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What: The CUNY Assessment Council is a University-wide group of assessment/institutional effectiveness leaders from the CUNY colleges.

Why: To foster a culture of assessment and evidence-based decision making within CUNY and among its constituent colleges by identifying, developing and communicating best practices in assessment.


  • Monthly meetings where Council Members:
    • Share assessment updates from their colleges
    • Discuss trends and best practices in assessment of higher education
    • Share best practices for the accreditation process
    • Brainstorm solutions to the challenges of coordinating assessment activities at the colleges
    • Discuss ideas for assessment workshops, conferences and other professional development opportunities for the CUNY community
  • Sub-committees to deepen and further the professional growth and capabilities of members
    • Professional Development: Identifies and/or creates opportunities for Council members and other assessment professionals at CUNY.
    • Middles States and Accreditation: Develop a deep understanding of the accreditation requirements and processes; develop and share templates; coordinate the offering and providing technical support to the colleges.
    • Assessment Resources: Collection, vetting, and sharing of resources with the CUNY community.
  • Develop and manage the CUNY Assessment Council group on the Academic Commons:
    • Facilitate the work of the Assessment Council’s sub-committees
    • Share and vet resources
    • Ask and receive feedback on pressing questions


  • Who: The appointed (or recognized) leaders of assessment from each college. This includes those whose work involves overseeing, managing, or actively participating in the institutional effectiveness, assessment, or accreditation activities on their campuses.
  • Responsibilities: Members of the council are expected to:
    • Attend and actively participate in monthly meetings
    • Volunteer for at least one sub-committee or planning event
    • Assist in the planning and delivery of Assessment Council events


Abigail Morrison, Co-Chair: abigail.morrison@cuny.edu
Erika Carlson, Co-Chair:  ecarlson@bmcc.cuny.edu
Vacant, Secretary


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