Office of Assessment and Planning

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Professional Organizations

 

Discipline

Association

Accounting

American Accounting Association

Anthropology

American Anthropological Association

Business

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Chemistry

American Chemical Society

Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition

American Dietetic Association

Education

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Geography

National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

Health National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

History

American Historical Association

Languages

American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Mathematics

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Music

College Music Society

Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Philosophy

American Philosophical Society

Physics

American Physical Society (APA)

Political Science

The American Political Science Association (APSA)

Psychology

American Psychological Association (PDF)

Recreation Education

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRS)

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Sociology

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Speech and Hearing Sciences

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)

 

Useful College Web Sites:

Organizations

  • American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation
    Formerly AAHE, it is the oldest association in the United States dedicated to the advancement of higher education.
  • Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) - Network of higher education professionals founded in 2010 founded to advance assessment.
  • Association for Institutional Research
    Organization dedicated to the profession of institutional research. AIR also publishes assessment materials and has an assessment track at their annual forum.
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
    AACU is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.  Their website contains an entire section on assessment.
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
    CHEA is the largest higher education membership organization the United States. CHEA is the primary national voice for voluntary accreditation and quality assurance to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Education.
    • Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes - 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
  • Education Sector
    Education Sector is an independent think tank whose mission is to promote changes in policy and practice that lead to improved student opportunities and outcomes.
  • Lumina Foundation for Education - the nation’s largest foundation dedicated exclusively to increasing students’ access to and success in postsecondary education
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    A regional accreditor in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The Middle States web site has numerous publications available for free download.  A particularly useful publication is Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources (2nd Edition, 2007)
  • National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment
    Founded in 2008, NILOA assists institutions and others in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes.
  • New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability - a coalition of associations, organizations, and individuals formed in 2009 to promote collective efforts to gather, report on, and use evidence of student learning in American undergraduate education.

Lehman College Administered Tests

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) – The CLA is a computer administered test designed to measure an institution's contribution to the development of higher-order skills including: analytical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills.  In 2012, the CLA was administered to a sample of freshmen. Future assessments will sample seniors. The results of the first assessment can be accessed here. Initial results revealed that Lehman students are at or slightly above average on most of the subcategories measured.

National Tests

  • Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) – a standardized testing program used by colleges and universities throughout the nation.  It is often used to help assess general education competencies.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – a standardized test measuring verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills.  GRE subject tests in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology are designed to measure undergraduate achievement in these subject areas.
  • ETS Major Field Tests - comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments offered by the Educational Testing Service designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study.  Students in undergraduate and MBA programs may take the Major Field Tests. The Major Field Tests cover the following fields of study: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • ETS Proficiency Profile – formerly the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP), the Proficiency Profile is a comprehensive test most often used to gauge general education competencies.

Curriculum Mapping

  • Curriculum Mapping in Higher Education: A Vehicle for Collaboration [PDF]
  • SUNY Assessment Initiative: Best Practices for Mapping Program Objectives to Curricular Activities [PPT]
  • Developing Curriculum Maps

Miscellaneous

Last modified: May 28, 2014

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