About Student Affairs
DSAES Assessment Resources
Learning outcomes in student affairs and assessment was presented by Dr. Rob Aaron presented on March 2, 2012 to the division. Below are the presentation and key terms:
Assessment Consulting Teams
The assessment committee assigns committees to work closely with departments on creating and maintaining an assessment plan.
Campus Labs and Useful Tools
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- Assessment success
- Assessment related Ice Breakers for Retreats
- Laying the Foundation for Collaboration in Assessment
- Timing of Surveys during the semester
- Response Rate Calculator
The response rate calculator, by Venture Data, determines the response rate for a survey.
Sample Size Calculator
The Sample Size Calculator, provided by Creative Research Systems survey software, determines the number of subjects needed in order to get results reflective of the target population as precisely as needed.
This is a guide to using SPSS, from basic information to detailed instructions for running statistical tests, provided by Amherst College of Massachusetts.
This is an online framework that guides the user to the appropriate statistical test.
Effect Size Calculator
Calculators for effect size correlation provided by Dr. Lee A. Becker of University of Colorado Springs.
Useful Web Sites
NASPA Knowledge Community: Assessment, Evaluation and Research: Find links to the community resources including resources, frameworks, other campus' assessment websites for benchmarking opportunities, and more.
College Student Educators International (ACPA) Commission for Assessment and Evaluation: Find information and resources from ACPA's commission on assessment and evaluation.
HERI: Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California Los Angeles serves as a center for research, evaluation, and research training in postsecondary education. This site also houses the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, a national longitudinal study of higher education.
Learning Reconsidered, ed. Richard P. Keeling (ACPA/NASPA, 2004): Download a PDF copy of this resource.
Learning Reconsidered 2: Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience, (ACPA/NASPA, et al., 2006): This follow-up resource provides information on moving the above recommendations into practice.
ASK (Assessment Skills and Knowledge) Standards Booklet: Available as a free download for ACPA members.
Assessment Essentials, Catherine A. Palomba, Trudy W. Banta and Associates (Jossey-Bass, 1999)
Assessment Practice in Student Affairs: An Applications Manual, John H. Schuh, M. Lee Upcraft (Jossey-Bass, 2000)
Resources, articles and reports
The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) provides both General Standards and Learning and Developmental Outcomes to guide practitioners in improving programs and services with the goal of enhancing the quality of student learning and development.
NASPA Assessment Framework: The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Assessment Education Framework provides structure for learning about assessment and helps practitioners select appropriate training options to support their assessment work.
NASPA's Net Results: If you're a NASPA member, check out the assessment story provided in this weekly e-zine.
NILOA: The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) provides resources and tools to assist with the discovery and adoption of promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes.
Powerful Partnerships: A Shared Responsibility for Learning (AAHE, et al., 1998)
Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning (AAHEA, 1992): supplied through DePaul University
The Student Learning Imperative: Implications for Student Affairs (American College Personnel Assn., 1994, 2008)
AAC&U LEAP Outcomes: Developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes provide a set of rubrics to assess students' cumulative progress throughout college.
Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards
This brochure outlines assessment content standards from ACPA's Commission for Assessment for Student Development.