Memberships & Affiliations

Assessment Network of New York (ANNY)

Founded in June 2010, the Assessment Network of New York is a growing organization of assessment professionals from across the state. ANNY serves the interests of individuals who seek support, networking opportunities, training and an understanding of assessment and evaluation best practices.

Michael A. Heel (MCC's Assistant Director of Curriculum and Assessment) is a founding member and the second President (2012-13).

Association for Institutional Research (AIR), and the Association of Institutional Researchers and Planning Officers (AIRPO)

Institutional research as a profession is often connected with academic assessment. MCC's Institutional Research Office is a member of two IR-oriented organizations, allowing for members of the faculty and administration to become trained in the quantitative skills associated with good assessment practices.

  • AIR is an international organization for institutional researchers offering training and sharing of best practices in the profession. At most AIR-sponsored events, an assessment track is included, providing important opportunities for professional development.
  • AIRPO is a New York based organization similar to AIR, but focusing significantly on issues related to SUNY schools. In recent years, the annual spring conference has also included sessions for professionals for whom assessment is their responsibility.

League for Innovation

MCC has been a long-standing member of the League, and maintains a seat on the governing Board. Several League initiatives in the past have been oriented around research in assessment, and the establishment of common assessment standards.

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C)

The premier organization whose mission is “to promote quality online education,” Sloan-C offers extensive information and opportunities for training in the assessment of distance education. MCC is a member of this organization through the Educational Technology Services division.

Specialized Accreditors

Academic Assessment supports assessment processes for degree-granting programs that are affiliated with specialized accrediting bodies. Programs with specialized accreditation include:

  • Dental Assisting Certificate and Hygiene A.A.S. Program (CODA)
  • Electrical Engineering Technology A.A.S. Program (ETAC-ABET)
  • Health Information Technology A.A.S. Program (CAHIIM)
  • Nursing A.A.S. Program (ACEN)
  • EMT-Paramedic A.A.S. Program (CAAHEP)
  • Radiologic Technology A.A.S. Program (JR-CERT)

Western New York Assessment Leaders (WNYAL) group

Established specifically as a loose affiliation of assessment leaders of various academic ranks interested in sharing discussions and information in a low-cost format, WNYAL has no structure, membership or officers. Host institutions volunteer to organize the events, and invite fellow assessment leaders across the region to attend. Traditionally, meetings include presentations, discussions, and/or panels.

MCC hosted the first meeting of this informal organization in spring 2007 and again in fall 2010. Meetings have been hosted by Genesee Community College (Batavia), Daemen College (Buffalo), and Canisius College (Niagara Falls), New York Chiropractic College (Seneca Falls), and Corning Community College.

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