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

Middle States Association

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.

The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.

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