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Assessment - Timeline

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Student Affairs Assessment Timeline Highlights

Highlights are updated annually.


Complete Student Affairs Timeline Highlights - PDF Version

Yearly highlights:

2011

November, 2011

Interviewed for two dissertations on best practices in assessment

 

 

October, 2011

Report from NW Association regarding accreditation status and commendations:  Student Affairs received commendation for work on assessment of student learning.

 

 

September, 2011

Released OSU Perspective 9 (1)

 

 

August, 2011

Complete individualized training on Compliance Assist for all units/departments

 

 

July, 2011

Began responsibility for Strategic Planning for Division and writing and assembling annual Highlights Report to the Provost for the Division

 

 

July, 2011

Office name and responsibility change:  Student Affairs Research, Evaluation, and Planning

 

 

July, 2011

Individual training meetings with departments and units on use of Compliance Assist software

 

 

July, 2011

Began training and development for new software, Compliance Assist to document assessment plans, reports, and strategic planning, and annual reports

 

 

June, 2011

Completed and presented retention study conducted by GTA Terence Merritt.

 

 

June, 2011

Administer CIRP at summer START programs

 

 

May, 2011

Completed and presented strategic planning study conducted by GTA Mum Mattison

 

 

May, 2011

Made offer and hired Maureen Cochran as first coordinator for research and evaluation to begin in July, 2011

 

 

May, 2011

Rebecca Sanderson selected as Teagle Assessment Scholar

 

 

May, 2011

Released OSU Perspective 8 (3)

 

 

April, 2011

NW Association for Schools and Colleges Accreditation Site Visit, Student Affairs given commendation in oral report for work on assessment  of student learning.

 

 

April, 2011

Interviewing for Coordinator for Student Affairs Research and Evaluation

 

 

March, 2011

Complete Writing Consortium Report and BCSSE-NSSE special report

 

 

February, 2011

Approval to search for new position, Coordinator for Student Affairs Research and Evaluation

 

 

January, 2011

Writing and Editing student support services section for NW Accreditation Self-Study report

2010

    December, 2010

    Release of National Survey of Student Engagement  2010 OSU Findings, Student Affairs Research Report 02-10

    November, 2010

    Participated with the Student Affairs Leadership Team in a full-day presentation by the Education Advisory Board on Aligning Co-Curricular Initiatives with Learning Outcomes

    November, 2010

    Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 8(1)

    October, 2010

    Consultation with Student Affairs Assessment Council at Seattle University on how to implement assessment in student affairs

    September, 2010

    Delivered workshops to Academic Affairs and International Programs service units (September, October, and November) and served as consultant in their assessment work

    September, 2010

    Added two additional graduate assistants to the SARE Office.  Both are working on special projects for the year

    September, 2010

    Assessment Plans and Reports submitted and reviewed by Assessment Council Teams

    September, 2010

    Release of Cultural Knowledge and Effectiveness Rubric by Student Affairs Assessment Council

    June, July, August, 2010

    Preparation of portion of self-study report for NW Association for Colleges and Universities accreditation site visit scheduled for April, 2011

    July, August, 2010

    Subgroup of Assessment Council Refines Cultural Knowledge and Effectiveness Rubric

    June, 2010

    Annual Assessment Council Retreat-agenda—what have we learned about diversity education over the last year and how can we use this?  Developed draft of Cultural Knowledge and Effectiveness Rubric and assigned to sub-committee to refine and present back to Council

    May, 2010

    30-hour educational seminar on difference, power, and discrimination as culminating experience for Assessment Council membership following a year-long study of diversity and multicultural education

    May, 2010

    Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 7(3)

    May, 2010

    Part of OSU team to attend Retention Conference in Baltimore with Kate Peterson, Susie Brubaker-Cole, and Janet Nishihara

    April, 2010

    Consultation with Boise State University on developing an assessment culture in student affairs

    March, 2010

    Presented on assessment to Oregon College and Suicide Prevention Project participants


