The Office of Academic Assessment coordinates and implements comprehensive assessments of student learning for all graduate and undergraduate programs at Brooklyn College. Academic Assessment staff work with faculty to undertake systematic program evaluations, curriculum development, and revision of policies in response to assessment outcomes. The office coordinates the design of program self-study and review in accordance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education guidelines, guides the development of assessment tools, and works with faculty to interpret and analyze data and feedback for purposes of program improvement. Working under the associate provost for institutional planning and assessment, the academic assessment manager acts collaboratively with deans and academic department chairs, individual faculty, staff, and the Office of Institutional Research to implement the assessment of student learning program.
The office also provides direct education about assessment to faculty, staff, and administrators. The academic assessment manager meets with small groups and individuals to explain the overall goals and institutional requirements of our efforts, review their materials, and answer questions. In addition, formal and informal educational efforts show assessment techniques that can be used in particular fields to create a sustainable culture of assessment. Various presentations and workshops are offered on a variety of topics, and customized workshops are created to fit the needs of specific departments and/or situations.