The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating a culture of assessment and supports outcomes-based assessment of student learning and program effectiveness. In the summer of 2010, the Vice President of Student and University Affairs established a divisional assessment committee and charged it with providing leadership for the development and implementation of a systematic, continuous, and sustainable division-wide assessment plan.
The committee serves as an advisory group to the vice president and the division's director of planning and assessment, and makes recommendations on the direction of division assessment activities. In fulfilling the charge, the Student Affairs Assessment Committee focuses on the following areas:
- Program Review/Accreditation: Ensure that division units are engaged in appropriate program review or accreditation processes.
- Student Learning and Program Outcomes Assessment: Ensure that division units are engaged in systematic, continuous, and meaningful assessment activities that demonstrate the division's impact on student learning and development.
- Professional Development: Ensure that division units have support for assessment efforts.
- Collaboration on Institutional Assessment Initiatives: Ensure that division assessment activities support university assessment initiatives.