Student Life understands that assessment is an iterative feedback process for continuous improvement and that the assessment cycle is an integral part of transformative education.
Assessment provides an ongoing mechanism for challenging tacit assumptions about the effectiveness of our programs and initiatives, identifying conflicting elements within the learning experiences we offer, and assuring student learning outcomes are met. Our approach to assessment involves four key steps:
- Step one is to defineintended learning outcomes. More specifically, what do we want our students to know, do or value as a result of participating in the learning experiences wer offer?
- Step two is to measure the extent to which participants achieve the learning outcomes.
- Step three is to interpret the results to identify areas for improvement.
- Step four is to use the identified areas for improvement to revise programing in order to increase student learning.
Student Life Assessment Plan for Continuous Improvement
Student Life is committed to providing the university community – most importantly, our students – with annual updates on our progress.
We have adopted a three-year assessment cycle to comprehensively assess each learning experience we offer. The assessment projects will measure the extent to which each learning experience meets the intended learning outcomes identified in the operational plan for the respective office.
|Cycle One||Cycle Two|
|Aboriginal Resource Office||Student Supports||Indigenous Education||Cultural Initiatives||Student Supports||Indigenous Education||Cultural Initiatives|
|Blundon Centre||Accessible Education||Student Transitions||Accessibility Awareness||Accessible Education||Student Transitions||Accessibility Awareness|
|Career Development||Employer Engagement||Career Learning Series||Experiential Learning||Employer Engagement||Career Learning Series||Experiential Learning|
|Director’s Office||Thriving Quotient||Multi-Institutional Student of Leadership||National Survey of Student Engagement||Thriving Quotient||Multi-Institutional Student of Leadership||National Survey of Student Engagement|
|International Office||Student Supports||Intercultural & International Initiatives||Outreach||Student Supports||Intercultural Initiatives||Outreach|
|Student Experience Office||New Student Experience||Community Engaged Learning||Leadership Development||New Student Experience||Community Engaged Learning||Leadership Development|
|Student Support & Crisis Management||Student Supports||Student Code of Conduct||Wellbeing Education||Student Supports||Student Code of Conduct||Wellbeing Education|