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The Division of Student Affairs developes collaborative programs and initiatives that support and promote student learning, health and wellness, leadership development, and community engagement. Some of these include:
Assessment efforts in the Division of Student Affairs focus primarily on student learning. In addition to ensuring that we are meeting the needs of students, our efforts are driven by our curiosity to know in what ways our programs and services help students to learn more about themselves and others, apply that learning, and integrate it into their lives. Assessment allows us to live into our Jesuit ideal of the magis, which orientates us to continually strive to be more.
These web pages were created to help all members of the division – from assessment beginners to those with advanced training and experience – gain the necessary skills to conduct assessment and use the results to tell the story of their work. Below, you'll find resources to get started on assessment, including templates, a user-friendly assessment cycle, workshop materials, and a link to Campus Labs, our assessment vendor. The division also has an assessment working group which consults with departments on assessment activities.
Workshops and Training
Available Assessment Workshops
Session 1: Fundamentals of Assessment I
This presentation briefly references learning outcomes and other preliminary aspects to assessment.
Session 2: Developing Learning Outcomes
This presentation breaks-open how to create and refine a program's learning outcomes.
Session 3: Fundamentals of Assessment II
This presentation delves deeper into various methods and manners of assessement.
Session 4: Facilitating Focus Groups
This presentaiton discusses best practices around forming and facilitating focus groups.
Other areas of training include:
Creative / non-traditional assessment methods
Coding qualitative data
Identifying and writing goals and objectives
BC Assessment Cycle
Assessment Conversation Guide
Compliance Assist: Uploading E1A Forms and Other Documents
Department Assessment Rubic
Focus Group Protocol
Campus Labs (Click here to access your projects and view live webinars)
Don't have a login?
Contact Carrie Klemovitch.
Data and Research Websites
BC Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment
BC Institutional Review Board
Each department within the Division of Student Affairs has at least one member who serves as "Assessment Champions" on a division-wide assessment working group. These individuals help oversee assessment work within the division, and provide consultation on assessment projects, provide training to colleagues, and help troubleshoot assessment-related issues within and across departments. The champions are:
|Andy Petigny||Thea Bowman AHANA and Intcultural Center|
|Laura Perrigo||Career Center|
|Eileen Suhrhoff||Univesity Counseling Services|
|Tom Mogan||Student Engagement and Formation|
|Peter Kwiatek||Office of Student Conduct|
|Carole Hughes||Graduate Student Life|
|Makayla Davis||Office of Health Promotion|
|Theresa Barba||University Health Services|
|Kier Byrnes||Robsham Theater Arts Center|
|Claire Ostrander||Office of Student Involvement|
|Carrie Klemovitch||Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs|
|Melinda Stoops||Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs|
|Francisca Fils-Aime||Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs|
|Katie Dalton||Women's Center|
|Samantha Gordon||Residential Life|
The Division of Student Affairs submitted E-1-A forms that describe the processes and results of assessment of department programs and services.
Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center
Racing to Justice
SANKOFA Leadership Program
Dialogues on Race
Options Through Education
Summer Tuition Remission
R.I.D.E. (Racial Identity Development Experience)
Community Research Program
Benjamin Mays Mentoring Program
Campus of Difference Workshops
Endeavor: The Liberal Arts Advantage for Sophomores
Career Workshops and Chats
Eagle Intern Fellowship Program
Advising—Career & Graduate School
ADE:Mode (Marijuana and Other Drug Education)
ADE—Marijuana Intervention Meeting
Individual Health Plans (IHPs)
Wasted Weekend—High–Risk Drinking Cmpaign
Health Coach Institute Training
Group Health Education Programs (iHealth)
Eyes Wide Open—Alcohol Poisoning Educatio
Got Time—Time Management Campaign
ADE Alcohol Screening Day
ADE Alcohol Intervention Meeting (AIM)
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention
Inpatient Infirmary and After Hours Care
Latent Tuberculosis Education
Outpatient Primary Care Service
Student Rights and Responsibilities: Health
Appropriate Use of Antibiotics
Disability Services Accomodations
Disability Services Operational
Off-Campus Student Conduct
Office of Student Involvement
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Student Organization Day
Student Involvement Fair
Emerging Leader Program
The LeaderShape Institute
UGBC Board of Student Organizations
UGBC Leadership Academy
Women's Summit: Own It
Eagle Path is a Student Affairs division-wide initiative helps undergraduate work-study students articulate their career aspirations. We recognize eight essential professional competencies expected of new college graduates. As we work with students discerning their paths, we help them reflect upon, recognize, develop, and articulate how these competencies connect to their individual career interests and goals.
