“Assessment is any effort to gather, analyze, and interpret evidence which describes institutional, divisional, or agency effectiveness.”Upcraft & Schuh, p18
As part of its mission to advance the existing culture of assessment, the Office of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives helps departments across the Division of Student Life collect and analyze data to enhance knowledge, guide practice, and inform decision-making.
OASI provides training and resources to help departments successfully navigate the following:
- Identification of student learning and program goals that align with the Division Tactical and University Strategic plans,
- Development and management of activity codes,
- Assessment and evaluation of program effectiveness, including survey administration using Anthology’s Baseline solution,
- Preparation and facilitation of program reviews
Quote from Upcraft, M.L., & Schuh, J.H. (1996). Assessment in student affairs. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Annual Assessment Cycle
The annual assessment cycle is under review by the division to align with strategic priorities. More coming soon!
July 15 – Summer Activity Code uploads due to Student Activity Roster System
August 16th – Summer KPIs due to dslassessment
November 15 – Fall Activity Code uploads due to Student Activity Roster System
January 4 – Fall KPIs due to dslassessment
April 15 – Spring Activity Code uploads due to Student Activity Roster System
June 30 – Spring KPIs due to dslassessment