Student Learning Assessment and Academic Program Reviews
Every program at Purchase College identifies ways students will be able to demonstrate what they have learned within their major and course of study.
This all starts with identifying student learning outcomes within specific courses. From the course level, we can then assess how each course reflects learning within the larger program of study (specific majors) and general education.
While formal assessment of academic programs occurs on a rotating basis, annual planning and assessment are strongly encouraged within each program. We operate on a five to seven year review cycle. Each program concludes its review with a conversation with two external reviewers, who provide constructive feedback on curriculum and its delivery. Below is a chart indicating the current time line for program reviews at Purchase College.
Academic Program Review Schedule: 6 Year Plan
(2 to 3 groupings per semester, each program review takes three semesters, campus visits throughout the year)
Spring 2021-Spring 2022
Dance, Music, Psychology
Spring 2022-Spring 2023
Mathematics/Computer Science, New Media
Spring 2023-Spring 2024
Journalism, Communications, History
Spring 2024-Spring 2025
Design Technology, Theatre and Performance, Acting
Spring 2025-Spring 2026
Spring 2026-Spring 2027
Art History, Cinema Studies and Television Studies, Film
Fall 2021-Fall 2022
Media Studies, Anthropology
Fall 2022-Fall 2023
Economics, Arts Entrepreneurship, Arts Management
Fall 2023-Fall 2024
Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Environmental Studies
Fall 2024-Fall 2025
Political Science, Sociology, Gender Studies
Fall 2025-Fall 2026
Language and Culture, Latin American, Caribbean and LatinX Studies
Please refer to our SharePoint site for templates and rubrics to assist with planning and assessment.