Assessment + Impact Summit

Impact + Assessment Summit icon
May 9, 2018 | Willa Cather Dining Complex

The purpose of the Assessment and Impact Summit is to strengthen our capacity, as a data informed campus, to recognize and use quality information to improve the student experience. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of quality assessments, effective communication of results and how to use results to create data-driven change.

This summit is intended for staff who are responsible for developing and implementing assessment for curricular and co-curricular activities. Graduate students interested in assessment are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Questions? Please contact Linda Major (

The Assessment + Impact Summit is co-sponsored by Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics.

View presentations & posters from the 2018 Assessment + Impact Summit.

Learning Outcomes for Attendees

Assessment Basics

  • Explaining the value of assessment
  • Establishing a common language
  • Connecting to a strategic plan

Elements of Assessment

  • Understanding professional standards
  • Writing a good assessment
  • Creating learning outcomes

Data Collection/Methods

  • Item types
  • Assessment types
  • Connecting tools and methods to goals

Communicating Results

  • Technology
  • Alternative platforms
  • Knowing your audience

Creating Change Through Assessment

  • Understanding and communicating the need for change
  • Change management strategies
  • Understanding culture