Reflection from the 2016 Assessment Institute: Building an Office-Wide Culture of Assessment

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
By: Lia Kelinsky "I think you say assessment like 10 times per day" remarked one of my colleagues. "Only 10?" I thought. "More like 1,000" I responded. I make no apologies for my quick and persistent efforts to bring up assessment in my office. You have the ACPA Student Affairs Summer Assessment Institute to thank for that. Following the institute, I came away with a long-term goal: to foster a...

Mountains of data! What to do? Close the loop.

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
By: Bethany Miller Throughout the assessment world, we hear the phrase “closing the loop” over and over again. As we think about our campuses, we must consider the fact that assessment is taking place more than ever before (for various reasons), but how much of the information is getting out to stakeholders and how often? Most folks agree that closing the loop is an important step in the...

Planning Good Assessment

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
By: Lesley D'Souza Assessment has to start at the beginning and starting at the beginning means having a plan. If we carry it out as an afterthought – tacked on the end of a program, we will fail to collect information that makes it possible to make meaningful, data-informed change. Before We Start Planning… Start with a read through any strategic institutional or departmental documents you have...

Want to get involved? Here's How!

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
The Commission for Assessment and Evaluation (CAE) is hard at work developing some great assessment resources for you! These resources will be announced over the course of the next few months as they become available. Keep reading to learn more about some of our upcoming projects and how you can provide input! 2016 Student Affairs Assessment Institute: If you’re interested in this immersive, 3-...

2016 Student Affairs Assessment Institute Announcement

Commission for Assessment and Evaluation
2016 Student Affairs Assessment Institute Announcement The Commission for Assessment and Evaluation is excited to announce Charlotte, NC as the location of the 2016 Student Affairs Assessment Institute ! We are also excited to announce that we have partnered with the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (NRC) to provide a targeted experience for...