Assessment at Baruch

Event Announcement:

Assessment at Baruch: What are we doing and why?

The assessment of student learning continues to be an important aspect of higher education. A meaningful assessment process is essential to improving the quality of our programs and curriculum. This session will offer attendees information to improve understanding of the assessment process, explain its relevance to our mission, and offer examples of best practices from within the college. A comprehensive and coherent approach to assessment allows us to improve student learning, meet accreditation requirements, and enhance teaching throughout Baruch.

All members of the Baruch College community are encouraged to attend in this event. We will review Baruch’s current assessment activities, provide information on best practices, and explore actionable ideas for guiding departments’ assessments. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss the new College guidelines for assessing programs, majors, and minors.

The forum will be held Monday, May 5th, 1:00-2:30pm, Newman Vertical Campus Room 14-270. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Joseph Bendana at

Our mission is to evaluate the effectiveness of Baruch's programs and departments, with an eye towards pursuing excellence in teaching and learning. We collect and analyze data to enable informed decision-making, allowing us to explore the efficacy of current practices and to test new ones as well.

An additional mission of ours is to ensure that the College meets or exceeds the standards set by our accrediting bodies, Middle States (for the College itself), NASPAA (for the School of Public Affairs), and AACSB (for Zicklin).

While we assess programs and departments in Baruch, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment compiles and analyzes institutional data to support the operation, decision-making, and planning functions of the College.