Assessment Plans

What is an assessment plan?

  • Describes, in detail:
    • Each department’s mission, vision, and goals
    • Signature and significant programs and services offered in the Division of Student Affairs
    • Links between departmental efforts and the
      Division’s Mission, Values, and Priorities
    • Assessment efforts employed to examine programs and services
    • Key metrics and measurements used to gauge efficacy

Why do we need a Division-wide assessment plan?

  • We are a big Division
    • Nearly 30 departments
    • Over 50 functional areas
  • No Division-level understanding of all efforts exists
  • A lot of our individual work is similar to others’ work in the Division

Our ability to tell a cohesive story hinges on a clear understanding of what everyone in each department is doing, at least at a high level.


Department Assessment Plan Template (MS Word document)

Completed Department Assessment Plan Template – Multicultural Student Affairs (PDF) (courtesy Denise Williams-Klotz; program-oriented department)

Completed Department Assessment Plan Template – Student Affairs Assessment & Research (PDF) (service-oriented department)