Assessment Recognition Program

The 2016 Student Affairs Assessment Recognition Program promotes a culture of assessment within the Division of Student Affairs through recognition of exemplary assessment projects from throughout the division.

Recognized projects will demonstrate clarity of purpose, methodology/metrics, results, incorporation of results, and dissemination of results to stakeholders and/or actions taken as a result of conducting the project.

Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2016 award.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, March 31, 2016.


Student Affairs Recognition of Exemplary Assessment Projects:

Criteria for Evaluating Nominations

1)   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (possible points: 3)
•    Provides a concise description of assessment project in 600 words or less

2)   PURPOSE/GOALS (possible points: 3 per question - 6 maximum)
•    Purpose is clearly stated and connected to: professional standards, best practices, another set of guiding principles, internal and/or external benchmarks
•    Addresses strategic goals of campus, Student Affairs, or unit

3)   METHODOLOGY (possible points: 3 per question - 6 maximum)
•    Are the methods clearly described? Include why the methods were chosen.
•    Are the measures or instrument included in the appendix?

4)   PRIMARY RESULTS and INTERPRETATION (possible points: 3 per question - 6 maximum)
•    Do the results address the purpose of assessment?
•    Are the interpretation of results clearly stated?

5)   CONCLUSIONS and FUTURE PLANS (possible points: 3 per question - 6 maximum)
•    How are the results dissemenated?
•    Is it clearly stated how the assessment project will/has inform(ed) future programs, services, best practices and/or assessment projects?

6)   OVERALL QUALITY OF SUBMISSION (possible points: 3)
•    Is the submission well written, focused (three pages or less), comprehensive and specific?

RATING SCALE (highest total possible points:  30)
Each of the criteria will be ranked on a 3-point rating scale of 0-3.
(0=not present; 1=lacks details; 2=some details; 3=very detailed)