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.

Institutional 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 of course/program outcomes in new course proposals and course outlines
  • Identify and provide workshops on assessment (Professional Development)
  • 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

Vincent Basile - Instructional Technology Coordinator

David Campbell – Professor

Douglas Hammond – Associate Professor-Chair

William Kelly – Associate Director of Residential Life

Matthew LaLonde - Director of Judicial and Veterans Affairs

Abbey Perkins – Assessment Coordinator

Amy Quinn – Assistant Professor

Mary Radliff – Co-Director Wellness Center

Karl Schwarzenegger – Associate Professor

Benjamin Towne - Human Resources Advisor

Christina Trees – Associate Professor

Melissa Struckle – Assistant Director of PACE

Tara Winter –  Chief Enrollment Officer