Integrated Planning and Assessment
Purchase College’s process for institutional planning uses assessment results for continuous innovation and improvement. This process is supported through a process of transparency, collaboration, and effective communication.
Academic Planning and Assessment
Deeply committed to assessment, Purchase College has been engaged in the assessment of student learning outcomes since 2003. All general education courses are assessed on a semester basis. Each major program revises its student learning outcomes, prepares a self-study, and is externally reviewed on a five year cycle.
In September 2007, Purchase College became one of the first institutions in the country to join the Voluntary System of Accountability, whose College Portrait provides standardized information to parents, prospective students, and the public about the undergraduate student experience at Purchase College. Learn more about how we conduct Academic Planning and Assessment at Purchase College.
Administrative integrated planning and assessment at Purchase College occurs at four levels: Institutional Master Plan (Strategic Plan), College-Wide Plans (Diversity Plan, Enrollment and Revenue Plan, Technology Plan, Facilities Master Plan, etc.), Sector Plans, and Department Plans. The President’s Integrated Planning Council and the Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee are responsible for ensuring that all plans align vertically and horizontally to ensure maximum efficiency and progress towards mission-centric goals.
The Planning, Assessment and Resource Allocation Handbook provides useful information on the process and practices of integrating assessment across the campus.
President’s Integrated Planning Council
The Council promotes and supports integrated, sustainable, strategic, collaborative, consistent, and effective planning across the campus. The Council works closely with the President and other planning groups across the institution including standing committees of the College Senate, and other administrative committees.
Campus community members with login credentials are invited to stay current with the work of the Council by visiting the President’s Integrated Planning Council team site on the Purchase College Collaboration Center.
In 2021, Purchase College finalized a five-year institutional master plan which provides the framework for all of the integrated planning that occurs across the campus.
Campus community members with login credentials are invited to stay current with the work of the Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee by visiting the SPAC site on the Purchase College Collaboration Center.
Purchase College has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1976. The college’s accreditation was last reaffirmed June 28, 2012.
Purchase College is currently undergoing a Middle States re-accreditation review. The Self-Study process, which began in fall 2019, will conclude in Spring 2022.
Campus community members with login credentials are invited to stay current with the college’s re-accreditation work of the Council by visiting the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee team site on the Purchase College Collaboration Center.