Mark your calendars to join the DSA Assessment Committee for the following training activities throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
Are you experiencing “survey fatigue”? Not seeing the assessment results you were hoping for? Got data and don’t know what to do with it? Wondering how other schools do something?
Join Emily Kane and Kaitlyn Schmitt from the DSA Assessment Committee for “Beyond Surveys”, a presentation on Thursday, November 16th at 10am in Marvin Center 506. Learn about the limitations and alternatives to surveys. By the end of the presentation, you’ll be able to identify the best assessment method for your purpose.
Join Us for Office Hours!
Got questions about dashboards, Continuous Improvement Projects, learning-oriented assessment, or another assessment topic? Benefit from the collective brainpower of the Division of Student Affairs Assessment Committee during Office Hours on Thursday, December 14th from 1-3pm in District House B115.
Assessment Committee members will be ready and revved up to assist with your assessment projects. Sign up today or just drop by!
Office Hours will also be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 1-3pm, location TBD.
R Rubrics 4 U?
Are you looking for a way to evaluate your work - including recruitment and selection processes and the learning student’s experience through your programs and services - in a standardized way? Have you heard about rubrics, but have no idea what they are or where to start with building and incorporating them into your efforts?
Save-the-date to join Robert Snyder from the DSA Assessment Committee for “R Rubrics 4 U?", a workshop on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1pm in a TBD location. Learn about rubrics, why to use them, and how they are already being used in student affairs and elsewhere. By the end of the presentation, you’ll be able to determine if rubrics make sense for your work and the next steps with building them if they are.
We look forward to seeing you there!
DSA Staff Forum: Assessment Results Showcase
The annual showcase will highlight a number of assessment projects from DSA and across the university on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 1-2:30pm in Marvin Center 407.
Please contact any member of the Assessment Committee if you have questions or ideas or are looking for guidance on an assessment project: Rachel Brown (Career Services), Toby Davidow (Planning and Outreach), Jay Jones (Student Affairs), Emily Kane (Colonial Health Center), Kaitlyn Schmitt (Center for Student Engagement), Robert Snyder (Planning and Outreach), and Rebekah Swieringa (Planning and Outreach).
A Common Sense Assessment Resource
What is learning oriented assessment? Why should I use it? What are the most effective ways to use it? Linda Suskie, an expert in the assessment field, has a blog that answers these questions and more. One of Suskie’s recent blog posts, Assessing learning in co-curricular experiences, identifies tips for assessing student learning. The post details efficient and effective ways to assess co-curricular experiences.
Advice throughout her blog includes practical tips for assessing learning outcomes, what types of data to collect, when to assess, and much more. If you are looking for a great resource to better understand learning oriented assessment or assessment practices in general, visit the blog, A Common Sense Approach to Assessment & Accreditation.