SUNY 360 Overview

 The SUNY360 Leadership Skills Inventory assists higher education professionals in gaining greater understanding about their current leadership competencies as well as understanding how their self-perception compares to how others perceive them.

The SUNY 360 systematically gathers information directly from the individual participant as well as a full circle of those they work with such as their boss, staff, peers, and students. Participants can identify up to 25 raters to provide them feedback.

The SUNY360 is specifically designed to assess skills that are important to those working at colleges, universities, and other organizations in the higher education sector.  The skills inventory focuses on leadership skills around the six domains of knowledge for higher education leaders:

  • Know Yourself
  • Know Your Skills
  • Know Your Team
  • Know Your Students
  • Know Your Institution
  • Know Your Context

The SUNY360 individual report provides an inventory of individual capacities in order to help individuals gauge their readiness/ability to lead in their college. In so doing, the inventory will examine and reveal the relationships between skills and behaviors and how they are perceived by others. Each report is accompanied by suggestions for ways to use the results in building a personal development plan, as well as related Harvard Business Review articles.

Read SAIL’s Higher Ed Leadership Lens article written by Leadership Fellow, Dr. Kirk Young, Making the Case for 360 degree Feedback.

View the Leaders Learning Live on-demand webinar Reflecting on Your Leadership Inventory.


Getting Started with a SUNY360 Project

Complete a SUNY360 Project Questionnaire

360 Targets & Raters – Upload

Send completed documents to, and the SAIL team will get you set up to begin your SUNY360 project!



Flexible Delivery: The SUNY360 is an online platform, making it easily accessible for both participants and observers. Participants and observers will receive an email directing them to the secure website to complete the inventory.

Who can use the SUNY360: It is available to any organization interested in advancing the leadership development of its staff at all functional levels, including coordinators, directors, deans, and vice presidents. The tool has been used by colleges and universities across the United States.

Customizable: The SUNY360 can be customized to the needs of the organization or specific roles. Please contact us for more information about customization options and pricing. Spanish-language translation is also availalble.

For more Information please contact

Carolyn Mattiske, Associate Director

SUNY SAIL Institute


The SUNY SAIL360 tool has been useful in my own leadership development, and that of my team. For the first time this year, our mid-level managers participated and the results have sparked critical conversations between supervisors.”

Kristine Duffy

President, Adirondack Community College (SUNY)

SUNY360 Clients Include:

SUNY Old Westbury

Adirondack Community College

Arkansas Northeastern College

Blue Ridge Community College

Cayuga Community College

Community College of Baltimore County

Corning Community College

Essex County College

Finger Lakes Community College

Genesee Community College

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Jamestown Community College

Mercer County Community College

Monroe Community College

Montgomery College

North Central Missouri College

Northern Essex Community College

Northwest Vista College

Research Foundation for SUNY

Rochester Institute of Technology

St. Lawrence University

SUNY Canton

SUNY Old Westbury

SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Potsdam

Sussex County Community College

Wake Technical Community College