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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    From slicing apples to sending texts, education professionals have drawn from a growing suite of behavioral insights to design interventions that positively influence student behavior. Nudging can take on a variety of forms that range in strength and scale, but with such an adaptable concept comes the need to prevent confusion or unintentional misuse in practice. While behavioral interventions are rightfully discussed for their potential to achieve large-scale change at low costs, it’s also worth underscoring the importance of implementing nudges with fidelity. Ethical nudges should be designed with the intention of benefitting those being nudged, and they should never be misleading, coercive, or restrictive. As illustrated in a satirical cartoon from the Behavioral Scientist magazine, a “gentle tap of good sense” falls neatly in the center of the nudge continuum, whereas “feather of statistical insignificance” and “bat of paternalistic overreach” lie on opposite ends. In this post, NASPA's Research and Policy Associate Alexa Wesley offers a few suggestions for ways student affairs professionals can strike the right balance on the nudging scale.

    Posted on April 19, 2018 at 03:06 PM by RPI Blog
  • Three things you can do to further emergency aid efforts at your institution

    Let’s presume for a moment you are aware of students at your institution who face food or housing insecurity, have had an unexpected emergency, or contemplated dropping out or leaving mid-semester due to some financial burden they hadn’t anticipated. Considering that reality, what are three things you can do, no matter your role at an institution, to assist students in these types of situations?

    Posted on April 16, 2018 at 05:26 AM by NASPA Blog
  • Notes & Coffee: April 9-15

    Catch up on this week's trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: faculty salaries up 3%; blended is best when it comes to online learning; confronting the opioid crisis; report illustrates vulnerability for first-generation college students; and Opinion: Congress, stop delaying DACA.

    Posted on April 15, 2018 at 01:41 PM by NASPA Blog
  • Culture of Respect CORE Evaluation 3rd Edition: What’s New?

    The CORE Evaluation is a detailed self-assessment survey organized around the six pillars of the Culture of Respect CORE Blueprint. This post reviews new areas of content on the newly released 3rd edition of the survey and how they reflect what is happening in the field.

    Posted on April 12, 2018 at 12:24 PM by RPI Blog

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