    February, 2010
    Release of the report on the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement-2009 OSU Results
    February, 2010 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 7 (2)
    January, 2010 Assessment Reports and Plans due for those units who are on the January rotation. Reports and plans are reviewed by Student Affairs Assessment Committee members and feedback is provided

2009


    November, 2009
    Posted BCSSE Advisor reports so that academic advisors could access this and use in information in the advising process
    November, 2009 Invited to present at the Oregon University System Symposium on data related to retention of students of color
    October, 2009 Public Policy graduate student internship with Student Affairs Research and Evaluation to work with BCSSE data and other information on incoming first year students to develop retention model
    October, 2009 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 7 (1)
    July, 2009 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 6 (3)
    June, 2009 Several Assessment Council members invited to present at the annual NASPA International Assessment and Retention Conference, New Orleans, LA http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/docs/SteppingIntoAssessment-2009.pdf
    June, 2009 Annual Student Affairs Assessment Council Retreat and Planning Meeting-Agenda for the year: Multicultural education, curriculum and assessment
    June, 2009 Release of Diversity, Multiculturalism,and Inclusivity Survey-OSU Results
    June, 2009 Administer the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement to START students all summer
    June, 2009 Joint meeting with the Student Affairs Assessment Council and the Student Affairs Leadership Team using the White Paper as a stimulus for conversation about continued assessment and the need for Division-wide goals and assessment of those goals
    May, 2009 Release of White Paper: Why Do Assessment? Authored by the Student Affairs Assessment Council
    May, 2009 Invited to participate in AAC&U VALUE project rubric testing meeting, Portland, OR
    February, 2009 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 6 (2)
    January, 2009 Assessment Plans and Reports on the January cycle are due. Assessment Council committees review all reports submitted and provide feedback. Reports due on Student Voice so they are transparent and can be viewed by others in student affairs who are responsible for departmental assessment work

2008

    November, 2008 Invited pre-conference workshop on assessment for enrollment management personnel at the annual PACRAO meeting
    November, 2008 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 6 (1)
    September, 2008 Assessment Plans and Reports on the September cycle are due. Assessment Council committees review all reports submitted and provide feedback. Reports due on Student Voice so they are transparent and can be viewed by others in student affairs who are responsible for departmental assessment work
    September, 2008 Increased staff by one graduate assistant to support the Student Affairs assessment efforts and increased office space by one more office
    June, 2008 Invited presentation for pre-conference workshop with two Assessment Council members for the NASPA International Assessment and Retention Conference, Arizona
    June, 2008 Annual Student Affairs Assessment Council Retreat and Planning Meeting-agenda-setting for the next year and review and reflection on work from the current year. Focus of year-development of assessment white paper
    May, 2008 Invited Presentation for NASPA Drive-In Conference at Idaho State on Assessment
    May, 2008 Invited to AAC&U General Education Institute, Minneapolis, MN to serve on OSU team. Introduced to VALUE project and was able to involve several OSU Assessment Council Members in that project.
    April, 2008 Leading Assessment in the Division of Student Affairs,Community College Leadership Program Instruction
    April, 2008 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 5 (1)
    April, 2008 3-Part consultation with Student Affairs at Central Oregon Community College on Development of an Assessment Culture
    February, 2008 Development of an Assessment Culture presentation for PAC10 Student Affairs Deans Meeting
    January, 2008 Student Affairs Division with Eduventures, Inc. launches study on Student Success of OSU Students of Color
    January, 2008 OSU Student Affairs Assessment Council initiates use of Student Voice software including assessment plan management software
    January, 2008 Assessment plans and reports from all Student Affairs units and departments are due to the Student Affairs Assessment Council for review

