Description of Assessment Committee:
The Assessment Committee in the Division of Student Affairs is charged with identifying an array of assessment techniques and approaches that will be used to conduct a thorough review of the impact and effectiveness of our co-curricular initiatives and services. To ensure this goal is achieved, the committee will advise staff members who are charged with coordinating assessment efforts in their respective areas and will provide pragmatic and theoretical resources to guide their implementation.
Student Affairs Assessment Annual Timeline
October 1st - Offices within Student Affairs should set their assessment plans for the current year by this time (or earlier).
July 15th - Offices will submit assessment reports from previous academic year to the Student Affairs Assessment Committee.
- Complete a brief executive summary for each assessment activity, if possible.
- If conducting a sampling, please be aware of our advised sample sizes.
- Complete a summary of the year's assessment, including details on how assessment results will drive student-centered change in your office.
July 31st - Student Affairs Assessment Committee accepts summary assessment reports or requests changes/additional information
September 30th - Assessment reports from previous year due from Student Affairs Assessment Committee to University Assessment Committee.
Ball State University: Student Affairs Assessment
Portland State University: Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Assessment
The Ohio State University: Center for the Study of Student Life - Assessment Resources
University of San Diego: Student Affairs Assessment Resources
Conferences and Webinars:
- IUPUI-Assessment Institute (Fall Semester)
- The Ohio State University Student Affairs and Assessment Conference (Summer)
- NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference: Institutional leadership must create an environment which builds capacity, as well as encourage an organizational culture that includes comprehensive assessment as part of strategic planning. Similarly, institutional leaders have a unique role to play in providing an environment and education that encourages student persistence, especially for under-served, low-income, adult, part-time, and minority students. The NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference has been designed to address these important issues in assessment and persistence, as well as to provide a forum for experienced professionals to advance their skills by discussing assessment and persistence with practitioners and policy-makers.
- The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) is an organization of practitioners interested in using effective assessment practice to document and improve student learning. As such, it aims to serve the needs of those in higher education for whom assessment is a tool to help them understand learning and develop processes for improving it.
- Review the webinars sponsored by AALHE- http://www.aalhe.org/webinar-archive/
- Annual Conference- June 6—8, 2016, The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) will be hosting its Sixth Annual Conference at the Pfister Hotel.