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Assessment & Evaluation Overview


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How We Assess

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?"
  • "Are we making a difference in the lives of our students?" 
  • "How do we know we are making a difference?"

Why We Assess

The purpose of Assessment and Evaluation is to measure the effectiveness of programs and services within the Student Affairs division. Our goal of assessment and evaluation is to:

  1. Improve programs and services
  2. Facilitate program growth and development
  3. Share knowledge about our students
  4. Promote organizational effectiveness
  5. Stimulate organizational learning 

OUR PROCESS

View our assessment map to learn more about our process of assessment and evaluation.

Assessment Map (PDF)

GET ASSISTANCE

If you would like assistance with any assessment related tasks, please fill out our request form for help.

Request Form

Assessment & Evaluation Leadership Workgroup

Formed in fall 2016, the Assessment & Evaluation Leadership Workgroup’s charge is to develop the division’s expertise in assessment and program evaluation. The workgroup members:

  • Work closely with Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Organizational Development
  • Serve as assessment and program evaluation team leads for their respective areas
  • Educate respective units on assessment and evaluation methods
  • Ensure data are collected and analyzed, and results are shared with Assistant Vice Chancellors and their respective units.

2019–20 Assessment & Evaluation Leadership Workgroup members include:

  • Mary Angell, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • William Armstrong, Institutional Research
  • Karla Barrón, Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Organizational Development
  • Brian Crie, Office of Academic Support & Instructional Services (OASIS)
  • Renee Dell’Acqua, Student Health & Wellbeing
  • Dulce Dorado, International Students & Programs Office (ISPO)
  • Andrea Estrada, Colleges Business Office
  • Caitlin Frank, Office of Student Conduct
  • Courtney Giordano, Global Education
  • Jenny Kressel, Center for Student Involvement
  • Shannon Milligan, Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Organizational Development (Chair)
  • Tonia Pizer, Study Abroad
  • Tom Rottler,Recreation
  • Jacqui Tejada, Case Management
  • Karen Van Ness, Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program (CASP)
  • John Weng, Associated Students

Contact Us

Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Organizational Development University Center 112
9500 Gilman Drive #0015
La Jolla, CA 92093-0015
Email: sa-assessment@ucsd.edu

Shannon Milligan 
Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Organizational Development
smilligan@UCSD.EDU

Karla Barrón 
Student Affairs Assessment & Evaluation Analyst
kbarrongalvan@ucsd.edu