Mission | What We Do

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The Office of University Life Assessment serves the Division of University Life by promoting a culture of evidence and providing staff with the tools and resources needed to demonstrate the impact of the division’s work and to improve organizational effectiveness. In pursuit of this mission, UL Assessment champions the use of evidence-based planning and decision-making and provides leadership, coordination, coaching, training and support for division and unit-level assessment, research, and retention activities.

What We Do

∎  Manage assessment activities across the division (e.g., learning and program/operational goals and outcomes)

∎ Support UL units by consulting on:

  • assessment project design
  • assessment implementation
  • data analysis
  • data visualization and reporting
  • data-informed decision-making

∎ Manage administration and institutional coordination of large-scale survey projects and assessment initiatives

∎ Maintain central locations for assessment data that can be easily accessed and updated across the division:

  • Tk20: Annual Assessment Planning; SACSOC Accreditation
  • Blackboard: Student Employee Rubric; Program Review

∎ Ensure divisional compliance with institutional assessment reporting and data security requirements

∎ Develop and maintain the division’s key performance indicator dashboards

∎ Advance division’s research goals and interests

∎ Provide support for divisional and institutional retention and student success efforts

∎ Provide training to develop expertise in carrying out assessment

For more information about what we do, see SERVICES.