The Institutional Assessment Office is dedicated to the improvement of educational practice through the assessment of program and institutional level outcomes. The Office supports both educational programs and service units through the systematic collection of assessment data and through analysis which informs, educates, and facilitates continuous improvement.

The Institutional Assessment Office engages faculty and staff in the policy and process of College-wide assessment by:


  • General Education Assessment
  • Accreditation
  • Process of Program Reviews
  • Process of Functional Area Reviews
  • Curriculum Mapping

Consulting in the areas of:

  • Educational practice
  • Academic Goal Setting
  • Assessment Methods
  • Survey Design
  • Specialized Assessment Research
  • Program Evaluation

Providing the following services:

  • Preparation of program and institutional level data
  • Assessment resources for the development of educational practice and institutional effectiveness
  • Policy Development – Cayuga Guidebook on Policy Development

Assessment Memberships

Middle States Association

91 is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. (267-284-5000) . The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Find out more information on all of Cayuga’s accrediting organizations.

Contact the Institutional Assessment Office

Elizabeth Seton Mignacca, PhD
Director of Assessment
M-258, Auburn Campus