Building a Culture of Evidence: I’ve got the basics, now what do I do?
Thursday, June 25th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM
This workshop is presented by Dr. Marguerite M. (Maggie) Culp. Dr. Culp co-edited Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs: A Guide for Student Affairs Leaders and Practitioners. An early culture of evidence innovator, Dr. Culp has won numerous state and national awards for building data-driven student affairs programs.
This hands-on interactive presentation invites participants to assess the culture of evidence within student affairs at their institution, reflect on what they have learned about assessment in the last few years, and identify strategies they can use to take student affairs to the next level. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their readiness to move beyond satisfaction surveys, integrate qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, and identify and measure what really matters. Participants also will explore the essential culture of evidence question: are they measuring what really matters—and using the data intentionally and intelligently—or are they simply measuring that which is easy to measure and warehousing the data? Finally, participants will have the opportunity to analyze innovative culture of evidence approaches taken by their colleagues in colleges and universities around the country and identify those with the potential to work at their institution. Participants also will have an opportunity to meet with the presenter in small groups to discuss culture of evidence challenges unique to student affairs at their institution.