2007


    October, 2007
    Student Affairs Division with Eduventures, Inc. launches study on Learning Outside the Classroom with consortium of other colleges and universities across the country
    September, 2007 Student Affairs Departments/Unit may elect to have plans/reports reviewed in either September or January. September plans and reports due to the Student Affairs Assessment Council
    Fall, 2007 Student Affairs Assessment Council subcommittee investigates software options for managing assessment plans electronically and makes recommendations to VP for Student Affairs
    June, 2007 Five members of the Student Affairs Assessment Council present half-day pre-conference workshop on Assessment Methods and Processes: Case Studies from a Division of Student Affairs at the 2007 NASPA International Assessment and Retention Conference, St. Louis, MO
    June, 2007 Student Affairs Assessment Council Retreat: Development of a NEW Rubric for Assessing Assessment Plans and Reports and Reflection and Conversation about what we are learning and what we yet need to learn. Work groups established for Council projects for the year.
    Summer, 2007 Survey (Entering Student Survey) developed by Student Affairs Assessment Council and collaborators from academic units administered to incoming first year students
    April, 2007 Released OSU results on the 2006 CIRP Freshman Survey
    March, 2007 Members of the Student Affairs Assessment Council consult with representatives from City University of Hong Kong on assessment of student learning in student affairs
    Winter, 2007 University Assessment Council stopped meeting and disbanded
    March, 2007 Released OSU results of the 2006 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership
    Winter Term, 2007 Student Affairs Assessment Council provides written feedback and consultation with units about their plan and reports
    January, 2007 Assessment plans and reports from Student Affairs units are due for review by the Student Affairs Assessment Council

2006


    December, 2006
    Tuesdays with Assessment: What Information is available from the Office of Institutional Research and the on-line IRIIS system?
    December, 2006 Tuesdays with Assessment: Half-day work session in computer lab for anyone who wanted to receive help on developing an assessment plan or any part of the plan/report
    November, 2006 Tuesdays with Assessment: The Joy of Managing Data and Making Meaning of It
    November, 2006 Tuesdays with Assessment: Reporting Your Information to Tell a Data-Driven Story
    October, 2006 Assessment Council Sponsors Workshop series: Tuesdays with Assessment begins. First workshop: Finding the Keys to Data Warehouse
    June, 2006 Invited half-day pre-conference workshop presented by three SA Assessment Council members on Getting Started in Assessing Student Learning in Student Affairs at the 2006 NASPA International Assessment and Retention Conference, Phoenix, AZ
    June, 2006 Released OSU results of 2005 FSSE
    June, 2006 Annual Student Affairs Assessment Council Retreat and Planning meeting
    June, 2006 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 4 (2)
    May, 2006 Workshop for Student Affairs and Assessment Council: Social Identity and Its Implications for Learning Inside and Outside of the classroom and Ethnographic Study in Collegiate Practice by Alicia Chavez and Florence Guido-Di Brito
    April, 2006 Dr. George Kuh provides workshops and presentations to OSU student affairs and general audiences about the characteristics of highly engaging institutions based upon the NSSE research.
    March, 2006 Released OSU results for 2005 NSSE
    Spring, 2006 Student Affairs Assessment language from 2003 adopted by University Assessment Council with some revisions to be used university-wide
    Spring, 2006 OSU selected to participate in the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership sponsored by the University of Maryland-College Park
    Winter, 2006 SA Assessment Council reviews plans and provides feedback to departments
    January, 2006 Departmental Assessment Plans due to the SA Assessment Council for review (due annually)

