Integrating Sustainability into an Anthropology Course on Warfare and Peace

By Jessica Smeeks, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology The Office of Campus Sustainability, inspired by UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is striving to create a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable campus. As a part of this initiative, annual cohorts of academic and professional faculty work toward infusing sustainability into their courses and programs. Sustainability …

Chalk It Up: Foundation Art Community Event / Branch Out—Make Connections—Build Community—Find Common Roots

By Suzanne Stokes, Foundation Coordinator, Professor / Art Department On the afternoon of September 15, 2021, the Foundation students, faculty, and staff of the Art Department transformed the former Coykendall parking lot #22, between Smiley Art Building, Wooster, Resnick, and the temporary buildings into a campus community event. The event was called Chalk It Up! …

Continuity of Strategic Planning and Evaluation During COVID-19

The pandemic has made abundantly clear the importance of good strategic planning to the advancement of an institution’s mission and goals, especially in times of crisis. In March 2020, New Paltz abruptly pivoted to remote instruction, sending college administrators, faculty, and staff into a heightened state of planning and rapid response that was simultaneously creative, …

MSCHE Virtual Visit for Spring 2021

On March 16, 2020, MSCHE closed its physical offices and transitioned to virtual Middle States evaluation teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marcia Welsh, former President of East Stroudsburg University (EMU) in Pennsylvania, will chair the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Evaluation Team for SUNY New Paltz’s virtual accreditation review in spring 2021. Dr. …