To facilitate effective and coordinated assessment across the Student Development partner areas with an emphasis on the assessment of Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Learning & Development Outcomes for programs and services.
- Guide Student Affairs colleagues in developing their skills for assessment and its documentation.
- Orient new SDAT members to the assessment culture of the division.
- Provide opportunities for the development of assessment knowledge and competencies among all members of the division.
- Provide one-on-one consultations to colleagues regarding their assessment work.
- Develop our assessment knowledge and competencies to better assist our colleagues.
- Provide guides and templates for assessment planning and documentation.
- Coordinate an annual assessment calendar to ensure optimal pacing, especially of large-scale assessments, in order to minimize "assessment fatigue".
- Write supplemental items for major University assessments (e.g., Freshman Survey, Senior Survey) with an emphasis on the CAS Learning & Development Outcomes.
- Track the inclusion and assessment of the CAS Learning & Development Outcomes across programs.
Jackie Bevilacqua, coordinator of Health Services
Rachel Boaz, Residential Life coordinator
Melissa Flowers (Chair), director for residential education, Residential Life
Megan Kruse, coordinator for Technology & Special Projects, Dean of Students office
Catherine Morell-Nickle, coordinator of Disability Services for Students
Gary Neal, director of Counseling & Health Services
Katie Ramirez, assistant director of coaching & advising, Career Services
Richard Reams, associate director of Counseling Services
Jamie Thompson (Chair), director for Student Involvement
In the spring of 2008, VPSA Felicia Lee selected three members of the division as the Core Team of the nascent DAT. The Core Team--Becky Spurlock (first DAT Chair), Richard Reams, and Katie Storey--attended NASPA's International Assessment & Retention Conference during June and began planning the work of the DAT, which began in August of 2008.
Assessment Plan template
Assessment Plan template (with examples)
Assessment Summary template
Assessment Summary template (with examples)
CAS Learning & Development Outcomes
Assessment Flow Chart
Does My Assessment Need IRB Review?
Socioeconomic Status ModelStandardized Demographics Questions
Assessment in Student Affairs
Introduction to Focus Groups
Rubrics in Student AffairsWriting Learning Outcomes