The Purchase College Experience is comprised of five components that coincide with the institution’s “8-semester plan to graduation”, an individualized plan that guides a student’s academic progress toward a timely degree attainment. Each component gains its inspiration from the well-studied barriers, checkpoints, and questions that students encounter over the course of his or her four years in terms of intellectual, psychological, cultural, social, and professional development.
The Purchase College Experience aims to create stability and sustainability in an institutionally supported goal to graduate its student body in a timely four-year sequence. It achieves this through centralized communications and programmatic efforts.
Goal 1: Synchronize and streamline communication to provide reliable and non-conflicting information to students and parents, while minimizing redundancy and outreach overload. This centralized structure will focus on the following themes:
A. Various academic and enrollment policies and co-curricular opportunities throughout the academic year
B. Campus policies and programs so that students recognize when they are pertinent in the context of their academic standing and whom to contact for specific issues and concerns
C. A communication system to students that focuses on social networking, electronic communication, and in-person peer-to-peer interactions
Goal 2: Create, coordinate, and/or maintain programs that address cohort-specific needs while increasing collaboration throughout the campus. This centralized structure will focus on the following themes:
A. Enhancement of current staple events
B. Thoughtful collaboration with various offices throughout Student Affairs and Enrollment Services to lessen over-programming and eliminate redundancy and cross-scheduled efforts
C. Faculty involvement in various programs and services