Faculty Resources and Forms
Program Assessment Templates (for boards of study) are available on the Assessment SharePoint site.
Please direct comments or updates for this handbook to the managing editor in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs. Before submitting extensive updates, please review the Revising Guidelines.
Faculty Instructional Contact Hours and Course Credits
Credit/contact-hour reference chart
SUNY Policy: Credit/Contact Hour (June 30, 1976)
Determining Time on Task in Online Education (New York State Education Department)
Middle States: Credit Hour Policy (rev. Oct. 30, 2012)
Middle States Guide: Degrees and Credits (June 26, 2009)
College Collaboration Center
This SharePoint intranet site includes links to documents of the campus governance groups and committees of interest to the faculty, including the College Senate, Faculty at Large, Educational Policies Committee (EPC), and Academic Councils.
- Academic Calendar (Office of the Registrar)
- Academic Integrity, including Forms and Resources (Academic Integrity Committee)
Campus Technology Services (CTS)
Email account activation, classroom technology services, and much more—watch for the CTS email announcement each semester about new and improved services.
- Career Development Center: Information for Faculty
- College Catalog
- College Policies
- Core Curriculum, Undergraduate
Course Proposal Forms (Faculty Handbook)
A completed course proposal form is required for all new courses and when reinstating courses not in the current Purchase College Catalog and on the program website. The form, with instructions, is available online under Faculty and Staff (“Additional Resources”) on the registrar’s site. The deadlines for course proposals are also listed on the registrar’s site.
Core Curriculum/General Education:
Forms used for general education designation (Appendix B when proposing; Appendix C when deleting) are available in the Document Library of the Educational Policies Committee in the Purchase College Collaboration Center.
Process: Courses are proposed for general education designation by a faculty member or board of study. The Appendix B form is completed and signed by the appropriate chair or director and submitted electronically to the chair of the Educational Policies Committee (EPC), who circulates it electronically to all members of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Council (LASAC) and Arts Academic Council (AAC). Academic council members have one week in which to provide feedback electronically to the EPC. The proposals are then reviewed and approved by the EPC. Approved courses are sent to the provost and dean of student success, who review and report them to the president as meeting both the faculty governance and SUNY guidelines, before forwarding them to SUNY as campus‐approved general education courses. Assessment of general education outcomes is reported to the academic councils and the EPC during the first meetings of each semester after which these data have been collected. (Policy approved at the 5/04/16 EPC meeting)
- Institutional Review Board: Guidelines for Research with Human Subjects
- Learning Center Resources for Faculty
- Library Resources for Faculty
- MyHeliotrope, accessible via the faculty/staff portal, contains many online advising tools, course schedule information, and registration tools. User guides are also available under Faculty and Staff on the registrar’s site.
- Office of Human Resources
Office of the Registrar:
MyHeliotrope User Guides
Course Scheduling Dashboard
Course Proposal Forms
Credit/Contact Hour Reference Chart
Enhanced Curriculum Codes and Attributes
Eight-Semester Graduation Plans