Planning and Assessment


Assessment at every level is guided by the general principles outlined in the document titled Assessing Institutional Effectiveness at Utica College, which includes student learning outcomes (academic and cocurricular) as well as operational outcomes.

Institutional Assessment

Assessment at the institutional level takes many forms and is the responsibility of many, including the Board of Trustees, the President, and the President’s Cabinet.

Institutional assessment is most directly evidenced by progress reports for the College’s strategic plan and its annual plans.

Academic Assessment

Requirements and expectations at the school and departmental levels are outlined in The Guide to Academic Assessment and the Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee Handbook. An overview of academic assessment can be found on the Academic Assessment web page.

Administrative Assessment

In addition to reporting progress toward the strategic plan and annual divisional goals, administrative units conduct periodic program reviews.

Program reviews typically include a visit from a counterpart at a like institution, interviews with and surveys of constituents, and benchmarking against best practices that have been established by professional organizations.


Kim Lambert
Vice President for Institutional Planning; Senior Executive Assistant to the President

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