Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs

If you are new to coordinating assessment, looking to build your assessment competencies, or seeking to advance your assessment leadership, this course helps identify and explore core elements, resources, and approaches for consideration in your practice. Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs is a free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that gives you access to insights from Student Affairs Assessment Leaders — an organization of student affairs assessment experts. Participate in engaging activities that build your capacity for coordinating or leading student affairs assessment practices.

The curriculum provides self-paced materials that address several learning outcomes. This course aims to provide participants the opportunity to:

  • Review concepts that contribute to sound assessment practice and a sustainable culture of evidence.
  • Explore and engage in the development of foundational assessment components including planning, articulating goals and outcomes, and providing feedback.
  • Identify and practice strategies for guiding assessment efforts across multiple functional areas and building assessment capacity among teams.
  • Discover ways to translate data to a story of student success and a plan for action.

What is a MOOC?

Massive Open Online Courses, popularly known as MOOCs, are noncredit, student-interaction-based programs that provide educational access to the public at no cost. They are typically less immersive than credit courses you would find at a university, offering more generalized content that is meant to provide you with a breadth of understanding across the subject matter. MOOCs feature instructor-driven content with a heavy emphasis on student participation. This student-to-student communication creates knowledge and discoveries that enrich the course with a social aspect and shared experiences.

Developed by Student Affairs Assessment Leaders:

CSU is proud to deliver access to this course developed by Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL). SAAL's main goal is to provide opportunity for discussion, aimed at improving the work of those educators who coordinate assessment for divisions of student affairs. The organization seeks to create an atmosphere where leaders can share and advance conversations related to creating division assessment infrastructure, supporting assessment projects, and documenting student learning as it relates to the academic mission.

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