Assessment and Research

The mission of our office is to collect, organize, analyze, maintain, and report on internal and external data to dynamically and efficiently support strategic planning, decision-making, new program development and accountability throughout the college. In addition, the office coordinates the college-wide assessment activities of all departments and programs.

Meet the Staff



David Holfoth, MS

Research Associate

David Holfoth holds a Master of Science in Psychology with a focus in cognition from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University. He assists employees with their data requests and research needs.




How We Can Help

Are you looking for student or other data that will help you make decisions about your program? Do you have questions about how to assess your office and your work? Do you need assistance analyzing survey results? You’ve come to the right place! Our office can help with all of the above scenarios and more. If you’re not sure if we can help, give us a call at 716.827.4352 and we’ll discuss your request and recommend next steps.

College-Wide Assessment Resources

Quinquennial Review – Academic Support Programs (PDF)

Quinquennial Review – Academic Programs (PDF)

Annual Report Template – Non-Academic Programs

Annual Report Template – Academic Programs

Student Learning Outcomes Resources

Example Curriculum Map

Example Rubric – Critical Thinking

Institutional Research Resources

Academic Key Performance Indicators – 2015