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  • Why We Assess | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    on supporting students during their time at Vanderbilt University We want to make sure that we are educating students completely and are leading with excellence In order determine if this is happening we want to incorporate assessment into our various programs and initiatives Assessment provides insights into how we may better achieve our defined student learning objectives It can help shed light on ways of improving our services and student

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  • Assessment cycle | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    a specific program had an impact on student familiarity with a topic you may want to implement a pre post test survey This requires an assessment before your program even takes place something that would not be possible if assessment is left until the end Stage 2 Investigate There are various methods of gathering information through assessment These tools or investigations are things like surveys focus group and individual interviews You want to make sure that you pick the most appropriate format for obtaining answers to your questions which can vary depending on the frequency size and type of program Stage 3 Analyze Once you have conducted an investigation it is important to spend time analyzing the information You want to review your data and determine how it answers your questions and goals Areas to consider are efficacy satisfaction learning outcomes and group differences among students attendees Stage 4 Share Once you have conducted an investigation and analyzed the data it is important to share that information with other partners that may benefit from it How results are disseminated will vary based on your audience This could range from a small summary statement to a detailed report containing graphs and

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  • Types of Assessment | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    ongoing Summative Assessment occurs at the end or summation of an event or service If at the end of your service learning training you ask attendees to describe the difference between domestic and global service learning opportunities this may help you see what the attendees mastered For example you may find that 80 of the attendees could correctly describe the differences between domestic and global service learning opportunities If that was one of your learning outcomes this is a great result that shows your 80 of program attendees mastered this concept However if you find that few students mastered this there is not a whole lot you can do for this group of attendees hence why this is a summative assessment You may take some notes on how to improve your training for future groups but with a summative assessment the current program or project is finished and cannot be changed Direct v Indirect Direct Participant demonstrates learning knowledge For example ask a student to list the mental health resources available on campus They must directly generate this knowledge and show you that yes they can list the various services Indirect Participant s perception of learning For example ask a

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  • Procedures for Conducting Assessment in DOS | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    to Vanderbilt University students Our goal is to minimize the amount of surveys students receive so that they are able to fully and thoughtfully complete the surveys they do receive Programmatic Evaluations Definition A survey sent to attendees participants at the end of an event or program to evaluate satisfaction and effectiveness Submit a Project Request through Baseline and allow 4 5 business days for Campus Labs to build the survey Consider consolidating evaluations For example for a series of lectures send one cumulative evaluation as opposed to an evaluation after each lecture Use the Mass Mailings feature in Baseline to distribute the survey Check out the SIA Quick Reference Guide for more tips Unsolicited Surveys Definition A survey sent to a group of students in an unsolicited fashion For example surveying all undergraduate transfer students Greek students users of the Student Center facilities etc Submit a Project Proposal to Laura Walaszek Dermody for approval This proposal should include Proposed population description and estimated number of students Survey goal s Copy of instrument Intended launch date and timeline Large surveys of this nature must be approved before launching Student Requests DOS and Vanderbilt policy prohibits the distribution of student email

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  • Campus Labs Assessment Platform | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    Campus Labs As such the Office of the Dean of Students has access to assessment resources such as example assessment plans and instruments see Resources below access to a team of Assessment Consultants to assist with aspects of assessment planning and design and access to web based technology for data collection analysis and reporting Get to Baseline http vanderbilt campuslabs com Shared Project Preview assessment projects from over 400 member

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  • Current Projects | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    first year students October November Quality of Life Survey QLS The QLS seeks to understand the undergraduate student experience at Vanderbilt University This internally created survey measures students perceptions of campus life climate and satisfaction across a variety of constructs i e academic experiences residential life mental health and well being etc All undergraduate students December January Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey The Core documents college students attitudes perceptions and opinions about alcohol and drugs Conducted in conjunction with the Core Institute at Southern Illinois University A sample of undergraduate students February Student Leadership Survey SLS The SLS measures students leadership development and experience at Vanderbilt University This internally created survey measures students experiences as a student leader and their knowledge of the PREVAIL leadership principles Undergraduate positional leaders March April Greek Life EBI All undergraduate students in an IFC Panhellenic or NPHC organization April Housing EBI All undergraduate students April Other University Surveys not administered with SIA and DOS Survey Name Description Recipients Time of Year Annual CIRP Freshman Survey Administered by Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group VIRG in conjunction with the Higher Education Research Institute the instrument collects extensive information that allows for a snapshot of what your

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  • Staff Resources | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    tricks to creating a well designed survey Using Baseline A step by step guide that explains how to use Baseline when creating a survey and distributing the survey Trainings and Webinars The Office of Strategic Initiatives and Assessment facilitates several trainings each year Below you can download the Power Points from past trainings Assessment 101 This ACPA video provides a brief overview of assessment in Creating a Culture of Assessment

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  • Staff | SIA | Vanderbilt University
    Assessment in DOS Campus Labs Assessment Platform Current Projects Staff Resources Contact Home About Us Staff Staff About Us Core Responsibilities Staff Pat Helland PhD Associate Dean 615 322 4360 patricia a helland vanderbilt edu Laura Walaszek Dermody PhD Director Research Associate 615 875 8325 laura a walaszek vanderbilt edu Eileen Remley Graduate Assistant eileen remley vanderbilt edu Back Home GO Upcoming Events Recent News View RSS feed The Office

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