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Student Affairs Assessment


Congruent with the mission, vision and goals of the university, the division regularly collects and reviews multiple types of data to maximize our impact on student academic support, student engagement and student support. For information on university-wide assessment, please see the Center for Teaching and Learning assessment page.

In Student Affairs, we coordinate data-driven decision-making through the work of the assessment and evaluation specialist. The two main goals of our assessment process, originally implemented in fall 2004 and revised in summer 2018 and winter 2022, are to promote continuous improvement and to understand how the division contributes to student learning.

We collect data across all​​​ Student Affairs departments to examine our individual and collective impact on students. Departments demonstrate contributions through data associated with divisional learning outcomes. We measure outcomes according to three types of data that include baseline metrics, effectiveness metrics, and learning outcomes. By examining all three types of data relative to pre-defined success targets through annual assessment and evaluation, we can identify areas of strength and opportunities for continual improvement.​​