreditation assures the public that institutions are providing students with an excellent education. Dr. McKitrick, …

MSCHE Criteria for Learning Experiences

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) details criteria for an institution’s learning experiences in the Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. Standard III–Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience–designates that learning should provide intellectual experiences, develop cultural and global awareness, and include “the study of values, ethics, and diverse perspectives.” Learning should also …

Half-Day Assessment Workshop on April 25

The Office of Strategic Planning & Assessment, in conjunction with the Strategic Planning & Assessment Council, is holding a half-day assessment workshop titled “Assessment: Embracing Inclusion and Excellence” on April 25 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Terrace. The workshop will provide engaging presentations and breakout sessions for continued discussion of presentation topics. …

Records & Registration Improvements for Timely Graduation

Contributed by Stella Turk Records & Registration implemented improvements in 2018 so that undergraduate students received timely information about graduation readiness. This resulted in reduced graduation deficiencies for students cleared for graduation two months before their December graduation date. In fall of 2018, there was a 25% reduction in undergraduate graduation deficiencies with a decline …