Student Affairs Assessment Committee
The UND Student Affairs Assessment Committee reports to and receives direction from the Vice President for Student Affairs Cabinet on matters relating to the assessment of programmatic and student learning outcomes in the Division of Student Affairs in an effort to promote a culture of assessment within Student Affairs. Specific charges include:
- Provide leadership and support
- Provide professional development opportunities
- Facilitate communication and alignment
- Complete annual assessment review
- Ensure assessment efforts align with campus strategic plan and divisional priorities
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- Chuck Crummy, Training Specialist/Manager, Dining Services
- Aaron Flynn, Coordinator of Staff Development, Memorial Union
- Amber Flynn, Coordinator of Sexual Respect and Violence Prevention, Wellness & Health Promotion
- Joan Hawthorne, Director of Assessment, Academic Affairs
- Karina Knutson, Associate Director of Assessment and Operations, Wellness & Health Promotion
- Sara Kaiser, Coordinator of Student Organizations and Activities, Student Involvement Office
- Alex Pokornowski, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (Chair)
- Sharlette Seelan, Manager of Special Projects and HR, Housing Office
Overview of Assessment and Planning, Feb. 26, 2015
Begin with a webinar that would give us more of an overview of assessment and cover topics like: Why we do assessment? What is the difference between Assessment and Evaluation? How to begin creating a culture of assessment within your department. How to create an assessment plan for your department? How to integrate it as a part of the work we do? Successful strategies to create a culture of assessment.
Intro to Baseline, March 12, 2015
This is the perfect webinar for new Baseline users! Our introductory webinar will cover the basics of Baseline including the features and support available to you and your institution through our site. This introductory webinar will cover and help you understand how to: • Develop and conduct an assessment project • Engage in professional development information and opportunities • Locate community resources and national benchmarking studies • Collect data online and with mobile devices • Locate your assessment results • Create key performance indicators • Use the consultation available to you • A look at the new SRS System • Creating Rubrics
Best Practices in Survey Design & How to Build Your Own Surveys, April 15, 2015
Best Practices in Survey Design
This webinar will address both the process and content for designing and implementing survey methodology. We will discuss timeline, questionnaire construction, response formats, obtaining useable survey responses, and data collection strategies. The session is a good refresher for folks who already use survey methodology and a good introduction for those who want to get started, but don’t know where or how to begin.
How to Build Your Own Surveys in Baseline
This session is targeted to new users who have access to Self-Service Survey Builder and will be creating their own surveys in the system. During this live demonstration session, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create different question types, question options, and customized display rules and skip logic in the Baseline system.
What is Benchmark Assessment
Pre and Post testing. Comparing assessment data to show a “benchmark”. Baseline member campuses have the option of participating in a variety of national benchmarking efforts. Reports are easy-to-use while still providing sophisticated data analysis tools for creating dynamic comparison reports.
Baseline Reporting Tools, May 13, 2015
During this session we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the tools and functions available in the Baseline site to review your data. Even if you haven’t collected data yet, it is helpful to know how you will use the data when you are still in the assessment planning stages. Participants will learn how to create and customize graphs; apply filters to view subsets of data; create saved views of data; export data; and set up comparison reports of data across time, between groups or programs, or before and after an intervention.
Closing the Loop, June 12, 2015
"Closing the loop" (i.e., using, reporting, and sharing results) is a great practice to get staff and student buy-in with the assessment process, improve assessment practices, and learn from one another. This webinar examines the theoretical strategies for "closing the loop," including traditional and informal methods of using, reporting, and representing data.
Creating Meaningful Learning Outcomes, July 23, 2015
During this webinar, participants will begin to understand the process of learning outcomes. We will share examples of learning outcome frameworks and outline the process of developing a framework for your own campus. After highlighting learning outcome frameworks, we will outline the components of a learning outcome statement when coordinating assessment activities and showcase how to use the three Ms to make each statement manageable, measurable, and meaningful and review how to make connections between learning outcomes and the “big picture” of overarching mission statements and goals.
Assessing Learning Outcomes, August 2015
The process of assessing learning outcomes can be particularly intimidating to those who have not attempted to measure student learning outcomes in previous assessment efforts. With some understanding and practice, however, learning outcomes assessment can feel less stressful and prove incredibly beneficial to your planning process. During this webinar, participants will be exposed to the practice of assessing learning outcomes. We will discuss strategies for measuring learning as it relates to the level of learning from the student, identify how to select a method of assessment, and provide best practice examples for utilizing specific assessment methods in order to understand whether learning has and the extent to which it has occurred.
A look at the Student Response System and Baseline Rubrics, September 2015
Data is only as good as the actions you take with the information you receive. Some of the best data will impact the respondents in the moment. That is the goal of Baseline’s new Student Response System. This session will take attendees for a walk-through of the Student Response System in the context of formative assessment methodologies and offer suggestions for how you can leverage this new polling tool as part of your overall assessment plan.
Rubrics are a very valuable tool for measuring learning directly and objectively. In this session, participants will learn what rubrics are and the general benefits of incorporating rubrics in assessment. The majority of the session will provide participants with a walk-through of creating and analyzing rubrics within our Baseline assessment platform.