The outside view of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library.

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ― Benjamin Franklin

What is Assessment?

Assessment is a process for gathering qualitative and/or quantitative data to gauge progress on our goals and cultivate a culture of collaboration, innovation, and transparency. Assessment provides faculty, staff and administrative leaders with information about where changes to processes and practices might be needed, and where to invest effort and resources to improve important higher education outcomes such as student learning, program completion, career-readiness, student and staff satisfaction, faculty scholarship, effective resource management and others. See our Guiding Principles for Assessment to learn more about how we strive to improve student learning, the student experience, and overall institutional quality to achieve the Queens College Mission


Who Conducts Assessment at Queens College?

  • Faculty define and conduct assessment of student learning.
  • Staff define and conduct assessment of administrative and support services.
  • Chairs and assessment liaisons conduct program assessment.
  • Advisory committees, comprised of faculty and staff, conduct institution-level assessment and assess the college’s various assessment processes.


Who Supports Assessment at Queens College?


About OIE Support for Assessment

Assessment leads to improvement when the faculty who deliver our programs own the process of academic assessment (i.e., when faculty determine the learning goals and means of assessment for courses and programs), and when the staff who deliver our administrative and educational support services (AES) own the process of administrative assessment. The OIE supports departments’ assessment efforts with guidance, institutional data, and surveys:

This OIE website features guidance on assessment for faculty and for staff:

The OIE also provides direct support for assessment activities through:

    • Consultation and feedback on assessment project planning.
    • Institutional data, data analysis, and data dashboards.
    • Survey project planning, design, and administration.
    • See our Support page to learn more.