Student Affairs Assessment
Student Affairs supports student learning, engagement and development at APSU. The division engages in ongoing assessment to examine effectiveness of programs, student learning and improve services and experiences for students. Assessment in the division is coordinated by the director of Student Affairs Programs and Assessment, and is accomplished through the coordinated efforts of the Student Affairs A (Assessment) Team. Assessment guided by the chair and the Team works to develop program, department and student learning outcomes, coordinates and schedules assessment activities, and makes recommendations on assessment related issues. Assessment results are used to improve student experiences, support, learning and engagement.
Assessment initiatives in the division examine outcomes and results, student and patron needs, student and patron satisfaction, engagement with departments and departmental services and programs, use of facilities, hours of operation, benchmarking and more. Both qualitative and quantitative strategies are used.
The Office of Student Affairs Programs and Assessment hosts workshops and development opportunities to support staff development on assessment and related topics such as CAS, utilizing software, beginning assessment, assessment methods, etc. Please contact the department to utilize these resources or if you have questions. The director is always available for consultations. In the 2018 academic year, over 50 individual consultations were completed. The director will meet with you to discuss your assessment efforts and address questions. Contact the office at email@example.com, or call (931) 221-6570.
2018 Division Assessment Highlights
- 100% of students who participated in the GovsLEAD Certificate program demonstrated knowledge of the five components of emotional intelligence.
- 90% of student respondents indicated the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center’s technology program helped them be more successful in coursework, and nearly 100% of respondents indicated the program alleviated financial burden for them.
- 79% (n=911) of students who completed Accommodations Information Management Training in the Office of Disability Services independently completed their accommodations request in the spring, up from 38% (n=466) from the fall.
- All Climbing Wall student staff in University Recreation were able to fingerspell five words in a “pop quiz” after learning American Sign Language alphabet and basic conversation starters.
- 100% of students attending the Not All About Tacos Workshop on Nicaragua learned at least two historical, cultural or food facts about the country.
- 75% of student participants accurately identified both soft and hard skills after a Career Services presentation on “how to sell your strengths”.
- 96% of student respondents who completed at least three counseling sessions indicated the services provided by Student Counseling Services supported their overall academic success.
- Following Student Publications journalism ethics training, 100% of student newspaper staff applied the appropriate ethical response to a real-world journalism incident.
- 100% of students who completed the Student Conduct and Case Management suicide prevention training identified at least two warning signs of suicide.
- After connecting with the Military Student Center staff, 100% of students surveyed indicated they learned about VA information, texts and tech for Vets programs, and financial aid and scholarship information.
- 81% of students who completed a service learning course through the Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement connected course content to everyday life.
- Nearly 100% of Panhellenic recruits indicated they understood the financial responsibilities of membership of the organization they were joining, and all respondents indicated the information was very important.
Student Affairs Programs and Assessment provides leadership and education that builds capacity and empowers staff members across the division to develop assessment and meaningful evaluation to support engagement, services, and learning for students.