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Assessment at Baruch

Projects and Surveys at the College

Baruch's schools confer on assessment practices.

Assessment Timeline

A timeline covering assessment activities in Weissman and Zicklin can be found at this page. Additionally, an up-to-date timeline is available for download as an Excel spreadsheet here.

Co-Curricular Assessment

We are currently assessing the role that The Writing Center plays in student success here at Baruch. Please see our Co-curricular Assessment page for more detailed information.

We are concurrently assessing the Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC) with regards to math tutoring and English language learners.

Assessment by School

Zicklin School of Business, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs are each self-assessing their majors and degree programs. The timeline includes information on assessments that have been completed since 2011, are currently being conducted, and which are slated to be completed.

Below are examples of some recent (post-2011) assessment reports. All assessments are available in .pdf format.

Zicklin School of Business

Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

College-Wide Assessment

There are several college-wide assessment initiatives currently being undertaken:

  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
    Baruch College has participated in the NSSE (affectionately known as “nessie”) since the fall of 2003. It was part of the College’s Strategic Plan 2006-2011.
  • Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)
    Inaugurated in summer of 2007 as a companion to “nessie,” the “bessie” measures entering first-year students’ pre-college academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their interest in and expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during college. Used in combination with NSSE results, BCSSE data can help Baruch College control for the educational engagement patterns of our students prior to enrolling as well as help assess the impact of student programs and services on the first year experience of our undergraduates.
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)
    The Collegiate Learning Assessment is a national program for colleges to assess their efforts to develop the critical thinking, analytical reasoning, writing, and problem-solving skills of their students. Baruch College CLA Report
  • Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)
    The FSSE was designed to complement the NSSE, focusing on faculty members rather than students.