Programming, Assessment and Training (PAT) Office

314 Student Center
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
P: 718.951.5964

The Student Programming Assessment and Training Office serves to support division-wide strategic leadership development initiatives through the coordination of research activity, assessment and training opportunities related to all Division of Student Affairs (DOSA) programs and services as well as some selected college-wide programs that support student engagement and success.

In an effort to assess the effectiveness of DOSA programs, the PAT office sponsors several feedback, discussion and dialogue sessions, including Community Planning Forums (CPF) on Friday mornings, in the Aviary Room of the Student Center. The college community is invited to propose topics and speakers for CPF.

PAT also maintains an inventory of student leadership training opportunities, including service on dozens of college-wide standing committees and various task forces. Students who serve on these committees may be eligible for SERVA recognition.  PAT also is the office of record for all the historical and current student governance procedures, particularly those needed for the Student Government elections and the referenda process. Through the assistant dean and the Central Depository coordinator, this office facilitates the functioning of the Brooklyn College Association (BCA) and Central Depository monitoring the efficient functioning of the BCA, ensuring that DOSA et al. comply with the college's and CUNY's fiscal accountability guidelines. In addition, the office oversees special projects, such as the Broeklundian Yearbook and Student Travel Learning and Leadership Programs that are supported by student fees and vetted through Central Depository and the PAT office via the assistant dean for student affairs.

PAT monitors the Performance Management Process (PMP) for the Division of Student Affairs and prepares and executes the Outcomes Assessment Plan for the division using the CUNY Assessment Survey, Noel Levitz as well as other national measures to benchmark our performance and overall achievements. It distributes the plan to the division in October, January and April for feedback and implements change as required.

The office, utilizing a rubric that measures the effectiveness of student learning outcomes, collects quantitative/satisfaction data through administration of a common assessment template. In addition, it facilitates the work of the programs and services teams for the vice president's Strategic Leadership Team, provides feedback and text to enhance the web site for the mid and final reports on the achievements of DOSA presented to the president annually.