Guide student employees through the process of discerning their interests, skills, and values and how those relate to potential careers.
Identify opportunities to help students reflect, recognize, develop, and articulate the competencies they are gaining.
Help students identify which competencies they are developing and create a plan to further develop the competencies that are highly valued by employers.
Career competencies: the skills employers seek most
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.
Cross Currents Seminars is a collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs and are one-credit courses that provide upper-level undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore a topic being presented in one of their courses with greater depth. Cross Current Seminars not only facilitate an in-depth exploration of a given topic, but assist students in making connections between academic material and their personal experiences, values, and actions.
|Course||Instructors||Academic Year 19/20|
|Thinking About Race||Karl Bell and Chasneika Astacio||Fall and Spring|
|Thinking About Successful Teams||Adrienne Chiozzi and Andrew Lutz||Fall and Spring|
|Thinking About Law and Economics||John Kenneth Felter||Fall|
|Thinking About Inequality||Burt Howell||Fall|
|Thinking About Intercultural Competency||Keisha Valdez and Matthew Goode||Fall|
|Thinking About Mindfulness and Meditation||Sarah Castricum and Christine Kamp Cichello||Fall|
|Thinking About Health and Wellness||Elise Phillips and Makayla Davis||Spring|
|Thinking About Intercultural Competency||Adrienne Nussbaum and Sarah Castricum||Spring|
|Thinking About Ignatian Spirituality||Jessie Graf and Brian Regan||Spring|
Student Affairs staff participate and collaborate in a variety of committees to foster the development of student programs and to create opportunities for further professional development in higher education administration.
The Assessment Committee is comprised of representatives from each department within the Division of Student Affairs. It meets during the academic year and establishes goals to enhance the assessment efforts within the division. For more information please contact committee chair, Melinda Stoops.
Alcohol Task Force
The Alcohol Task Force serves to coordinate the Division's efforts to reduce the negative consequences of alcohol abuse, to reduce the binge drinking rate, to increase support for those who choose not to drink, and to increase key stakeholder awareness and engagement through sharing of data. For more information please contact committee chair, Tom Mogan.
Civic Engagement Committee
Given the University’s commitment to educating ‘men and women for others,’ to providing opportunities for students to practice this mission in everyday life, and to preparing students for lifelong learning and world-class leadership both in the classroom and beyond, the Division of Student Affairs convened a group of professionals from across the Division to build and implement a strategy to engage students in local, national, and global issues and to provide students with pragmatic tools that will allow them to ‘go set the world aflame’ in everyday life through simple acts of social justice. For more information please contact committee chair, Katie Dalton.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The Division of Student Affairs has a long history of supporting diversity and promoting an inclusive community at Boston College. Supporting and valuing the diversity of our students and staff is integral to our work and has been a prominent part of our strategic plans for the last decade. The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion will continue to guide our work and shape our efforts to provide a welcoming and inclusive community for all students and staff at Boston College. For more information please contact committee chair, Tom Mogan.
Diversity Hiring and Recruitment Committee
The group is focused on identifying best and emergent practices for recruiting and hiring diverse candidates, with a goal of organizing this information into a written guide for Student Affairs Directors. For more information please contact committee chair, Melinda Stoops.
Divisional Awards Committee
The Divisional Awards Committee oversees promotion and awarding of the annual divisional awards, which consist of four categories:
Excellence in Performance
Excellence in Service to Students
Excellence in Communications
Graduate Assistant Awards
Eagle Path Committee
To ensure student employment is a high impact experience for students who work within and beyond the Division of Student Affairs, this committee develops guidelines and training opportunities for supervisors to integrate vocational discernment and career preparation into the student employment experience. The committee also determines how to communicate with supervisors to support their work, how to promote and expand Eagle Path beyond Student Affairs, and how to assess the effectiveness and impact of the Eagle Path initiative. Committee members are asked to commit to one year from May to May. For more information please contact committee co-chairs, Carrie Klemovitch or Rachel Greenberg.
Professional Development Committee
The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee looks to bring colleagues across the division together to enhance relationships, grow professional skills, and develop a deeper understanding of important issues within the field of Student Affairs and the Boston College community. Through opportunities such as the Lunch and Learn Series, Experts Among Us, the Journey Series, and social functions, the committee hopes to bring positive and intentional professional development to the Division of Student Affairs. (The committee meets approximately once a month.) For more information please contact committee chair, Claire Ostrander.