The Assessment and Evaluation Office provides central coordination of assessment and evaluation efforts, but view the role of assessment to be an opportunity for all members of the unit to engage in a process of program improvement and accountability to foster a culture of evidence based practice. Planning assessment is essential as it helps “shape the culture of evidence vision in student affairs” (Culp, 2012, p. 23). The Assessment and Evaluation Office aims to serve as a guide for units and departments to plan assessments and evaluation, and to conduct Division wide planning of assessment and evaluation.
Professional development for staff within the Division of Student Affairs is a core function of the Assessment and Evaluation Office. Below you will find a link to staff resources. These resources include links to assessment articles, upcoming trainings and workshops, and existing webinars for your review and participation opportunity. Additionally, there are sample assessments for various functional areas.