Training Tools

The Office of Student Affairs and the Student Affairs Assessment Committee use a variety of approaches to meet the assessment training needs of division staff.  Contact the [[jfisler, Director of Student Affairs Planning & Assessment]] for more information about any of following initiatives.

  • Members of the assessment committee work in pairs to coach and consult with department directors as they design and execute their annual assessment plans.
  • The assessment committee hosts First Fridays, a monthly assessment program open to all staff.  The program alternates between a presentation or guided discussion on a particular topic (e.g., conducting focus groups, designing rubrics, writing effective outcomes) and "workshopping" sessions where staff can talk and get advice from others about a project they are working on.
  • The Office of Student Affairs maintains a library of assessment materials and resources that division staff are welcome to borrow.  Information is available on all aspects of the assessment process, from writing outcomes and selecting appropriate assessment methods, to using assessment results to guide changes.  There are also resources about the history, theory, and philosophy of assessment for the true enthusiasts.  
Select Resources Available Online
Books & Resources Available in the Student Affairs Office
Title

Assessing for Learning (2nd edition)
Peggy L. Maki
Copyright 2010

Assessing Meaning Making and Self-Authorship: Theory, Research & Application
Marcia B. Baxter Magolda & Patricia M. King
Copyright 2012

Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (2nd edition)
Linda Suskie
Copyright 2009

Assessing Student Learning and Development: A Handbook for Practitioners
Marilee J. Bresciani, Carrie L. Zelna, & James A. Anderson
Copyright 2004

Assessment for Excellence (2nd edition)
Alexander W. Astin & anthony lising antonio
Copyright 2012

Assessment in Student Affairs: A Guide for Practitioners
M. Lee Upcraft & John H. Schuh
Copyright 1996

Assessment Methods in Student Affairs
John H. Schuh & Associates
Copyright 2009

Assessment Reconsidered: Institutional Effectiveness for Student Success
Richard P. Keeling, Andrew F. Wall, Ric Underhile, & Gwendolyn J. Dungy
Copyright 2008

Basics of Qualitative Research (3rd edition)
Juliet Corbin & Anselm Strauss
Copyright 2008

Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs: A Guide for Leaders and Practitioners
Marguerite McGann Culp & Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy
Copyright 2012

CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (8th edition)

Classroom Assessment Techniques (2nd edition)
Thomas A. Angelo & K. Patricia Cross
Copyright 1993

Demonstrating Student Success
Marilee J. Bresciani, Megan Moore Gardner, & Jessica Hickmott
Copyright 2009

Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2nd edition)
Thomas A. Schwandt
Copyright 2001

Educational Research: An Introduction (7th edition)
Meredith D. Gall, Joyce P. Gall, & Walter R. Borg
Copyright 2003

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education (5th edition)
Jack R. Fraenkel & Norman E. Wallen
Copyright 2003

Learning in the Field (2nd edition)
Gretchen B. Rossman & Sharon F. Rallis
Copyright 2003

Learning is Not a Sprint: Assessing and Documenting Student Leader Learning in Cocurricular Involvement
Kathy M. Collins & Darby M. Roberts, Editors
Copyright 2012

Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-wide Focus on the Student Experience
ACPA & NASPA (Richard P. Keeling, Editor)
Copyright 2004

Learning Reconsidered 2: A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-wide Focus on the Student Experience
Richard P. Keeling, Editor
Copyright 2006

Reading and Understanding Multivariate Statistics
Laurence G. Grimm & Paul R. Yarnold
Copyright 1995
Reading and Understanding More Multivariate Statistics
Laurence G. Grimm & Paul R. Yarnold
Copyright 2000
SPSS Survival Manual (4th edition)
Julie Pallant
Copyright 2010
Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation
Sharan B. Merriam
Copyright 2009

Qualitative Research Design
Joseph A. Maxwell
Copyright 2005

Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods (3rd edition)
Michael Quinn Patton
Copyright 2002

Statistical Concepts for the Behavioral Sciences (3rd edition)
Harold O. Kiess
Copyright 2002