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.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
This training is an introduction to the assessment framework used in the Division of Student Affairs. Specifically, the training will cover assessment terminology, methods that are appropriate for student affairs, and the reporting framework that is used in the division.
Thursday, Sept. 6 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Student Development Theory and Outcomes
We will translate student development theory into learning outcomes. A variety of examples will be provided, but individuals who plan to attend should prepare by bringing a student development theory they use in their daily work.
Friday, Sept. 7 | 9–11 a.m.
Outcomes Primer & Mapping
This workshop will provide an overview of learning and process outcomes. We will spend time developing learning and process outcomes that meet the needs of your individual program. This workshop will also utilize various mapping strategies to illustrate how your programs and services fulfill the outcomes designed by your unit.
Thursday, Oct. 4 | 10–11:30 a.m.
Strategies for Convenience Surveying
In this training, we will discuss various strategies for conducting convenience surveys in the division.
Friday, Oct. 19 | 9–11 a.m.
Qualitative Coding Workshop
The qualitative coding training will provide a foundation for participants to analyze qualitative data. This will include working from a data sample that will be sent prior to the training. It is an expectation that participants will have read through the data set prior to coming to the workshop. (Must have completed the Qualitative Assessment Methods training.)
Thursday, Nov. 1 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Join us as we consider effective reporting strategies in Student Affairs. This training will provide participants with examples and strategies they can use in their assessment work.
Friday, Nov. 9 | 10–11:30 a.m.
Data Crossroad Discussions
The Office of Assessment and Planning will be hosting monthly informal conversations about data collected across the university and in the division. These conversations will feature data sets that bring to the forefront interesting combinations that inspire discovery and meaning making. We will rely on participants to bring their perspectives and engage in these conversations. The general topic has been selected for each discussion, but is subject to change. Participants will be notified of changes.
Friday, Sept. 14 | 9:30–11 a.m. | Admitted Student Perspectives, Generation Z and Financial Wellness
Friday, Oct.12 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Health and Social Climate
Friday, Nov. 16 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Effective Teaching Practices in Student Affairs
Tuesday, Dec. 11 | 2–3:30 p.m. | Retention Data Review
NSSE Expand (National Survey of Student Engagement)
In this new series, we will explore the individual NSSE engagement indicators using the NSSE report and other data sources. Each session will focus on one of the engagement indicators. Select the one that is interesting to you, or come to all of them!
TBD for October | NSSE Expand: Quality of Interactions
Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 3–4:30 p.m. | NSSE Expand: Collaborative Learning
Thursday, Dec. 6 | 10–11:30 a.m. | NSSE Expand: Discussions with Diverse Others
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.
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.
Qualtrics External Assessment Organizations & Resources
External Assessment Organizations & Resources
Kimberly Kruchen, Manager of Assessment and Planning
Crystal Cyr, Assessment Specialist