Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

  • CEO: Mr. Tod Laursen, Acting President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Zora Thomova
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): SUNY College of at Utica/Rome (9/1/1977), SUNY College of Technology at Utica/Rome (8/2/1989), SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome (1/9/2015)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1979
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY 13502

(315) 792-7100

www.sunypoly.edu

  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-baccalaureate Certificate (Computational Math Modeling) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • January 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Post-baccalaureate Certificate (Data Analysis) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 17, 2016
    To accept the Supplemental Information Report. To remind the institution of the Commission's request of June 23, 2016, to request a monitoring report due April 1, 2018. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024 - 2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2018, providing evidence of the further development and implementation of (1) goals and objectives, both institution-wide and for individual units, that are clearly stated and measurable, linked to mission and goal achievement, and used for planning and resource allocation (Standard 2); (2) a financial planning and budgeting process aligned with the institution's mission and goals that provides for an annual budget and multi-year budget projections, both institution-wide and among units (Standard 3); (3) clear documentation of the lines of organization and authority, adequate decision-making systems, and the periodic assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance, both institution-wide and among units (Standards 4 and 5); (4) evidence that multiple measures are used systematically to evaluate and improve the total range of programs and services, that assessment results that are shared and discussed with appropriate constituents and are used in institutional planning, resource allocation, and renewal, and that the institution's assessment process is periodically evaluated (Standard 7); and (5) documentation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate student learning at all levels and for all programs, including general education, providing evidence that students are achieving key learning outcomes and that the institution's student learning assessment process is periodically evaluated (Standards 12 and 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle. To request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2016, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for continued compliance with Requirement of Affiliation #5, Standard 3 (Institutional Resources), and Standard 6 (Integrity). To note the institution's obligation to inform the Commission about any and all significant developments related to any investigation(s) conducted by system, state, federal or other agencies. Copies of the report(s) that follow from any of these investigations must be submitted to the Commission within 10 business days of their completion.
  • March 5, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To note the decision by the SUNY Board of Trustees to combine SUNY Institute of Technology Utica/Rome and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering thereby forming SUNY Polytechnic Institute. To include the change of mission and new degree level (PhD programs in Nanoscale Engineering and in Nanoscale Science) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To provisionally include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the addition of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at 257 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203 as a branch campus, pending a site visit to occur during the next evaluation visit, scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • October 29, 2014
    To note that the institution has been granted a one-year delay in its decennial evaluation. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2015 - 2016.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the recent communication with the Commission's representatives and to accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • March 1, 2012
    To reject the monitoring report, noting that the report was of insufficient quality, provided limited institutional responses to requested information, and did not present evidence or analysis in a manner conducive to Commission review. To request a monitoring report, due by April 1, 2012, documenting (1) approved institutional budgets, and budget performance data compared against projections, for FY 2010 and FY 2011 (in lieu of audited financial statements and management letters for those same fiscal years); (2) a financial planning and budgeting process, aligned with the institution's mission and goals, that provides budget projections for FY 2013 and FY 2014; and (3) evidence that the institution has developed new or adapted strategies to enhance system-level fiscal support (Standard 3). To direct a prompt liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • November 18, 2010
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report due by December 1, 2011 documenting (1) audited financial statements and management letters for FY 2010 and FY 2011; (2) a financial planning and budgeting process, aligned with the institution's mission and goals, that provides budget projections for FY 2012 and FY 2013; and (3) evidence of new or adapted strategies to enhance system-level fiscal support for the institution (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2014-2015.
  • 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:

  • 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
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Branch Campus
    SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
    257 Fuller Road
    Albany, NY 12203
    Opened: 03/05/2015
  • Additional Location
    Hudson Valley Community College
    80 Vandenburgh Ave.
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Additional Location
    Memorial Hospital
    600 Northern Blvd
    Albany, NY 12208

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