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.
This site is designed 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. This website has 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.
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Campus Labs is our online assessment platform. Click the Campus Labs icon above to upload a project request form, manage an existing project, or access your project's results.
- BC Assessment Cycle
- Assessment Conversation Guide
- Blooms Taxonomy
- Compliance Assist: Uploading E1A Forms and Other Documents
- Department Assessment Rubic
- Focus Group Protocol
- Quick Assessment Techniques
- Campus Labs (Click here to access your projects and view live webinars)
- Don't have a login?
Contact Carrie Klemovitch.
- Campus Labs Support Site (Click here for additional assessment resources and an archive of past webinars)
DATA AND RESEARCH WEBSITES
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.
More information to follow, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
"FUNDAMENTALS SERIES" WORKSHOPS
- Fundamental 1: Understanding the Assessment Process
- Fundamental 2: Methods, Data Gathering, and Sharing Results
CAMPUS LABS WEBINARS
Please note that all new Campus Labs users must complete the "How to Use Baseline: An Introduction" webinar.
You will need to create an account to view these webinars, which is separate from your assigned Campus Labs username and password. To register, click "sign up" in the upper righthand corner of the website and then enter your email address and a password of your choice.
- If you or your department have additional training needs, contact Carrie Klemovitch to set up a personalized workshop, presentation, or one-on-one consultation.
Assessment in Student Affairs: A Guide for Practitioners (1996)
Authors: M. Lee Upcraft and John H. Schuh
Assessment Practice in Student Affairs: An Applications Manual (2001)
Authors: John H. Schuh and M. Lee Upcraft
Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education (2010)
Author: Barbara E. Walvoord
Assessment Reconsidered: Institutional Effectiveness for Student Success (2008)
Authors: Richard P. Keeling, Andrew F. Wall, Ric Underhile, and Gwendolyn J. Dungy
Assessing Student Learning and Development (2004)
Authors: Marilee J. Bresciani, Ph. D, Carrie L. Zelna, Ph. D, and
James A. Anderson, Ph. D
Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (2009)
Author: Linda Suskie
Assessment Essentials: Planning, Implementing, Improving Assessment in Higher Education (1999)
Authors: Catherine A. Paloma and Trudy W. Banta
Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics (2010)
Editor: Terrel L. Rhodes
Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience (2004)
Editor: Richard P. Keeling
Learning Reconsidered 2: A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience (2006)
Editor: Richard P. Keeling
CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (2009)
Editor: Laura A. Dean
ASHE Reader on College Student Development Theory (2005)
Editors: Maureen E. Wilson and Lisa E. Wolf-Wendel
2008 National Survey of Sophomore-Year Initiatives: Curricular and Cocurricular Structures Supporting the Success of Second-Year College Students (2010)
Authors: Jennifer R. Keup, Jimmie Gahagan, and Ryan N. Goodwin
Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-Year Experience (2010)
Authors: Mary Stuart Hunter, Barbara F. Tobolowsky, John N. Gardner, Scott E. Evenback, Jerry A. Patengale, Molly A. Schaller, Laurie A. Schreiner
Divisional Assessment Champions
Each department within the Division of Student Affairs has at least one member who serves as "assement 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 Intercultural Center
- Rachel Greenberg, Career Center
- Eileen Suhrhoff, University Counseling Services
- Tom Mogan, Dean of Students Office
- Carol Hughes, Graduate Student Life
- Makayla Davis, Office of Health Promotion
- Theresa Barba, University Health Services
- Peter Kwiatek, Residential Life
- Holly Rodden, Residential Life
- 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, Chair
- Scott Pyzik, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
- Katie Dalton, Women’s Center