The college has developed an Institutional Effectiveness Plan and Guidebook. This document serves as a resource for faculty, staff, and administrators across all campus operations. Included are background information about the integrated processes of planning, budgeting, and assessment; guidance for developing assessment plans at the institutional and unit levels; and suggested practices for collecting, analyzing, and using data for improvement of student learning and college operations. Timelines and responsible parties are highlighted. 


For copies of the IE Plan and Guidebook, check SharePoint or please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness by email or at (518) 255-5408.

Assessment Committee Charge

The mission of this group will be to oversee and provide support for all areas of the college in developing and assessing outcomes. It will be responsible for ensuring the continual assessment of institutional effectiveness, including academic program outcomes. This group will plan for appropriately responding to assessment results in a constructive manner and ensuring that areas 'close the loop' of assessment.


•  Review best practices locally and nationally and provide samples for academic and non-academic assessment processes

•  Continue to gather information on all assessment activities currently being done on campus, including providing support for data collection efficiencies

•  Advocate for changes by faculty governance committees which will encourage/enhance assessment on campus

•  Working with Curriculum Committee to encourage and support the inclusion ofcourse/program outcomes in new course proposals and course outlines

•  Identify and provide workshops on assessment (Professional Development)

•  Maintain a SUNY Cobleskill template for program reviews

•  Maintain SUNY Cobleskill Assessment website with links to all above information

•  Continue to make collection processes more efficient using tools and software

•  Develop and maintain academic program review template and procedures

•  Develop and support a process for assessing universal student competencies

Committee Membership


Dottie Wilcox-Assessment Coordinator

David Campbell-Professor, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Tourism Department

Amy Corbett-Professor, Social Sciences

Marsha Foster-Director Title III Grant

Doug Hammond-Department Chair, Agricultural Engineering

Michael McCaskey-Dean, School of Business

Joseph Sprague-Professor, Natural Sciences

David Tisch-Professor, Animal Science Department

Jiang Tan-Instructional Technology Coordinator

Gail Wentworth-Department Chair, Early Childhood Department

  • Office of
    Institutional Research
  • 106 Suffolk Circle
  • Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • 518-255-5428
  • JoAnna Brosnan
  • Institutional Research Assistant
(518) 255-5635