The Office of Assessment and Planning supports Student Affairs units in gathering and analyzing data to inform meaningful changes to their activities, services, and facilities. We provide the following services to the Division of Student Affairs:
The Division of Student Affairs is excited to share the work individual units are doing to impact student success through the use of data to drive continuous improvement in their programs, services, and facilities at CU Boulder. The 2016-2017 assessment highlights capture some of the outstanding work units have completed in the past year to shape tomorrow’s leaders, be the top university for innovation, and positively impact humanity.
The Office of Assessment and Planning works closely with staff in the Division of Student Affairs to support assessment planning and practice. Assessment consultations can be team-based work on specific initiatives within or across units, as well as individual staff members working on behalf of their units.
Your consultant will seek a comprehensive understanding of your assessment needs, asking questions such as:
Consultants then provide recommendations, offer technical and content expertise, assist with data collection and analysis, and offer additional services to support the specific project and unit.
The Office of Assessment and Planning has set the following calendar for 2017-2018 deadlines.
OAP conducts a number of trainings during the year. We highly recommend that Division staff who are interested in learning more about assessment begin by attending Assessment 101. In this foundational training, participants will learn the cornerstones of assessment at CU Boulder.
Specifically, participants will learn the assessment language used in the Division, understand the expectations of assessment for the Division, and begin the conversation for their unit’s assessment plan.
Assessment 101 available on Nov. 7, 2017 from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Data Visualization available on Sept. 28, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Qualitative Assessment Methods available on Oct. 24, 2017 from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Survey Design available on Oct. 24, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Qualitative Analysis Using Microsoft Excel available on Oct. 30, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and Dec. 6, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
To register, email Kim Kruchen.
The 2017-2020 Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan is available here. Our plan aligns closely with the Chancellor’s Strategic Imperatives and will serve as the Division’s guiding framework to accomplish the Imperatives and contribute to other high-level university initiatives, such as Inclusive Excellence.
During the summer of 2017, all units within the Division are engaged in action planning to articulate how they will contribute to the Division priorities. The Office of Assessment and Planning will ask all units to provide updates for the actions they submitted. Review the calendar for specific deadlines regarding the strategic plan.
External Assessment Organizations & Resources
Leslie Kavanaugh, Director
Kimberly Kruchen, Assessment Specialist