Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness

Providing guidance regarding evidence-based decision making and continuous improvement to the administration, trustees, faculty, and other internal and external constituencies of Siena College.


Maintaining an ongoing relationship with Middle States Commission on Higher Education and facilitating the process of reaffirmation of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental peer review process.  Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the regional accrediting organization for Siena College.  Siena’s current reaffirmation of accreditation occurred in 2014, and the next self-study and reaccreditation are scheduled for 2024.



Providing leadership and administrative support for Siena's outcomes assessment process.

"Assessment of student learning demonstrates that students have knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional and appropriate higher education goals.” (Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (2006)). 


Institutional Research

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide information support for reporting, decision-making, and planning activities that help achieve the stated goals of Siena College.  The Office provides the administration, trustees, faculty, and other internal and external constituencies of the College with information and research assistance.  The Office reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.


Institutional Review Board

Per Federal regulations as prescribed in 45 CFR Part 46, any faculty, student and/or administrator/staff planning to engage in research involving human subjects must receive approval from the Siena College Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to initiating any research activities, on or off campus.

Institutional Review Board

Strategic Planning

Coordinating the process that helps Siena achieve its mission and strategic goals.