The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating assessment efforts within the Division of Student Affairs.

The Division recognizes as assessment any effort to gather, analyze and interpret evidence which:

  • describes divisional, departmental or program effectiveness
  • supports decision making
  • facilitates improvement efforts

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs supports assessment through the development and coordination of processes, resource allocation, and professional development opportunities. Assessment is supported primarily through 2 formal processes:

Annual Assessment Process

The Division of Student Affairs has established an annual expectation that departments engage in, and document, assessment efforts. The process is designed to recognize departmental needs and capacities for assessment, encourage and enhance a culture of assessment, and to document assessment efforts and activities that close the assessment loop and support improvement.

Annual assessment efforts begin with department or unit needs. Each department in the Division submits an annual assessment plan. These plans articulate the unit’s assessment projects for the year. At the close of the year departments report on their results and findings, and document improvement activities.