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BARFIT Subcommittee 2009-2010 Assessment Projects



Strategies to Meet Objectives

Assessment Method


Outcomes /Results

Feedback and Follow-Up Recommendations

Program/Office/Department Performing Assessment

What does the department/ program do to meet the goals --- what practices are currently in place


What is done to meet the objective – how does the department meet the objective (already in place)

How will this practice (objective) be assessed – what tools are used to see if the objective is working

When/how often will assessment take place

What does the data say

Analysis of the data – expected outcomes , successes, weaknesses

Bursar – CMS Communication

The Bursar currently sends out email messages to students informing them of tuition payment due dates.

The Bursar will continue to send out email communication to students, but will use the CMS in order to track when messages are read and whether or not embedded links are clicked.

Data culled from the CMS will show whether or not students are reading email from the Bursar.  This data will aid in the College’s pursuit to lower student cancellations.

Spring 2010



Undergraduate Admissions – Readmitting Students Under 2.0 GPA

The mission of Undergraduate Admissions is to ensure that the best and most qualified candidates are offered a seat at Hunter.

Undergraduate Admissions will determine the feasibility of readmission based on a formula that considers the GPA and rate of course completion toward a degree, or by advisor recommendation.

Examine student’s semester GPA after first semester of reentry.  Compare students with GPA of 2.0+ to students with a GPA less than 2.0.

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010



Welcome Center – Campus Tours

Currently, the Welcome Center provides campus tours for prospective students.

There is currently no mechanism for standardizing feedback on the effectiveness of the campus tours.

A survey will be given out at the end of each campus tour requesting feedback from all participants.  Results will serve as baseline data for future comparison in the College’s pursuit to enhance campus tours.

Spring 2010



Registrar – Transfer Students and Major Declaration/TAP Requirements

The Office of the Registrar designs and implements efficient systems for student registration, class scheduling, and room assignments; creates and maintains accurate academic records, and ensures the integrity of the Hunter College degree.

Frequently, transfer students face a hardship in not meeting course pre-requisites to declare a major, causing problems with meeting TAP requirements.

The Office of the Registrar will track the progress toward a degree for transfer students through DIG.  This will serve as baseline data for future policymaking and comparison.

Spring 2010



Office of Financial Aid – Financial Aid Counseling

The Office of Financial Aid exists to determine what, if any, programs a student is eligible for to assist in affording an education.

30%-40% of all students applying for financial aid are flagged as potential problems, thereby requiring the student to see a financial aid counselor at least one time.

The OFA will track all students seeking the advice of a financial aid counselor more than once.  This will be used as a baseline comparison to determine the service given by the counselor.

Spring 2010



ICIT/IS – Informed Registration

ICIT/IS has given departments/instructors the ability to provide critical information to the student about a particular class and section, even before the student registers (syllabus, instructor’s name, required texts, etc).

ICIT/IS will require all departments/instructors to make available and maintain their course requirements on Informed Registration each semester the course/section is offered.

Course withdrawal rates before and after the requirement of IR information will be compared, as well as new data being used as a baseline for future comparisons.

Fall 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010



Graduate Admissions – Application Deadlines

The Office of Graduate Admissions completes the initial process of applicant screening by compiling all program applications and only submitting applications to the departmental graduate advisors that meet all programmatic requirements.

Currently, application deadlines vary somewhat as per the wishes of each specific program.

By analyzing SIMS data along with data from the online application system, a baseline of total complete applications will be used in future comparison of pilot programs with new deadlines.

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010