Nassau Community College Names Dr. Janice A. Grackin Associate Dean for Assessment and Program Review


Immediate: January 8, 2008 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:

Nassau Community College Names Dr. Janice A. Grackin Associate Dean for Assessment and Program Review

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Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College is pleased to announce that Janice A. Grackin, Ph.D. has been named Associate Dean for Assessment and Program Review. Working closely with the College faculty and administrators, the Office of Assessment and Program Review supports campus wide planning and implementation of assessment at the intersection of student learning outcomes, administrative functioning and institutional strategic planning. Dr. Grackin assumed her position on December 3.

Dr. Grackin is excited about her new position at the College. “I am excited to be joining the Nassau Community College community as the campus moves ahead with its goal of broadening the campuswide assessment plan and refining the alignment of learning outcomes assessment with strategic planning and the institution’s mission,” she said. NCC President Dr. Sean Fanelli is equally enthusiastic: “As accountability in higher education has become increasingly more complex, and thus requiring added measures of planning and coordination, Dr. Grackin will enable the College to move forward with all necessary ingredients for successfully implementing plans for the future.”

Dr. Grackin earned her Ph.D. in social psychology at Stony Brook University and has a long tenure there. Her training as a social scientist as well as her many years of research and professional experience facilitate development of effective approaches to assessing the learning and student performance outcomes of the College.  Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Grackin held several assessment- and research-related positions at Stony Brook.  During those years, she played a role in developing assessment plans to achieve national accreditation of professional education programs for pre-service teachers; and developed a strategic plan for collecting, evaluating and managing student outcomes data for the affiliated medical school.  An expert in assessment planning and research methods, Dr. Grackin has previously acted as principal investigator or co-investigator for a number of federally funded education research projects.  In addition, she has been a campus and community leader in efforts related to diversity and equity in all levels of education.

Dr. Grackin lives in Lake Ronkonkoma with her husband David.