Giving the Gift of Assessment

By | 2017-12-05T12:23:10+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|

It’s that time of year when many of us share gifts and gather together as a community in celebration. What does that look like in student affairs assessment? By doing assessment, you are giving the gift of storytelling and improvement to those you serve (and will serve in the future). You also give yourself the [...]

Improve vs. Prove?

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

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 [...]

A New Year, A New Assessment Resolution

By | 2017-10-31T10:12:37+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Assessments|

While most non-student affairs people start their New Year’s Resolutions in January, we like to think from September to August. You might find it easy to set resolutions about eating right, exercising, stopping bad habits…but be lost about what you want to accomplish with your assessment. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one, and there [...]