Assessment and Evaluation

Good assessment and evaluation practices support the success of students, programs, and institutions through clearly communicated learning outcomes, solid methodology, and the informed used of data; assessment and evaluation’s importance to the field of student affairs continues to grow every day. This focus area pulls together information from current research and publications, our knowledge communities, and NASPA events to strengthen your knowledge base of assessment and evaluation, providing opportunities for involvement, education, and professional development in this critical competency for student affairs professionals.

Assessment and Evaluation
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Assessment and Evaluation
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NASPA is pleased to recognize student affairs professionals for their innovative assessment and evaluation practices that create a culture of assessment and learning on their campuses.

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  • 2017 Assessment and Persistence Conference Highlights

    The 2017 NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference was designed to promote student learning and success by strengthening assessment, improving educational quality, and developing intentional persistence programming. Held June 15-17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regend Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, the three day conference included keynotes and panels featuring Tim Bono, Amber Garrison Duncan, William Franklin, Darby Roberts, Pamelyn Klepal Shefman and Terrell L. Strayhorn.

    Posted on June 27, 2017 at 08:52 AM by NASPA Blog
  • Notes & Coffee: June 19-25

    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Helping postdocs with children; Staffing woes at the Education Department; At colleges, demographic changes everywhere but the top; Refinancing isn’t the solution to student loan woes; Are we doing enough to serve returning adult learners?

    Posted on June 23, 2017 at 02:32 PM by NASPA Blog
  • Two events unite in the nation’s capital behind a common purpose—one with ever-rising stakes

    Held June 15-17 at the historic Marriott Wardman Park, the 2017 Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference and the 2017 Symposium of Collegiate Financial Well-Being created a space for a dynamic cross section of higher ed professionals to wrestle with the tough questions that cloud the future, and lift up the paths to access we are determined to continue to pave. Co-locating these events, and thereby examining the topics of student success and collegiate financial wellness intentionally at their intersection, struck a timely chord with the field so much that over 500 professionals from every sector of higher education chose to attend.

    Posted on June 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM by NASPA Blog
  • Breaking the “Indiscernible Wall”

    When the rate of enrollment increased rapidly, colleges and universities across the United States had to bifurcate as Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in order to manage everyday operations of the college campuses. In that process, both branches were given the responsibility to be a prime factor in the student development process – “Academic affairs attending to intellectual development, and Student Affairs focusing on social and emotional development” (Arcelus, n.d.).

    Posted on June 21, 2017 at 07:02 PM by Region IV-E

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