2005

    October, 2005 Presentation of Student Affairs Division-wide learning goals by SA Assessment Council at the annual fall division meeting entitled Learning in Student Affairs
    Fall, 2005 Director of Student Affairs Research and Evaluation begins interim position as Director of Institutional Research
    June, 2005 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 3 (3)
    June, 2005 First meeting of the University Assessment Council
    June, 2005 Student Affairs Assessment Council Retreat-Purpose to develop division-wide learning goals and a structure for implementation
    June-August, 2005 Administration of the 2005 CIRP at summer START
    May, 2005 Dr. Lori Vogelgesang provides information to the campus and the Student Affairs Assessment Council on the research she is conducting at the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA
    April, 2005 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 3 (2)
    March, 2005 University Assessment Council established with Student Affairs representation
    March, 2005 Release of 2004 CIRP freshman survey results
    February/March, 2005 Workshops (4) on Assessment Methodology conducted in Student Affairs
    February/May, 2005 Administration of the 2005 NSSE and the 2005 FSSE-College of Health and Human Sciences partners to over sample their students on the NSSE
    January, 2005 Student Affairs Departments' Assessment Plans (with revisions if needed) are due to the Assessment Council
    January, 2005 Student Affairs Assessment Council begins to review departmental assessment plans and provide feedback to departments and to the Council on the status of these plans
    January, 2005 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 3 (1)

2004

    December, 2004 Released 2004 NSSE results for OSU
    November, 2004 OSU Symposium on Student Learning and Assessment-planned, hosted, sponsored by the Student Affairs Assessment Council-open to all faculty and staff at Oregon State University
    September, 2004 Reports of Assessment Plans and Use of Data to Inform Decisions Due in Annual Report
    Summer, 2004 Participate in the CIRP Freshman Survey-increased return rate to over 90%
    June, 2004 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 2 (4)
    May, 2004 Work with Learning Agenda determined following NC State Symposium/set up summer agenda and fall training
    April, 2004 Workshop 4-Assessment Planning-Use of Matrices and Rubrics
    April, 2004 Departmental Assessment Plans due-feedback provided via rubric
    April, 2004 Student Affairs division/departments send a team of 12 to NC State Symposium and Invited half day seminar
    March, 2004 Workshop 3-Assessment Planning-Methods of Measurement-open to all SA departments
    February, 2004 Participated in NSSE and over sampled students of color
    February, 2004 Release of OSU Perspective Newsletter - Volume 2 (3)
    February, 2004 Release OSU results on 2003 FSSE pilot survey
    February, 2004 Workshop 2-Assessment Planning-Outcomes--open to all SA departments
    January, 2004 Workshop 1-Assessment Planning-Mission/Goals-open to all SA departments

2003

2002


    November, 2002
    SA Assessment Web Site goes live
    http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/assessment
    October, 2002 OSU 2007 Student Experience-Assessment Sub-Committee submits proposal for Assessment Office for OSU
    August, 2002 SA created Office of Student Affairs Research and Evaluation

2001


    May, 2001
    SA Assessment Committee plan sand hosts OSU Assessment Showcase: A one-day on-campus conference presenting multiple methods and processes occurring on OSU campus concerning assessment
    2001-present SA administers university-wide surveys-e.g., CIRP, NSSE and distributes results on campus

2000

    April, 2000 SA Assessment Committee creates 2nd proposal for Director of Assessment for SA
    Throughout 2000 Continues educational efforts concerning assessment for Student Affairs Division

1999

    February, 1999 SA Assessment Committee creates and distributes best practices booklet for assessment in the Division
    February, 1999 SA Assessment Committee brings Dr. Gary Hanson, Assessment Director at U of Texas-Austin for one-day workshop for faculty and staff

1998

    December, 1998 Expectations and Best Practices for Assessment in Student Affairs released
    May, 1998 SA Assessment Committee proposed to VP for Student Affairs establishment of a Director for SA Assessment
    During 1998 Continue educational efforts and design of infrastructure to support advancing assessment in Student Affairs

1997

    1997-1999 SA sends committee members to on-going assessment training conducted by NASPA
    1997-1998 SA Assessment Committee created brochure outlining assessment practices for SA departments

1996

    1996-1997 Assessment Committee meets and consults with units and departments in the Division of Student Affairs to further education about assessment in the division
    Spring, 1996 Creation of Student Affairs Assessment Committee with charge from Vice Provost of Student Affairs
    Spring, 1996 Student Affairs Campus Compact process identified assessment as one of 5 key initiatives for the SA Division

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