Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • CEO: Ms. Joanne Mahoney, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Sophie Gublo-Jantzen
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): College of Forestry at Syracuse University (9/1/1971)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1952
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2778

(315) 470-6500

www.esf.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 18, 2018
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to recognize the institution for progress to date. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the Self-Study Evaluation visit in 2021-2022, the institution further document (1) learning experiences that are characterized by rigor, coherence and instructional quality in all program, certificate, and degree programs, regardless of instructional modality (Standard III) and (2) implementation of an organized, systematic, and sustained assessment process which evaluates the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level learning goals, including in general education and graduate programs, and is used to improve teaching and student learning (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to recognize the institution for progress to date. To request that, beginning in 2019 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update, the institution further document (1) learning experiences that are characterized by rigor, coherence and instructional quality in all program, certificate, and degree programs, regardless of instructional modality (Standard III) and (2) implementation of an organized, systematic, and sustained assessment process which evaluates the extent of student achievement of institutional and program level learning goals, including in general education and graduate programs, and is used to improve teaching and student learning (Standard V). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 7, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from the New York State Education Department and to include the (1) online Post-baccalaureate certificate in Radiation Curing Chemistry and (2) online Post-baccalaureate certificate in Environmental Leadership within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first and second alternative delivery method programs, (1) online Post-baccalaureate certificate in Radiation Curing Chemistry and (2) online Post-baccalaureate certificate in Environmental Leadership, within the scope of the institution's accreditation effective upon receipt of all necessary approvals. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 19, 2015
    To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2016, documenting further development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process that provides sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes, in all programs including general education, and that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process that (1) evaluates the institution's overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7) and (2) provides sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes, including in educational offerings and general education, and that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the progress report. To request a monitoring report, due March 1, 2015, documenting further development and implementation of a comprehensive, organized and sustained assessment process that (1) evaluates the institution's overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7) and (2) provides sufficient, convincing evidence that students are achieving key institutional and program learning outcomes, including in educational offerings and general education, and that assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standards 12 and 14). A small team visit will follow submission of the monitoring report. To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. To request a progress report, due March 1, 2014, documenting further implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate the full range of programs and services offered by the institution with evidence that results are being used to inform institutional planning, budgeting and resource allocation decisions (Standards 7 & 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Wanakena Campus
    257 Ranger School Road PO Box 48
    Wanakena, NY 13695
  • Other Instructional Site
    Adirondack Ecological Center & Huntington Wildlife Forest
    6312 State Route 28N
    Newcomb, NY 12852
  • Other Instructional Site
    Cranberry Lake Biological Field Station & Pack Forest
    PO Box 689
    Cranberry Lake, NY 12927
  • Other Instructional Site
    Heiberg Memorial Forest & Genetic Field Station
    Maple Ridge Road
    Tully, NY 13159
  • Other Instructional Site
    Lafayette Road Experiment Station
    Lafayette Road
    Syracuse, NY 13084
  • Other Instructional Site
    Thousand Islands Biological Station
    Governors Island Box 530
    Clayton, NY 13624

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