Learn why a commitment to assessment is important to the success of Student Affairs programs.
In May 2008, Vice Chancellor Penny Rue convened the first meeting of the Student Affairs Assessment Coalition to discuss current theories and trends about learning and assessment in higher education. See Dr. Rue's presentation (PDF) given at that meeting.
Since then, staff members continue to share ideas and learn how a "culture of assessment" can improve student experiences and enhance student learning in these meetings.
In order to support our staff in their new commitment to best assessment practices, Student Affairs hired Baseline, an outside consulting firm. Baseline and staff members work together to:
Assessment begins with a natural curiosity and commitment to student learning.
We ask ourselves, "What do we want students to be able to know, do, or value as a result of our services and programs?" and "Are we making a difference in the lives of our students? How do we know?"
Assessment answers these questions, and helps facilitate growth in our new programs and services.
Assessment helps us: