Whether you are new to assessment or very adept with the process, this visual walks you through important decisions to make when conducting assessment and the steps to follow. When you are ready to begin your assessment, please complete the Assessment Plan Form as best as you can.  A member of the Student Affairs Assessment Working Group will review the form and be in touch to support your data collection needs.  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Student Affairs Research, Assessment, and Planning with questions or for assistance.

Defining Assessment Purpose

  • Have you identified your Operational of Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Questions?
    • NO: Review the Operational and Student Learning Outcomes Guide or Request a Consultation
    • YES: Go to Select Method of Assessment

Select Method of Assessment

  • Does data already exist that could answer your assessment
      • Something else
        • Would you like Research and Assessment’s help with your assessment?
          • No
          • Yes
          • Submit an Assessment Plan Form
            • Wait for a response from Research and Assessment with instructions for your next steps
      • Baseline survey or rubric
        • Do you have a CampusLabs Baseline user ID?
          • No: Request access
          • Yes:
  • Will you be using a Baseline survey or rubric
    • Rubric
    • Survey
      • Is this a new project or a copy of a previously used Baseline project?
        • Copy
          • Has the purpose, context or scope of the project changed?
            • Yes
          • Are you evaluating an event OR measuring operational or student learning outcome?
            • Evaluation
              • Submit your program evaluation directly to CampusLabs
              • Please review the Program Evaluation Resource Guide and Examples, and consult with the Assessment Committee as needed.
              • Go to NEXT STEPS
            • Student learning program or outcome(s)
              • Complete an Assessment Plan Form
              • Wait 3–5 business days for us to review your request
              • Receive confirmation from Research and Assessment to proceed
              • Do you have access to the contact information for your sample?
                • No
                • Yes
                  • Submit your project to CampusLabs
                  • Wait 4–5 business days for CampusLabs to process your request
                  • CampusLabs will communicate with you as needed while they prepare and build your project
                  • You will receive an email link from CampusLabs to PREVIEW your project
                  • Proofread the preview carefully and communicate with CampusLabs to make any necessary modifications to your project
                  • The survey is administered when you send the “Final Survey Project Link” to your participants
                  • Congratulation! The assessment cycle doesn’t end here. Please read our resources on interpreting your findings, closing the loop, and beyond
              • Go to NEXT STEPS
            • I’m not sure
            • No
              • Contact Us to let us know you are resubmitting a project request
        • New
          • Are you evaluating an event OR measuring operational or student learning outcome?
            • Evaluation
              • Submit your program evaluation directly to CampusLabs
              • Please review the Program Evaluation Resource Guide and Examples, and consult with the Assessment Committee as needed.
              • Go to NEXT STEPS
            • Student learning program or outcome(s)
              • Complete an Assessment Plan Form
              • Wait 3–5 business days for us to review your request
              • Receive confirmation from Research and Assessment to proceed
              • Do you have access to the contact information for your sample?

 

Next Steps

  • Wait 4–5 business days for CampusLabs to process your request
  • CampusLabs will communicate with you as needed while they prepare and build your project
  • You will receive an email link from CampusLabs to PREVIEW your project
  • Proofread the preview carefully and communicate with CampusLabs to make any necessary modifications to your project
  • The survey is administered when you send the “Final Survey Project Link” to your participants
  • Congratulation! The assessment cycle doesn’t end here. Please read our resources on interpreting your findings, closing the loop, and beyond

Research and Assessment Flowchart