Outcomes Assessment

Links to CUNY Assessment offices

Senior Colleges:


Brooklyn College

City College

Hunter College

John Jay College


Medgar Evers

New York City College of Technology


Staten Island

York College

Community Colleges

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Bronx Community College


LaGuardia Community College

Kingsborough Community College

Queensborough Community College

Honors College, Graduate & Professional Schools

Macaulay Honors College

Graduate Center

The CUNY School of Law

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

The CUNY School of Professional Studies


CUNY Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

You can find data about:


CUNY Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity Results
Student Profile SEEK/College Data on Faculty & Staff
Enrollment Discovery CUNY Capital Budget
Admissions Native vs. Non-Native Speakers
Degrees Granted GED Recipients
Student Experience Survey
Rates Retention and Graduation


Assessment and Assessment Related Conferences 2009-2010

For information on the conference and individual workshops <pdf>

Suggested General Readings on Assessing Student Learning

(Compiled by Linda Suskie, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, March 3, 2009).

Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers (2nd ed.). San

Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Banta, T. W., Lund, J. P., Black, K. E., & Oblander, F. W. (1996). Assessment in practice: Putting principles to work on

college campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bresciani, M. J. (2006). Outcomes-based academic and co-curricular program review: A compilation of institutional good

practices. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Bresciani, M. J., Zelna, C. L., & Anderson, J. A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for

practitioners. Washington, DC: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Diamond, R. M. (1998). Designing and assessing courses and curricula: A practical guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Driscoll, A., & Wood, S. (2007). Developing outcomes-based assessment for learner-centered education: A faculty

introduction. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Huba, M. E., & Freed, J. E. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to

learning. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Jones, E.A., & Voorhees, R. with Paulson, K. (2002). Defining and assessing learning: Exploring competency-based

initiatives. Washington, DC: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative. Available on-line:


Leskes, A., & Wright, B. (2005). The art and science of assessing general education outcomes: A practical guide.

Washington: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Maki, P. L. (2004). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus

Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (2003). Student learning assessment: Options and

resources. Philadelphia: Author.

Palomba, C. A., & Banta, T. W. (2001). Assessing student competence in accredited disciplines: Pioneering approaches to

assessment in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Palomba, C. A., & Banta, T. W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, improving. San Francisco: Jossey-


Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Suskie, L. (2000, May). Fair assessment practices: Giving students equitable opportunities to demonstrate learning. AAHE

Bulletin, 52(9), 7-9.

Walvoord, B. E. (2004). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general

education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Walvoord, B., & Anderson, V. J. (1998). Effective grading: A tool for learningand assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Information on Assessment Models and Best Practices <pdf>

Rubric for Evaluating Institutional Student Learning Assessment Processes <pdf>

Publications on Assessment

Author: C. Adelman

Authors: T.W. Banta & L.A. Lefebve

Articles Related to Student Learning and Assessment

Authors: G.R. Pike, G.D. Kuh, A.C. McCormick, & C.A. Ethington.

Author: J. Fredericks Volkwein

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education. The approval of the Middle States Commission ensures the value of the college's diploma and enables the college and its students to receive federal grant and financial aid funding.

Additional information on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education:

Links to other University Assessment Offices

Assessment Grant Proposals and Reports

Resources with links to sites of interest to educators and students: