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The 2021 Student Affairs Outstanding Assessment Award promotes a culture of assessment within Student Affairs through recognition of exemplary assessment projects.
Recognized projects will demonstrate clarity of purpose, methods/metrics, results, incorporation of results, and dissemination of results to stakeholders and/or actions taken as a result of conducting the project.
Nomination deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (CST)
Student Affairs Recognition of Outstanding Assessment Projects
Criteria for Evaluating Nominations
1) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (possible points: 3; character limit: 4,500)
- Provides a concise description of assessment
2) PURPOSE/GOALS (possible points: 3 per question - 6 maximum; character limit: 3,000)
- 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) METHODS (possible points: 3 per question - 6 maximum; character limit: 3,000)
- Are the methods clearly described? Include why the methods were chosen.
- Are the measures or instrument included in the suplementary material?
4) PRIMARY RESULTS and INTERPRETATION (possible points: 3 per question - 6 maximum; character limit: 3,000)
- 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; character limit: 3,000)
- How are the results disseminated?
- 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, 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)