What Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness are at SUNY Plattsburgh

Assessment at SUNY Plattsburgh is based on the college mission. The mission is centered on the concept of student success, which is defined by nine elements. In order to maximize the mission, the college has developed a Campus Plan through a campus-wide strategic planning process. The function of the Campus Plan is to outline a roadmap to achieve six strategic directions identified as priorities. Each of the six strategic directions are measured by indices that are aligned with SUNY Excels and the current Middle States Commission on Higher Education standards.

Assessment of student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness is the responsibility of all academic departments and educational and administrative support units. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness generates and disseminates official data on select topics for use by the SUNY Plattsburgh community and beyond. Each department/unit has established an assessment program and prepares an Annual Report and Assessment Record summarizing assessment activities, results, and use of results. The Assessment Record is reviewed by the Dean and/or Vice President to whom the department/unit reports. Department and unit level data is compiled into institutional summary reports.

SUNY Plattsburgh also participates in several SUNY-wide assessment efforts. An annual assessment of the General Education Program with respect to SUNY-wide learning outcomes is completed. Academic programs undergo periodic program review, including preparation of a self-study and evaluation by outside reviewers. The campus participates in administration of the ACT/SUNY Student Opinion Survey and periodic surveys of subsets of the student population, such as the Quality of Life Survey for on campus students and the National Survey for Student Engagement for first-and fourth-year students. In addition, the college undertakes surveys of alumni.

Assessment Plan

Contact Information

For more information about assessment programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

JoAnn Gleeson-Kreig, Ph.D., RN
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 807
Phone: (518) 564-2195
Email: gleesojm@plattsburgh.edu