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ASRC Solutions

 Established in 1996, the Atlantic Social Research Corporation (ASRC) is a solution-centered firm that provides customized, easily integrated and timely deliverables for 2- and 4-year colleges and universities designed to meet or exceed their present strategic planning, curricular assessment, program evaluation, and regional accreditation priorities and goals.

A value-added dimension of a partnership with ASRC is access to Data Points; a resource-intensive website administered by ASRC that includes articles on best practice assessment tools, video tutorials on, and links to, curricular assessment topics created by expert faculty, and a blog to share ideas and communicate responses to questions posed by clients. 

Highlights of the Professional Consulting Services ASRC Offers to 2- and 4-Year Colleges and Universities:

Work Closely with Your Institution to Help Develop, Implement and Analyze Multi-Method Program Evaluations and Curricular Assessments that Lead to Tailored Reports on Academic and Operational Program Outcomes to Meet Your Self-Study Needs 

Review, Clarify and Strengthen Your Institution's Accreditation Readiness Report (ARR) at Any Stage in the Development and Submission Process.

Review, Clarify and Strengthen Alignments Between Your Mission-Based Goals, Strategic  Planning Initiatives and Regional Accreditation Standards

Review, Refine and Enhance the Curricular Alignments Between Your Course-, Program-,  and Institution-Level Learning Outcomes based on an Innovative and Proven Course-Level Assessment Reporting (CLAR) System

Review, Refine and Enhance Your Operational Program Outcomes based on Innovative and Proven Action and Assessment Plans (A&A Plans) Designed to Align with Your Mission-Based Goals, Strategic Planning Initiatives and Regional Accreditation Standards

Develop a Single, Highly Intuitive, Customized Crosswalk Database that Integrates and Aligns All Curricular Assessment, Operational Program Evaluation and Strategic Planning Outcomes with Regional Accreditation Standards for Fluid and Transparent Reporting

Review, Clarify and Strengthen Your Self-Study Design Prior to Liaison/Commission Review

Review, Clarify and Strengthen Your Draft Compliance Report Required by the Commission

Review, Clarify and Strengthen Your Draft Self-Study Report at Any Stage in the Development  and Submission Process

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Welcome to ASRC Solutions

About ASRC's President and Founder

Andrew Scott Ziner, Ph.D.
President, Atlantic Social Research Corporation (ASRC)


Andrew Scott Ziner earned his doctoral degree in sociology and applied statistics at the University of North Texas in 1986 and founded the Atlantic Social Research Corporation (ASRC) in May 1996.  Dr. Ziner's longstanding private research practice includes more than three decades of developing, budgeting and administering over two hundred quantitative and qualitative program evaluation studies, both immense (HART HOPE VI community revitalization in Allentown, PA) and modest (Easton Middle School Success Program in Easton, PA), presenting deliverables to distinct populations and building community alliances with project stakeholders (e.g., corporate leaders, government and social service executive administrators, board directors, and college administrators). 


Dr. Ziner's professional career in higher education includes an extensive thirty-four year record of teaching, research, and both administrative and executive service at large and small colleges and universities in the public and private sectors.  Relevant highlights include appointments in the following capacities: Associate Professor (tenured) and Director of the Social Science Research Institute (Cedar Crest College), Director of Assessment (Drexel University), Executive Director of Institutional Research and Assessment (Bucks County Community College), Director of Assessment and Accreditation (East Stroudsburg University), Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment and, in turn, College President (Eastern International College).  In the latter three positions, Dr. Ziner served as Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). 

Throughout his tenure in higher education, Dr. Ziner's expertise in strategic planning, curricular assessment, program development and  evaluation, and accreditation led him to successfully carry out a wide range of charges, including documenting, measuring and assessing institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement at the course, program, college and institutional levels, enhancing organizational efficacy through operational program evaluations, and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards, regulations and policies through comprehensive, integrated and sustained data collection initiatives.  Dr. Ziner also conducted program feasibility studies where
he analyzed market and labor force data to assess the viability of prospective academic degree programs to provide higher educational administrators with entrepreneurial insight into the scope and scale of potential job markets for program graduates (to identify and weigh competition) and to integrate industry-driven curricular needs (i.e., specific soft and hard skills) into their degree requirements.

At Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) and East Stroudsburg University (East Stroudsburg, PA), Dr. Ziner designed, implemented and reported on critical program evaluations and campus-wide assessment and accreditation initiatives in the context of MSCHE Self-Study.  These energies resulted in oral and written commendation from MSCHE in Spring 2012 and Spring 2017, respectively, for innovative, three-pronged, strategies he developed, facilitated and implemented that helped to resolve previously raised concerns for former Middle States Standards’ 7 (Institutional Effectiveness) and 14 (Assessment of Student Learning).  At East Stroudsburg University and Eastern International College (EIC), Dr. Ziner's responsibilities also included the development and submission of the institution’s Compliance Report to MSCHE which is required before the Self-Study Report can be submitted prior to the site team visit.

In the fall 2019, Dr. Ziner retired as EIC's College President and returned to his private research practice with ASRC to partner with 2- and 4-year colleges and universities in their pursuit of regional accreditation. 

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Established in 1996, the Atlantic Social Research Corporation (ASRC) is a solution-centered firm that provides customized, easily integrated and timely deliverables for 2- and 4-year colleges and universities designed to meet or exceed their present strategic planning, curricular assessment, program evaluation, and regional accreditation priorities and goals. 

A value-added dimension of a partnership with ASRC is access to Data Points; a resource-intensive website that includes articles on best practice assessment tools, video tutorials on, and links to, curricular assessment topics created by expert faculty, and a blog to share ideas and communicate responses to questions posed by clients.

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