Assessment Recognition Program

The 2017 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.

The nomination deadline has been EXTENDED! The new deadline is Monday, March 27, 2017.

Download the 2017 Nomination Form (pdf)


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) METHODS (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)