Division of Student Affairs Assessment

 

New to the Division of Student Affairs in 2017-2018, the Assessment Committee was formed to work with all departments to ensure appropriate levels of assessment are being conducted and the results of all assessment are appropriately used. In addition, the committee serves as a resource and support for all departments, providing assessment training and development opportunities.

2018-2019 Committee Members:

  • Interim Chair: 
  • Luke Hams, Area Coordinator for Residence Life
  • Kara Johnson, Coordinator for Civic Engagement
  • Detlon Gordon, Associate Dean for Residence Life
  • Colette Tobias, Assistant Dean for Residence Life
  • Ashley Phillips, Detective
  • Meighan Burke, Director of Student Transition
  • Beth Snyder, Public Safety Officer
  • Dr. Brett Bruner, Dean of Student Engagement

2018 - 2019 Goals

Goal Status

Identify assessement professional development needs for
division staff (including graduate staff) and provide appropriate
offerings for the 2018 - 2019 academic year                                                              

Complete

  • Developed and adminstered development needs survey (see results here) for all division staff (including graduate staff)
  • Added Calendar for Professional Development Opportunities to the Assessment webpage
  • Added general online and print resources to the Assessment webpage
  • Added resources tailored to meet needs of staff at foundational, intermediate, and advanced Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER) competency levels to the Assessment webpage

 

2017 - 2018 Goals

Departmental Assessment

  1. Assessment Plans Due: July 30
  2. Feedback from Assessment Committee: September 1
  3. Checkpoints with VPSA and AVPSA: October and April
  4. Checkpoint with Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness Staff: January
  5. End of Year Reports Due: June 1

 

Committee Assessment

  1. Assessment Plans Due: September 1
  2. Feedback from Assessment Committee: October 1
  3. Checkpoints with Chair and Supervisor: October and April
  4. Checkpoint with Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness Staff: January
  5. End of Year Reports Due: June 1

 

Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Review: Six-year Cycle

  1. Year Three Internal Review: Assess progress toward recommended targets
  2. Year Six External Review: Assess achievement of goals with external reviewers

November 2018
November 1: Arkansas Association for the Assessment of Collegiate Learning (AAACL) Fall Conference
November 8: ARGOS Training Session, Doc Bryan 247 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

December 2018
December 5: Free Webinar via WEAVE - A Practical Approach to Using Focus Groups in Higher Education, Baz Tech 204 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
December 10: Registration open for free Student Affairs Assessment Leaders Online Course: Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs

January 2019
January 21: Student Affairs Assessment Leaders Online Course: Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs course begins

April 2019
April 1: Arkansas Association for the Assessment of Collegiate Learning (AAAL) Spring Conference

June 2019
June 16 - 18: NASPA Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference (Early-bird Registration - April 12)