Hello Faculty and Staff:

Federal regulations, State laws and/or campus policy require that all employees participate in mandatory in-person or online compliance training on a variety of topics from Security Awareness to Accessibility to Workplace Violence and Domestic Violence Prevention to Sexual Harassment Prevention. In addition, the College conducts training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and on College policies and systems.

Last year a training coordination team was assembled to stagger required training. The training is online and can be completed at your convenience.

You will receive an email from the Knowbe4 system inviting you to training. If you have any question as to the legitimacy of the email you receive, please contact CTS.

This page can be found on the Purchase College website under Faculty & Staff > Personnel and Employment.

FERPA Training

For training regarding FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), please complete the provided FERPA Training. For more detailed information regarding FERPA and additional optional training, please see the FERPA page on the Office of the Registrar’s page.

Spring 2024 Faculty and Staff Training Schedule


January 29th-February 19th

Faculty and Staff: Security Awareness Training - 21 minutes

Students: Security Awareness Training - 7 minutes

Coming Spring 2024

Faculty and Staff: Procurement Best Practices and Red Flags


Good News! Only new hires need to complete the Internal Control Training this Fall.

We will send out information and dates for the Ethics Training in the next few weeks.


Fall 2023 Faculty and Staff Training Schedule:

You may log into KnowBe4 to view and complete all training campaigns and modules.

August 21st – September 11th

Faculty: Accessibility Training – 30 minutes

August 21st – September 22nd

Faculty and Staff: Security Awareness Training – 30 minutes

August 29 – September 19th

Staff: Accessibility Training – 30 minutes

September 20th:

Faculty and Staff:  Workplace Violence and Domestic Violence Prevention Training - Faculty and Staff – 30 minutes

October 23rd

Faculty and Staff: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – 25 minutes

Coming Fall 2023

Faculty and Staff: Ethics Training for NYS Employees


Your attention to completing the training programs you are enrolled in is important to overall College operations and to a culture of continuous improvement. However, it is also critical for compliance.

Please let us know if you have any feedback.

Thank you.


Training Coordination Team:

  • David Bruehl – Senior Staff Assistant, Campus Technology Services
  • Ricardo Espinales – Associate Director, Human Resources
  • Kathleen Farrell – Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Susan Gentile – Programmer / Analyst, Campus Technology Services
  • Lisa Miles-Boyce – Chief Diversity Officer
  • Ryan Nassisi – Interim Director, Campus Technology Services
  • Darrell Perkins – Internal Control Officer
  • Liza Pleva – Director, Purchasing and Accounts Payable


Optional Training Offered by CTS

CTS offers one-on-one and group training for Teams, SharePoint and More! Go to Tips & Training to schedule an appointment. We also Webinar training!

Webinar: Webinars are designed so that the host and any designated panelists can share their video, audio and screen with view-only attendees. Attendees are muted but have the ability to interact via Q&A and answering polling questions. The host can also unmute the attendees. Our webinar seat (we have only one) can accommodate 1,000 attendees. CTS will go over these with you once you sign up for a mandatory Webinar set up and training session.

Microsoft Teams: Teams is a web-based service that enables file and data collaboration, instant messaging, audio and video calling, rich online meetings, mobile experiences, and extensive web conferencing capabilities.

SharePoint: SharePoint is a web-based secure place to store files, organize, share, and access information from any device.

Lyterati: Lyterati is an electronic storage system that allows faculty members to record their accomplishments in the areas of research, teaching and service and is used for generating faculty Professional Activity Reports.

SelectSurvey: Used to create simple or more complex surveys that require login with Purchase credentials. Also easy access to survey results for analysis.

HRETS - Human Resources Employee Tracking System: Used to create hiring PAF (Personnel Action Form) or P-Dash (non-State employee Person Data Record) paperwork for hiring, view PAF, view Performance Evaluation, create and view Telecommuting (Work from Home) form for remote work.

NTT - Non-Tenure Track Faculty Online Evaluation Form: Used to create non-tenure track evaluation for faculty. Board of Study Chair, Department Director, Provost provide evaluation and contract recommendation. Faculty members can view evaluation and approve or rebut.

If you have trouble accessing the system, please contact the Helpdesk via Zoom Video Chat Tech Support Mon-Fri 8am-4:45 pm, or dial +1 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 914 251 6465 - or create a work request so we can assist.