Institutional Assessment

Mission Statement

The mission of the office of Assessment situated in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning is to support academic assessment and operational unit assessment activities and to create an assessment culture in order to enhance student learning which conforms with the college mission of producing engaged learners, through appropriate training, workshops and consultations to faculty, staff and administration.

About us

Our team is comprised of:

  • Dr. Mary Osborne, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning, joined York College in January 2015. Dr. Osborne has an EdD. in Educational Leadership and her dissertation focused on transforming data into knowledge. She brings more than 20 years of experience in institutional research and assessment.
  • Dr. Xiaodan Zhang, Faculty Fellow for Academic Assessment and Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences here at York College since 2006. Dr. Zhang holds a PhD. in Sociology. Her area of expertise is in the sociology of work and organization as well as gender studies.
  • Ms. Nazia Naeem, Assessment Analyst. Ms. Naeem holds an M.A. in Economics and has six years' experience in CUNY coordinating academic activities and administrative responsibilities, working with students and adjuncts for remediation program, new student sessions; advising and much more.

Our Location

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning is located in AC-3H10.

How to Contact us

Dr. Mary Osborne

Dr. Xiaodan Zhang

Ms. Nazia Naeem