Welcome to SUNY Oneonta's Institutional Assessment & Effectiveness website. On this site you will find information about the office and staff, college facts and data, projects and reports, links to related higher education resources, and how to request assistance from the office. Institutional Assessment & Effectiveness encourages and supports growth across the institution by assisting all college units in the development and implementation of high quality assessment plans and methodologies and in using information gained through assessment and institutional research to enhance programs and services.
While fully acknowledging the role of assessment in demonstrating an institution is sufficiently accountable to its stakeholders, Institutional Assessment & Effectiveness emphasizes assessment as a mechanism for enhancing student learning and services, curricular programs, pedagogy, and the campus community overall. This strategy reflects a fundamental assumption that “assessment for improvement” leads directly and inevitably to “assessment for accountability.” The office also provides quality information and analysis services to support planning, assessment, and decision-making at all organizational levels, and also assures the College's compliance with reporting requirements for external agencies and organizations.
SUNY Oneonta’s Office of Institutional Assessment & Effectiveness encourages and supports continuous improvement throughout the institution by assisting all college units in the development and implementation of high quality assessment plans, effective practices and decision support services to enhance programs and services. The Office strives to be a source of concept leadership and assistance in developing and overseeing institutional processes for planning, assessment and evaluation, and using outcomes from these processes for institutional renewal and fulfilling the College’s mission and strategic plan.
Institutional Assessment & Effectiveness embraces assessment for improvement of student learning and services, curricular programs, pedagogy, and the campus community for purposes of accountability to stakeholders.
- Integrity and ethical conduct
- Social responsibility
- Accuracy and reliability
- Concept leadership and collaboration
Institutional Assessment & Effectiveness meets its mission through implementation of the following goals:
- To Provide Concept Leadership and Support Assessment for Continuous Improvement
- To Assure Compliance with Requirements by External Agencies
- To Assist in Accreditation/Certification/Program Review Process for Individual Programs
- To Provide Decision Support Services
- To Advance Communication, Outreach and the Redefining of the Comprehensive College