U-M Strategy IV: Services Support
Student Life Objective:
Increase Student Life’s capacity in assessment for continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives.
- Implement strategic and consistent assessment of existing and pilot Student Life programs and services.
- Invest in building staff capacity to meet current demands for evaluation and assessment support for Student Life.
- Build a culture of assessment and continuous improvement practices across Student Life.
- Support the assessment of Student Life’s DE&I Plan.
2016/17 - Pilot Focus: Basic Inventory
2017/18 - Pilot Focus: Capacity-Building
2018/19 - Capacity-Building Staff Training & Development
Seek additional resources, as needed
Sponsor: Simone Himbeault Taylor , AVP
Strategic Planning and Operations Lead: Amanda Karel, OVPSL Assessment Lead
Strategic Lead Team with Action Teams (cross-unit)
Measures of Success
Core Student Learning Outcomes Measures:
Data about consistent assessment of Student Learning Outcomes across Student Life programming with strategic and intentional educational purposes. [Planned Indicators: Number of Student Life units participating in student learning outcomes assessment; Number of programs assessed; Division-wide results of the standardized, 24-item pre/post test]
Data on Assessment Team membership. [Planned Indicators: Staffing levels (temporary and volunteer); Distribution of volunteers across Student Life]
Number of professional development opportunities regarding assessment provided to Student Life staff. [Planned Indicators: Number of professional development opportunities provided; Participant headcount; Student Life departmental representation]
Data about participant satisfaction in professional development opportunities. [Planned Indicators: Quantitative and qualitative responses about program logistics, facilitator effectiveness, and content delivery/program structure; perceptions of the programs’ value and effectiveness]
Data about sustainable assessment practices. [Planned Indicators: Finalized documentation of data collection processes; Number of new systems for division-wide assessment support processes; Usage data for division-wide assessment support processes].
Data about the dissemination of results from data collection and analyses. [Number of collaborations on the reporting of Student Life’s DE&I Plan’s assessment findings with DE&I strategic lead teams to Student Life leadership; Number of reports created for units regarding assessment results; Number of reports and presentations about university-wide and/or division-wide data].