Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Understanding and Overcoming Institutional Barriers to Assessment

April 7, 2017 - Courtyard by Marriott - Philadelphia Downtown - Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia Skyline · Photo by Bob Krist - Courtesy of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.


About the Workshop

This workshop will help participants understand and overcome the various barriers to assessment.

Learning Outcomes:

•Distinguish a continuous improvement (CI) culture from a climate

•Identify reasons why assessment is not sustainable

•Recognize different faculty responses

•Describe methods to overcome faculty resistance

•Develop strategies to manage program improvement


Dr. Tammie Cumming, Director, Office of Assessment and Institutional Research, CUNY - NYCCT 

Dr. L. Jay Deiner, Associate Professor of Chemistry, CUNY - NYCCT



7:30-8:30 A.M.                 Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 A.M. - 12 Noon         Workshop

12:00 noon - 1:00 P.M.    Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 P.M.               Workshop


Registration Closed

The registration fee includes workshop materials, a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. Institutions may send more than one person to this workshop.

Early Registration
(Received on or before March 17, 2017):          $325 per person

Regular Registration
(Received March 18 - March 24, 2017):           $395 per person


NOTE: No on-site registration available.


Cancellations: To qualify for a refund, registrations must be canceled by March 24, 2017. A cancellation fee of $95 will be assessed, regardless of the reason for cancellation. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Contact MSCHE at (267) 284-5000.




Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. MSCHE has not reserved a block of rooms. For information regarding hotel reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott - Philadelphia Downtown click HERE. (Participants that need to book a room for this workshop are advised to make their reservations early. The hotel has limited availability.) The hotel is located at: 21 Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; Telephone: (267) 284-5000