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Thank you for visiting the assessment pages for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois! In a time a limited resources and calls for accountability and returns on investments, it is necessary for Student Affairs to take the lead in creating and sustaining a culture of robust, ongoing, and even peer-reviewed research, assessment, and evaluation. The work we do in Student Affairs shapes the academic, social, personal, cultural, career, health, and spiritual development and success of our students, and have such a lasting impact on the campus and, indeed, in our larger society, that our efforts need to be documented and our stories need to be told through our assessment plans and outcomes.
These pages have multiple purposes. First, explaining our philosophical approaches to assessment and the collegial values that anchor our work. Second, telling our stories through completed assessment projects which may also shape and inform practice within the fields of student affairs and higher education in general. Lastly, a location of resources for anyone to use to improve their assessment knowledge and skills or conduct assessment projects of all sizes. Through rigorous, collaborative, and strategic plan-driven assessment, Student Affairs at Illinois will demonstrate its value and contributions to the land-grant mission and strategic plan of the university and will showcase the expertise of our staff.
Student Affairs Research Approval
In an effort to reduce survey fatigue, all surveys; studies; assessments; evaluations; or research of any type involving University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) students, are to be registered with the Office of the Dean of Students through the SARA process.
Data Request Form
You can request data from previous research studies, surveys, or assessment projects.
The Student Affairs Assessment Committee is responsible for building a capacity for assessment and developing a culture of evidence across Student Affairs.
Assessment Resources at Illinois
The Office of the Provost has multiple resources to help you with assessment on campus, including templates, definitions, tools, and contacts.