Student Affairs Assessment Series

The Student Affairs Assessment Council facilitates outcomes-based assessment of student learning, development and programmatic outcomes in order to enhance the collegiate and educational experiences outside the classroom. Responsible for providing a forum for discussion of assessment issues, as well as for recommendation of assessment practices and professional development opportunities, the Council supports a culture of student learning and development from which will naturally arise a culture of assessment that is staff-driven and divisionally supported. The Council will focus on the following activities:

  • Outcomes assessment and assessment of student out-of-classroom learning, with particular attention to divisional and departmental contributions to the university mission, the mission of the division, as well as the missions of individual departments.
  • Collect, analyze and summarize data necessary for departmental program reviews.
  • Provide professional development opportunities related to assessment and program evaluation for staff in the division.
  • Measure the impact of our work in Student Affairs, both individually and collectively.
  • Review department annual assessment plans and reports and provide feedback to enable continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate sharing of assessment strategies and ways to improve student learning in departments and programs within Student Affairs.