Student Affairs Assessment Institute
Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 (All day) to Friday, 23 June, 2017 (All day)

Location:  Costa Mesa, California, USA


Campus Labs

ACPA’s Student Affairs Assessment Institute, sponsored by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, provides a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit. The Student Affairs Assessment Institute provides a balance of instruction and hands-on experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses.  

NEW FOR 2017!
The 2017 Student Affairs Assessment Institute, hosted by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, has partnered with the Commission on Two-Year Colleges to provide a targeted experience for professionals interested in focusing on assessment in the community college setting. This specialized track will highlight specific opportunities and challenges for assessment in these settings and be led by leaders from these institutions.

The Student Affairs Assessment Institute is proud to offer three developmental tracks focused on meeting attendees’ needs (visit the Assessment Tracks for more information):

  • Program/Department track
  • Division track


Whether you are brand new to assessment, taking on new responsibilities in your individual unit, or charged with developing a division-wide plan for assessment, the ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute is the answer for your professional development needs! The Institute is focused on providing developmental assessment knowledge and may not be the best professional development opportunity for more advanced practitioners. If you are unsure whether or not the Institute may be right for you or have general questions, please contact Tricia Fechter Gates <mailto:>

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Larry Roper
Dr. Larry Roper

Larry Roper is a Professor and Interim Director of the School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University, where he serves as Coordinator of the Undergraduate Social Justice minor and Coordinator of the College Student Services Administration graduate program.  Previously he served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Oregon State University from 1995-2014. He also served OSU for 18 months as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.  He has degrees from Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Maryland. He has held numerous positions in student affairs, including Director of Housing; Associate Dean of Students; Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs; and Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

Larry currently serves as a Commissioner with the State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, on the Board of Trustees of Heidelberg University, as President of Jackson Street Youth Shelter (serving homeless and vulnerable youth).  He served a 4-year term as Editor of the ​NASPA Journal, and 6 years as a Commissioner with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.   Larry has more than 50 publications in the form of book chapters, journal articles, magazine articles, book reviews and monographs.  He writes a regular column for the ​Journal of College and Character.

He is editor of the monograph, ​Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals: Charting a Path to Success​ (2011) and co-editor of the books, ​Angst and Hope: Current Issues in Student Affairs Leadership (2016), ​Teaching For Change: The Difference, Power and Discrimination Model​ (2007).  He has also served on more than 65 thesis or dissertation committees, having chaired more than 30.