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Middle States Commission on Higher Education , Hofstra University

Standard V Educational Effectiveness Assessment

Assessment of student learning and achievement demonstrates that the institution’s students have accomplished educational goals with their program of study, degree level, the institution’s mission, and appropriate expectations for institutions of higher education.

This standard demonstrates that the University’s students have achievements in learning appropriate to their academic program and our mission. Broadly, this standard seeks evidence that Hofstra provides clearly stated and interrelated educational goals, regularized assessments of student achievement based on curricular goals and the mission, and that these assessments have led to improvements related to learning, curricular design, student support, planning and budgeting, with a focus on improving key measures of student success including retention and graduation rates.

Some of your work may overlap with that of other Working Groups, notably that of Standard III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience. Consultation with this Working Group is encouraged to avoid duplication of effort and to identify appropriate linkages between standards and institutional priorities.

  • Chair: Stavros Valenti, Senior Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, OA Coordinator, Professor of Psychology, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Chair: Terri Shapiro, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost
  • Amy Karofsky, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy, & International Affairs
  • Cliff Jernigan, Chair of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations Department, Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
  • Cheryl Zauderer, Associate Professor of Nursing, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies
  • Eugene Maccarrone, Chair of Senate Executive Committee, Associate Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • Jennifer Gundlach, Clinical Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Judith Brenner, Associate Dean for Curricular Integration and Assessment, Co-director of Office of Academic Success, Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Juliana Campagna, Assistant Faculty Director of International Programs, Professor of Legal Writing, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Kara Alaimo, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
  • Martine Hackett, Assistant Professor of Health Professions, School of Health Professions & Human Services
  • Nathalie Robinson, Professor of Music, School of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
  • Roberto Joseph, Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, School of Education
  • Rodney Finzel, Associate Professor of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Shawn Thelen, Professor of Marketing and International Business, Zarb School of Business
  • Sleiman R. Ghorayeb, Professor of Radiology and Molecular Medicine in the School of Medicine, Professor of Engineering, Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Stephanie Bushey, Vice President for Institutional Research & Assessment, Institutional Research

Outcomes Assessment Coordinators

  • J. Bret Bennington, Gen Ed Committee, Chair of Geology, Environment & Sustainability Department, Professor of Geology, Environment & Sustainability, School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • David Rooney, Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Engineering, Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Dwight Brooks, Vice Dean, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
  • Jacklyn Kuehn, Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs, School of Health Professions & Human Services
  • Jennifer Saleta, Assistant Dean of Administration, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Students
  • Nancy White, Associate Professor of Finance, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
  • Warren Frisina, Dean, Associate Professor of religion, Hofstra University Honors College

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