From Nancy Willie-Schiff, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, Office of Academic Affairs, State University of New York:

TO: Chief Academic Officers and Assessment Contacts
RE: Administrative Changes to Streamline the SUNY Assessment Initiative

I am pleased to inform you about administrative changes designed to streamline the SUNY Assessment Initiative. They include updated web pages and simplified reporting procedures and forms. These changes respond to the Board of Trustees' Re-engineering SUNY initiative and preliminary feedback from an audit conducted by the Office of the State Comptroller and were developed in consultation with assessment coordinators on campuses in every sector as well as representatives of the University Faculty Senate and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

Updated Web Pages

The Provost's web site for assessment has been updated to serve as a one-stop location for the SUNY Assessment Initiative. It has links to policy and procedures pages, new reporting forms, email addresses and external web sites. The URL is

Pages on SUNY's online policy and procedure library have been updated to clarify policies and procedures, explain new reporting procedures and provide links to new reporting forms and background information. You can reach them from the Provost's page (above) or, where you can search for them using the term "assessment."