To cultivate an evidence-based and outcomes-driven culture that leverages data to inform decisions, practice, and the holistic student experience.
Student Affairs Research and Assessment equips the Division of Student Affairs with the resources, skills, and tools necessary to document, measure, examine, and evaluate how our programs and services optimize student learning, produce organizational effectiveness, and facilitate continuous improvement of the student experience. In doing so, we engage our community partners in a collaborative approach to create a positive student experience.
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We support the learning of all Rutgers University-New Brunswick students by
- Informing the campus community about our students and their experiences;
- Developing the capacity of the Division of Student Affairs and other stakeholders to collect, interpret, and communicate evidence to tell our story.
- Providing opportunities for students to engage with research on campus climate;
- Simplifying and demystifying the assessment process; and
- Helping departments align their departmental goals with the University strategic plan
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Staff members maintain and assure the highest of ethical standards, accuracy, and consistency with design, implementation, and usage of data and students’ information. We honor and treat all students’ experiences, views, and identities with respect and free of judgment, and commit to transparency when reporting results.
We believe all members of the Student Affairs community have the capacity to collect, analyze, and interpret data, and it is our responsibility within Student Affairs Research and Assessment to make the research and assessment process accessible to all.
We seek ways to foster engagement of staff and students in the research and assessment process both for the advancement of Student Affairs and university initiatives and professional development.
We are committed to narrating data that depicts the diversity of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and examining how institutional climate is experienced differently among student populations.
Student Affairs Guiding Framework
Are we fulfilling our mission?
Unit Assessment Plans
How do we approach the practice of assessment on the unit level?
Student Affairs Assessment Group
How do we work and learn together on the practice of assessment?
Telling Our Story
How do we share what we learn from the practice of assessment?
Information and Data Needs of Student Affairs
What data does divisional leadership team need to inform decision making?
Student Affairs Strategic Goals and Outcomes
What do we assess?
Internal & External Partnerships
Who do we partner with on the practice of assessment?
Individual and Organizational Assessment Competencies
How do we learn about the practice of assessment?