What is assessment and evaluation?
How much time does an assessment project take?
How much does an assessment project cost?
What assessment services does Student Life Studies offer?
Who has Student Life Studies worked with before?
How do I get started on an assessment project?
In practical terms, assessment is any effort to gather, analyze and interpret evidence on what other people think about a specific service, program or issue. Evaluation uses what you discover in the assessment process to improve effectiveness of the service or activity. To learn more about assessment, please visit our Resources page.
The timeline will vary with each project but a good starting point is allowing at least four weeks to design an assessment tool and four weeks for the data analysis after the information is collected. The time needed to collect the data is dependent on your project.
The services of the Student Life Studies staff are free thanks to Student Service Fees. The only costs to you are things such as copies of the assessment tool, postage if the assessment needs to be sent through the mail, and similar project-specific details.
We can offer a wide range of services to fit your needs such as:
- Assessment plan development
- Writing student learning outcomes
- Scannable surveys and evaluations
- Web surveys and evaluations
- Data analysis
- Summary report of the results
- Ideas on how to use the results
- Writing program outcomes
Here are some examples of the student organizations and departments within the Division of Student Affairs with whom we have worked:
- Class Councils
- Fish Camp, T-Camp, Howdy Camp
- Graduate Student Council
- Liberal Arts Student Council
- MSC Committees
- One Army
- Residence Hall Association
- Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC)
- Student Government Association, Student Senate, and SGA Committees
- Student Engineers' Council
Departments in the Division of Student Affairs:
- Becky Gates Children's Center
- Corps of Cadets
- Diability Services
- Greek Life
- Information Technology
- Memorial Student Center
- Multicultural Services
- Office of the Commandant
- Offices of the Dean of Student Life
- Recreational Sports
- Residence Life
- Rudder Theatre Complex
- Student Activities
- Student Counseling Service
- Student Health Services
- University Art Collections and Exhibitions
- University Center