An Assessment for Evidence-Based Decision Making Administrative Staff Workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 19 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Park Café from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Registration and breakfast will run from 9:00am to 9:30am and the event will be held from 9:30am until 1:00pm.

The topic of the workshop will be “Assessment for Student and Academic Support Services.” This workshop is designed for staff in the College’s student or academic support services offices who work on assessment of their operations and outcomes. Participants will come away with specific tools and insights that they can integrate into their assessment activities with the overall goal of improving their units’ operational effectiveness, the services they provide, and outcomes. Opportunities will be provided to participants to work on aspects of their current assessment plan. Breakfast and a light snack will be provided.

Topics will include:

-Choosing appropriate goals/outcomes

-Outputs vs. outcomes

-Choosing evidence

-Assessment tools

-“Closing the loop”: Prioritizing actions based on evidence

The presenter will be Dr. Michael Anderson, Director of Academic Assessment at CSI. Dr. Michael Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in higher education as a professor and administrator. Most recently, he served as the Director of Academic Assessment at Brooklyn College. He was the founding chair of The City University of New York Assessment Council and he currently serves as its Secretary. He has given numerous presentations and workshops around NYC and nationally on learning outcomes assessment, program evaluation and assessment, and logic models. Previously, Dr. Anderson served as a department chair and professor at Clarke University, Dubuque, IA. He holds a BA from Walsh University and an MA and PhD from the University of Cincinnati.

The Website for the Summer 2014 Assessment for Evidence-Based Decision Making Workshop contains information including directions to the campus and to the Campus Center.

We encourage you to register for this event and we look forward to seeing you there. Seating for the event is limited, so please register online soon. This workshop is free and open to all faculty and staff of all CUNY campuses.

If you have questions about the event, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at 718.982.2085