Assessment reports.

Reflecting on the Year

It’s May. Time to reflect back on a (hopefully) successful academic year. When things start to quiet down, it’s a great time to reflect on your assessment before getting wrapped up in the planning for the next year. We have to set aside time for it, or else we get sucked into putting out the [...]

By | 2018-05-01T08:16:56+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Assessments|0 Comments

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