We all want to know if we are helping students succeed and assessment is a key tool that helps us target our efforts, learn about their impact, and make changes to best help students learn, grow, and develop during their time at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
The primary purpose of assessment in the Division of Student Affairs is the improvement of student success and institutional performance. It is our expectation that all departments in the Division are conducting regular assessment to understand strengths and areas of improvement.
Each department within the Division has an assessment coordinator whose responsibility is to oversee assessment in that department. The Assessment Coordinators come together to form the Assessment Committee, where they connect and share in assessment-related work from their respective departments.
Model adapted from “Student Affairs Assessment: Theory to Practice” by Gavin W. Henning and Darby Roberts
Assessment is a continuous improvement process where we outline where we want to go, decide how we will get there, collect data to see how we are doing, review the data, and make any necessary adjustments to become more successful the next time.