Understanding and Developing Assessment Plans for Student Affairs Professionals (EDU288Z)

Presented By: Dr. Jerald Henderson
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Tue, February 13, 2018
Event Description

Create a Holistic Culture of Accountability Through Regular Assessment of Your Student Affairs Program

Student affairs professionals have understood the need to engage in assessment activities to demonstrate their effectiveness and impact on the educational experiences of students. However,  the challenges of how and what outcomes to assess remain. It is especially important for those who are beginning and/or new to student affairs to understand assessment practices within a student affairs context and their role in defining outcomes that can be measured for their respective offices.

In this session, expert speaker Jerald L. Henderson, Ph.D. will provide an overview of the role of assessment and the vocabulary used in defining what assessment is and what it is not. Jerald will provide examples of assessment plans that include measurable outcomes and reporting forms specific to student affairs offices.

Jerald will provide clarity about the role of assessment, how to think about formulating outcomes that can be assessed within a given student affairs office or service area. You will get an overview of the importance and role that assessment practices have in improving the educational experiences of students served by student affairs offices. Student affairs has been and is a critical component for students on college campuses and developing assessment plans and measuring outcomes specific to student affairs offices is critical for demonstrating the role that these offices play on college campuses.

Session Highlights

  • The important role assessment can play in demonstrating the effectiveness of services offered by student affairs offices
  • The role of assessment in improving student learning within a student affairs context
  • Assessment concepts that those new to assessment should be familiar with when formulating assessment plans
  • How to formulate outcomes that are relevant to your respective student affairs office or program
  • How to formulate an assessment plan by identifying specific measureable outcomes that are relevant to student affairs offices
  • How to identify and collect relevant data based on the assessment outcomes that your office wants to measure
  • The importance of closing the feedback loop after collecting and analyzing assessment data
  • What is meant by closing the feedback loop when examining assessment results for student affairs offices
  • How to create a holistic culture of accountability through regular assessment practices

Session Takeaways

Having attended this session, you will be able to:

  • Utilize your understanding of assessment concepts for practical application within your respective student affairs office or program
  • Develop clear and concise measureable outcomes for your particular student affairs office or program
  • Collect and analyze relevant data at the end of an assessment cycle to determine program effectiveness within your particular student affairs program or office
  • Better utilize the ‘closing the feedback loop’ to improve service delivery to the targeted students at their particular institution

Who Should Attend

  • Front line student affairs professionals
  • Student affairs directors
  • Student affairs chairs
  • Student affairs presidents, vice presidents
  • Recruiters
  • Advisors
  • Policy makers
  • Deans’ of instructions and workforce training
  • Stakeholders
  • Any other ‘non-instructional’ staff who want to familiarize themselves with assessment and assessment practices that can improve the educational experiences of students on a college campus

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Jerald Henderson
Dr. Henderson holds a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has over 30 years of experience in Higher Education and has held positions in both Academic Development (i.e. Academic Affairs) and Student Affairs (i.e. Counselling Center) as an associate professor. He h... More info