Learning to Love Assessment, Even When it's Not in Your Job Description

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
By: Allison Vickers Like most higher education graduate students, I sat through my requisite research methods and assessment class. Like many graduate students, I understood the theoretical necessity of the class but secretly felt like assessment would always be someone else’s job – I wasn’t in student affairs for the numbers, I was in it to change lives. Why would I ever need surveys and numbers...

Join us at the 2018 Assessment Institute!

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
2018 Student Affairs Assessment Institute The Commission for Assessment and Evaluation (CAE) is excited to announce Chicago, IL as the location of the 2018 Student Affairs Assessment Institute ! This year’s Institute marks the eighth year of CAE’s offering of this curriculum-based learning experience, and it’s safe to say that with seven Student Affairs Assessment Institutes in the books, we’ve...

People Don’t Want To Be Confused With Assessment: My Experience at the ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute

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After four days of assessment talk at the ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute (AI), I returned to my home campus ready to take on the immense task of revising and revamping my office’s assessment strategy. Being energized by the conference and 100 Student Affairs assessment professionals gave me the confidence and skills I needed to tackle large assessment related structures, such as the...

AI Scholarship Recipient Experience: "Be Not Afraid."

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By: Jarvis Lane The ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute is intense but impactful. As a 2016 Scholarship recipient, I had the tremendous honor of attending the ACPA SAAI and collaborate with student affairs scholars and practitioners from all across the country. Assessment is something people cringe about or grit their teeth over when they hear about it, but at the ACPA SAAI , the message...

Don't Delay: Publish Your Conference Presentation

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By: Vicki L. Wise and Lisa J. Hatfield Perhaps you are interested in publishing but have never written an article. It can be intimidating to know where to begin. We suggest that you start with a recent conference presentation! In our book A Guide to Becoming a Scholarly Practitioner in Student Affairs (2015), we suggested a few strategies to get you started in turning your presentation into a...