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Planning and Assessment

Assessment is a crucial component of the process to assist the campus in the achievement of its most important goals and outcomes.SUNY Potsdam has developed and implemented an assessment process that evaluates its overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals.

According to the MSCHE Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education, "The effectiveness of an institution rests upon the contribution that each of the institution's programs and services makes toward achieving the goals of the institution as a whole?Assessment information should be used as a basis for assessing the institution's effectiveness in achieving its stated goals, for monitoring and improving the environment for student learning, and for enhancing overall student success."

The SUNY Potsdam Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides support with the ongoing efforts of continuous improvement and effectiveness of the College's operations and quality of student learning outcomes through assessment. OIE will achieve this by providing support to all administrative and academic units through guidance in assessment, survey development, data collection, and analysis.

Academic Assessment

Administrative Assessment

SUNY Potsdam's Mission Statement
The State University of New York at Potsdam prepares students to act as engaged global citizens and to lead lives enriched by critical thought, creativity, and discovery.As an inclusive scholarly community rooted in our historic role in providing exemplary teacher and music education and our leadership in the fine and performing arts, we are committed to the liberal arts and sciences as an academic foundation for all students.With an abiding sense of responsibility to our region and to the world beyond, SUNY Potsdam fosters an appreciation of and respect for the variety of human experience.