Strategic Planning & Assessment Council

Strategic Planning & Assessment Council
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Strategic Planning & Assessment Council

The Strategic Planning and Assessment Council (SPAC) was formed in 2017, and the Strategic Planning Council, Academic Assessment Committee, and Administrative Assessment Committee were disbanded. SPAC’s members are drawn from the previous planning and assessment groups and from current assessment affiliated groups. These restructurings have integrated strategic planning with assessment, providing a more efficient way to ensure that the Strategic Plan is fueled by assessment data and that assessment data are used in planning and resource allocation.

SPAC is guided by the following institutional strategic planning frameworks:

  • The Essential Initiatives

              I. Nurture innovation and the learning environment

              II. Establish an engaged living and learning community

              III. Strengthen philanthropic relationship and success

              IV. Engage alumni in the life of the College

              V. Market New Paltz internally and externally

              VI. Improve internal processes and address institutional capacity

              VII. Strengthen regional and community engagement

  • The Institutional Priorities of the Middle States Self-Study

              1. Nurture a learning environment founded on critical thinking, creativity, and the growth and sharing of  knowledge

              2. Cultivate sustainability in all its forms, including institutional, social, economic, and environmental sustainability

              3. Forge community and enhance our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

              4. Increase accessibility of undergraduate and graduate education in the region

  • The Global Goals for Sustainable Development


SPAC members will integrate these three frameworks of institutional goals into our work as we implement our following three goals during the 2021-2022 academic year:

1. Re-envisioning academic program development, review, and evaluation

2. Strengthen coordination between strategic planning goals and priorities and institutional targets/metrics/assessments

3. Planning with Global Goals