Touro Law Hires Director of Assessment

December 4, 2019

Touro Law Dean Elena B. Langan is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D. as Director of Assessment. In this role, new at the law school, Dr. Gill will provide leadership and coordination to the Law Center’s academic assessment process. She will assist in building assessment data infrastructure, supporting faculty assessment needs, and advancing accreditation efforts to document both program improvements and learning outcomes.
 
“We look forward to working with Dr. Gill for continued evaluation and improvement of both teaching and learning at Touro Law,” stated Dean Langan. “We are committed to providing a quality legal education that prepares our students for the realities of practice. Dr. Gill will ensure we stay the course and continue to reevaluate our offerings and methods of delivery and implement changes that will positively affect our students.”
 
Kathleen M. Gill, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of institutional research, assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning experience. She commented that “Touro has something special in its values and in its caring for students and for one another. I am excited about working closely with faculty to use assessment to discover insights into advancing student success.”
 
Most recently serving as the Director of Planning and Assessment at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Dr. Gill implemented a new Continuous Program Improvement process for all academic and administrative units, noted by the 2019 Middle States evaluation team as one of the institute’s significant accomplishments. In the eight years prior to joining NYIT, Dr. Gill served first as University Director of Assessment and then as Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at Long Island University. There, she designed and implemented the institution’s first Institutional Effectiveness Plan, helped to implement and institutionalize the university’s first strategic planning process, advanced accreditation self-studies, and implemented the university’s assessment of student learning process, which was lauded by the 2013 Middle States evaluation team.
 
She previously served as the Associate Director of the Policy Center on the First Year of College, Assistant to the Provost for Institutional Research at Franklin Pierce College, and Assistant Director of Program Improvement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 
 
Dr. Gill has a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.
 
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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning experience for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law is dedicated to providing hands-on learning that enables students to gain experience while offering much-needed legal services in the community.

Touro Law, which has an alumni base of more than 6,500, offers full- and part-time JD programs where students can earn a degree in 2, 3 or 4 years and provides four areas of concentration Additionally, Touro offers a hybrid, four-year FlexTime JD Program combining online and on campus learning. Touro Law offers several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

About the Touro College and University System 
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/.

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Patti Desrochers
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pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062

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