Office of Assessment

Office of Assessment

The Office of Assessment is committed to working with faculty, staff, and students to capture evidence of student learning in the undergraduate and graduate programs at The City College of New York. Our goal is to articulate program learning outcomes; to collaborate with Departments and Programs to collect direct and indirect assessments of student learning; and to document evidence-based improvements in teaching, learning, and curriculum.

The on-going work with Deans, Unit Heads, Chairs, Divisional Coordinators, Departmental Coordinators, faculty, staff and students includes aligning course learning outcomes with program learning outcomes; articulating multi-year assessment plans; collecting and analyzing evidence of student learning; and implementing and assessing curricular and program changes based on findings about student learning outcomes.

Our vision is to develop a culture of assessment at City College. Current initiatives include assessing the General Education curriculum; designing and facilitating assessment workshops; participating in the CUNY-wide Assessment Council; contributing to City College faculty committees and councils; leading monthly IDEAS meetings; and sharing best practices gathered from assessment-related conferences and higher-education publications.

Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are the faculty-defined statements of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that students should demonstrate upon completion of a course, a sequence of courses, or a degree.

Checklist for Student Learning Outcomes
  • Can be directly measured and observed
  • Map directly to the curriculum
  • Focus on student learning and not on teaching
  • Use action verbs
  • Identify areas to improve
  • Describe what students are intended to do, know, or produce
  • CLAS Divisional Assessment
  • General Education Assessment
Tools and Templates

Staff and Contact Information

Office of Assessment
The City College of New York
Willie Administration Building,
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Kathy Powell-Manning, Ed.D.
Learning Assessment Director
(212)650-6041 (phone)
(212)650-6425 (fax) (email)

Last Updated: 04/01/2024 11:30