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.
Careers in Student Affairs provides a comprehensive look at being a higher education administrator. Integrating perspectives from both research and practical application, this reader-friendly book…Buy
Using the CAS Professional Standards is a practical text designed to highlight multiple ways to apply the standards and guidelines published by the Council for…Buy
Engagement and Employability examines the central role student affairs plays in helping students gain and articulate career skills through cocurricular experiences. It focuses on the…Buy
The need for the new role of student affairs assessment coordinator has emerged in response to the increasing demand for outcomes information, the…Buy
Higher education is in an age of accountability, with accrediting agencies, government leaders, taxpayers, parents, and students demanding to see outcomes for expended resources. The costs of higher…Buy
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling…Buy
How can student affairs divisions and other organizations transform to become more learning-centered?
The learning college concept has been the most popular reform model for postsecondary education since…Buy
Current educational, political, and economic conditions are prompting increased calls for educators to redesign campus environments that develop the whole student with a focus on student learning outcomes. In…Buy
This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their…Buy
Learning Reconsidered argues for the integration of all of higher education's resources in the education and preparation of the whole student. The publication re-examines widely accepted ideas about conventional…Buy
More than 10,000 copies of Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience are in circulation on college and university campuses worldwide. The publication has been used as…Buy
Student affairs professionals are increasingly being asked to provide evidence that students are learning and growing through their experiences on campus. Stakeholders such as accrediting agencies, legislators, families, employers,…Buy
Decisions Matter is an innovative guide designed to help novice student affairs professionals develop effective decision-making skills. Written by seasoned student affairs educators and practitioners, this book contains a…Buy
The transition from graduate school to a full-time position in student affairs can be filled with both opportunities and challenges. In order to be successful, new professionals must understand…Buy
Developed by experienced student affairs leaders who have successfully implemented cultures of evidence on their campuses, this tutorial offers practical advice and concrete examples of how to plan, create,…Buy
Making meaning of how, what, when, and where students learn is a vital, exciting, and inspiring component of higher education. Increasing external demands for accountability and internal commitments to…Buy
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.
Up to $500 Research Grant Available
Awarded to an outstanding program/entity for student parents.
Award for an outstanding program that creatively addresses the needs of undergraduate adult learners.
We are seeking nominations for the fifth annual NASPA Assessment, Evaluation and Research Knowledge Community Innovation Award to be presented at the NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference in June 2017 during the Keynote.
Applications are on-going
For graduate students attending the NASPA Annual Conference
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.
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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.
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.).