Assessment at Hartwick College

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In late September 2008, the President unveiled a plan, adopted by the Board of Trustees, which provides an Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework for the College. Simply stated, Hartwick College "will be the best at melding a liberal arts education with experiential learning." This Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework evolved from numerous conversations with students, alumni, staff, and faculty and represents a collective vision of Hartwick College grounded in our history and traditions.

The Organizing Principle will frame our ongoing institutional assessment efforts.  President Drugovich explains that "The Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework focuses our decision-makingOrganizing Principle Graphic around providing a quality experience, in and out of the classroom.  This principle will guide our collective work, which will include program, facility, and resource development."  For more, view the article that appeared in The Wick, Fall 2008. 

Assessment of institutional effectiveness refers to an ongoing and intentional process designed to monitor and determine the extent to which curricular, co-curricular, and institutional areas and processes support the achievement of institutional and student-learning outcomes. Assessment helps an institution make resource allocations to support institutional priorities. Best practices dictate evidence-based and intentional decision-making, informed by the Vision and Mission of an institution.

Documents that are informing and framing our creation of the student experience at Hartwick College and our assessment initiative are the Middle States Team Evaluation Report from Spring 2009, Hartwick Student Experience External Review and Follow-Up Report, and Presidential Taskforce on Student Retention Final Report May 2009. Please note, you need a valid Hartwick ID to access these documents