In 2018, SUNY New Paltz was selected as one of 12 institutions nationally to participate in the Excellence in Academic Advising (EAA) inaugural cohort. The two-year EAA project is offered jointly by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. The purpose of the EAA project is to advance student learning, success, persistence, retention, and degree completion through a comprehensive, standards-based strategic planning process to promote excellence in academic advising.
Over 60 campus stakeholders served as members of the EAA Self-Study Task Force over the first year of the project. The members of the self-study task force – faculty, students, staff, and administrators – engaged in a comprehensive evidence- and standards-based review of the College’s academic advising program. This strategic self-study included the evaluation of nine years of data provided by the Office of Institutional Research, student and faculty survey findings, and extensive evidence-based dialogue within the nine self-study working groups. In examining the current state of advising across campus, the task force has developed recommendations that will improve academic advising at New Paltz and enhance the overall student experience. These recommendations align with New Paltz’s mission, values, and institutional priorities.
Read the final report, EAA Self-Study Recommendations, published July 20, 2020.