The College at Brockport will be hosted the 3rd Annual Western New York Enrollment Management/Student Affairs Assessment Consortium on Wednesday June 26th, 2013. Stay tuned to this website for the 2014 date!
Michael W. Wischnowski, Ph.D.
Dean of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. School of Education and
EdD Program in Executive Leadership
St. John Fisher College
|9:00 am||Check In: Seymour College Union Lobby|
|9:30 am||Welcome: Seymour College Union Ballroom West|
|9:45 am||Keynote: Dr. Michael Wischnowski: Seymour College Union Ballroom West|
Divisional Showcases: The following showcases will illustrate and provide examples of how divisional leadership has motivated, trained, and/or organized an assessment program at the divisional level.
The Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Student Affairs Division works diligently to advance the assessment culture on campus while serving as active partners in intentionally advancing student learning. Consistent with the SCCC Strategic Plan, the Student Affairs Division engages in a five-year assessment plan, built around a four-step program review process.
This session will provide an overview of the program review process that includes: self-study, campus review, external review and departmental action plan with recommendations. In addition, the presenters will describe the collaborative planning process that has aligned the work within Student Affairs with the academic mission for the collective purpose of:
|12:00 pm||Lunch: Seymour College Union Ballroom East|
Departmental Showcases: The following showcases will illustrate how specific departments manage and utilize assessment at the department/office level.
Formalized assessment of what we do as counselors, programs, and institutions is the name of the game. Developing a culture of assessment is difficult, confusing and often generates real resistance. As higher education professionals, we are challenged to embrace a culture of assessment to improve our services to our student populations. The assessment process and structure at the College at Brockport will be presented as a rubric for change at other institutions. Key areas covered will include;
Additional topics will address the following; how does the assessment process impact EOP counselors, how do you foster a culture of assessment in programs, divisions and/or institutions, how do you translate what EOP counselors do into assessable learning outcomes, and do KPI’s, benchmarks, and dashboards have any value in opportunity programs? This model while originally designed for Opportunity Programs is very applicable to other divisions and individuals in higher education.
Two years ago the University at Buffalo instituted a three-tiered alcohol and other drug intervention program for students who violate substance-related policies on campus. This new intervention required training of para/professionals to refer students to one of three available interventions based on a risk assessment screening. The goal of this process was to intervene with students based on their usage (low-risk to high-risk), not on policy violation recidivism, which may or may not be indicative of severity of substance use.
The systematic referral system, combined with consistent intervention programs, allowed instructors to collect data on who was being referred, knowledge obtained from the intervention, student satisfaction and level of usage three months post-intervention. This showcase will explore the evolution of this intervention program, best practices learned from the data and how to use this knowledge to refine the program in the future.
In 2008 Genesee Community College created a five year assessment cycle that encompassed all administrative units of the College. Beginning in 2009 a minimum of five units per year began to assess their operations following the -- Plan – Act --- Assess – React -- model, using customized linked Excel workbooks to track progress over several years.
Assessment Plans and Progress Reports have clearly demonstrated that administrative units are using assessment results to enhance and inform the planning process. Over the five-year cycle 7 areas of Student and Enrollment Services have been or are being assessed for effectiveness ~ Admissions, Athletics, Center for Academic Progress, Career Center, Child Care, Counseling, and Financial Aid (assessment results from departments in BOLD will be shared during this showcase).
This session will showcase how UB Career Services presently uses assessment to understand the student experience with their services. We will share how data informs our decision-making, innovation, and future directions. Specifically, the presentation will focus on how the counseling team uses effective assessment practices to enhance their offerings, availability and services to students.
CampusLabs Coaching - Union Lounge
For those assessment conference goers who have a campus-specific question or just prefer the personal touch, sign up for a 1-on-1 assessment coaching session with Melissa Wright, M.A. and Mary Odden, M.S., Assistant Directors for Assessment Programs at Campus Labs. You will have the option sign up at the beginning of the day for a 15 minute conversation on any topic, ranging from assessment planning to reporting and sharing your assessment results (and everything in between)!
Are you comfortable administering assessments, but find it difficult to take that final step and interpret and/or report on the results? You are not alone: “Closing the Loop” is one of the most commonly missed steps in the assessment cycle, but also one of the most important. This session will provide practical strategies for interpreting and reporting assessment findings. Participants will leave with concrete tips on how to “close the loop” on their campus and also gain insight into the promising reporting and sharing practices of other campuses in the U.S.
|3:30 pm||Closing: Seymour College Union Ballroom West|
The WNY Assessment Consortium Planning Team is proud to be working with NASPA Region II and CampusLabs in the planning and implementation of this year's consortium.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Matt Barone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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