As New York City’s College for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) educates graduate students to be successful, compassionate leaders in sustainability and social impact. Guided by knowledgeable and experienced faculty, students learn to re-imagine business within the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, balancing profitability with the well-being of communities and the planet. As a learning-centered institution, planning and assessment are focused on continuous improvement of student learning outcomes and the administrative and educational services that support student success.
Glasgow Caledonian New York College engages in a multifaceted planning and evaluation process to determine the appropriateness of the mission and the extent to which the mission is accomplished. The planning and evaluation consist of the strategic planning process, the institutional effectiveness process and operational planning and analysis. Figure 1 demonstrates the relationship of these components to one another.
Figure 1: Strategic, Operational, and Institutional Effectiveness Planning and Assessment
The Institutional Effectiveness (IE) process is structured around the use of the Continuous Improvement Cycle Model (Figure 2). The institutional mission and goals provide oversight and guidance to the college and support functional areas within the institution. Goals are developed to determine intended outcomes for the programs and services provided. Assessment and reporting of results are primarily accomplished through the use of the program learning outcomes reports, the Strategic Plan update report, and institutional assessment reports.
Figure 2: Continuous Improvement Model
GCNYC’s Institutional Effectiveness Plan can be accessed here
Click here for the most recent report on assessment of student learning outcomes