Center for Institutional Effectiveness


Bergen Community College conducts student learning and institutional assessment. Both types of assessment are done under the guidance of the Center for Institutional Effectiveness (CIE). The assessment of student learning determines to what extent students are acquiring the knowledge, skills and competencies the College expects of them as they move through the courses in their programs. Institutional assessment evaluates the overall effectiveness with which the college is achieving its goals. The results of these assessments are used to improve programs and services, improve student learning and impact the planning and allocation of resources.

All Academic Departments and designated Administrative and Educational Support (AES) departments develop assessment plans. The plans from the academic areas address student learning and those of the AES departments generally are more oriented towards assessing services the College provides.

Consult the documents below for an overview of assessment at Bergen Community College:

In order to create a college-wide common language and understanding of the current status of outcomes assessment at Bergen, the CIE Assessment Fellows and Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness conduct a holistic meta-analysis of assessment activities every assessment cycle. Below find the Meta-Analyses for the 2011 - 2013 Assessment Cycle and the 2012 - 2014 Assessment Cycle.