Analytics and Assessment
Focus of the Analytics and Assessment office
The Student Affairs Strategic Initiatives and Operations (SASI) Analytics and Assessment office is a resource that provides strategic analytics and meaningful assessment within and across Student Affairs departments. The goal of the department is to provide information that enhances the student experience and improves student success. To that end, we provide a range of analyses from students’ first contact with the university through their entire career:
- operational reports, such as targeted population outreach lists, cohort academic and demographic profiles, and program participation data
- assessment of resource use, student opinion and satisfaction, student learning and development, and campus climate
- evaluation of program and divisional effectiveness related to student retention and academic performance and progress
Analytics and Assessment team
Assessment is important to each department of Student Affairs and the assessment team helps lead efforts to better understand how our services and programs are working, what is successful, and what needs improvement.
A collaborative, consultative approach is foundational to the Analytics and Assessment office. Thus, the team works closely with staff across the division and, at times, with staff and faculty across the university to identify and measure outcomes, provide training, refine analytical techniques/methods, and engage in the application of findings to improve practice, policy, services, and programs.
The assessment team works to align departmental goals with the division and university strategic plans to ensure progress in achieving those goals while charting future directions to improve programs and achieve success.