David CrookUniversity Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

David Crook is University Dean for Institutional Research and Assessment at The City University of New York. In his leadership role at the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) he oversees Institutional Research for the CUNY system, the Office of Policy Research, and the Office of Assessment. Under his direction during the past 12 years, Institutional Research has developed a system-wide data warehouse integrating the information resources of the University in a single structure designed specifically for research and reporting. In 2008 he designed and brought to fruition the path breaking agreement between CUNY and the NYCDOE to create a two-way exchange of data. Subsequently, he oversaw the development of the LTDB, the data warehouse combining CUNY and NYCDOE student information and has served as CUNY’s representative in the state-wide development of a P-20 data warehouse.

In addition to these projects, he has been responsible for dozens of in-house studies by the IR and Policy groups on topics including access to CUNY, the correlates of academic success, academic momentum, remedial instruction, the economic impact of CUNY, financial aid, transfer patterns and faculty satisfaction. He routinely conducts system-wide survey research. He has also collaborated closely with the Community College Research Center, MDRC, and a number of external researchers on a wide range of studies. The Assessment office is responsible for developing and administering CUNY’s placement tests as well as the Collegiate Learning Assessment. Dean Crook is currently active as a higher education lead for New York State in the PARCC consortium of states that are developing a common set of assessments oriented to the Common Core State Standards. Dean Crook earned a B.A. in English from Cornell University and the Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University.