Assessment reports.

April Fool’s Assessment

It’s April 1st. I admit, I’m not much for April Fool’s jokes, but that got me thinking about assessment failures (and potentially looking like an assessment fool). I thought it might put people at ease to hear about some of the mistakes I/we have made over the years. Fortunately, we are quick learners and only [...]

By | 2018-03-20T16:18:29+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Assessments|0 Comments

Assessment is about Relationships

February is known for Valentine’s Day and celebrating relationships. I hope that you will celebrate your relationship with assessment. Some of you are thinking, “I certainly don’t have a loving relationship with assessment. I’m not sending chocolate or even a greeting card.” Thinking beyond the nuts and bolts of assessment toward the end result of [...]

By | 2018-02-02T10:30:23+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Assessments|0 Comments

Improve vs. Prove?

I hear a lot of staff and graduate students talk about “proving” the worth of a program or “proving” student learning took place or having to “prove” that student affairs has value on a college campus. I appreciate the effort and sentiment behind the word, but I also caution folks about making claims they cannot [...]

By | 2017-11-08T11:19:04+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Assessments|0 Comments