Engaging in effective assessment practices is one of the highest priorities in the Division of Student Affairs. It has been my goal to have a centralized assessment center that brings our staff together to learn how to collect, analyze, and use evidence for decision making. The functional Assessment Team that I put together is here to support the division's efforts to plan strategically, collect evidence, allocate resources effectively, and use results to inform and improve practices. We share the university mission to help students be successful and achieve their goals. Through effective assessment activities and programs, we are accountable to our stakeholders in the University and the community.
Our vision is to "embrace a culture of evidence that strives for continued quality improvement in our programs and services." Sources of evidence are obtained through of large-scale survey programs, department surveys, focus groups, interviews, and student testimonials.
Our engagement in assessment practices is greatly strengthened by our partnerships with other divisions. We are committed to working together to enhance the well-being and holistic development of our students. We look forward to working with the campus community to understand our impact on the learning, development, and success of all of our diverse students.
VP for Student Affairs
Carmen Taylor, Ph.D.