Assess & Profess Feedback Needed
Focus group participants needed to access the Leadership @ Duke Guidebook.
UCAE Leadership Development and Social Action is looking for students to give feedback in hopes of assessing the effectiveness and accessibility of the Leadership @ Duke Guidebook. You can view the Guidebook online via this link: http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ucae/leadership#node-‐2267 In collaboration with the Office of Assessment, we will be conducting focus groups in January/February 2013. We aim to utilize the feedback from these focus groups to enhance the Guidebook for production in 2013-‐2014. We are looking to convene students who have had contact with the Guidebook (i.e. distributed to as an individual or within a group) or have accessed a leadership program or experience via the Guidebook. In addition to these students, we will be looking for students who have not yet connected with the Guidebook. Please help direct us to any students who may be interested in participating in these focus groups. Please contact us via email with questions and/or names of students who are willing to participate: Janicanne Shane at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2012 Office of Assessment and Professional Development, Student Affairs Duke University
In This Edition Feedback Needed…….…….1 Soup and Scoop……………..1 Congratulations……………..2 Special Holiday Message...2 What We’re Reading………2 Current Assessments……..3 Calendar…………………..……4 Contact Us……………….…….5
“The important question is not how assessment is defined, but whether assessment information is used…” -‐
Palomba & Banta
A&PD Hosts Soup and Scoop Come join the Office of Assessment and Professional Development for a bowl of warm soup while learning the latest scoop on what’s going on in the Department of Student Affairs. The office would like to invite its colleagues to this lunch opportunity where each person will have a chance to share current projects, issues, and developments within the division. Vennessa Walker, a consultant for Baseline at CampusLabs, will also be in attendance. Event Date: Monday, December 10, 2012 and Tuesday, December 11,2012 Event Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm Event Location: 201 Flowers
Congratulations! Deona Hatley attended the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Housing Officers conference (GLACUHO), which was the former region she was involved in before moving to North Carolina and joined the staff here at Duke University. Her presentation (title listed below) received a GLACUHO top 10 programming award. Presentation Title: "Do you see what we see...COLOR?". "Do you know what we know...RECRUIT?". "Do you hear what we hear...RETAIN?". "Do you know who we are...WOMEN OF COLOR?"
If you would like to share your accomplishments in the January edition of Assess & Profess, email Austina White at email@example.com by January 1st, 2013.
What We’re Reading
The Staff in The Office of Assessment and Professional Development would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays. Our office looks forward to working with you in the new year..
Why Don’t Our Students Respond? Understanding Declining Participation in Survey Research Among College Students By: William K. Tschepikow Overview: Published in the November 2012 issue of the Journal of Student Affairs Research Practice, this study , through qualitative research, examines the factors that lead to higher student participation in surveys conducted at higher education institutions. For a Link to the Full Text PDF of the Study, Click on the Icon to the right.
Current Assessments The Office of Assessment and Professional Development is currently working with the departments listed below on assessment projects. For questions about any of the studies listed below or if you have an assessment project that you are interested in beginning, please contact our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Life Jewish Life: Immersive Experience Pre-‐Survey, Immersive Experience Post-‐Survey, Jewish Life Leadership Experiences Survey Center for Multicultural Affairs: Organic Chemistry Learning Community Survey Women’s Center: PACT Survey Dean of Students Parent and Family Programs: Family Weekend Survey Career Center Senior Employment Pulse Survey Office of Vice President Off-‐Campus Residency Assessment (GIS) Housing, Dining and Residence Life EBI Survey NACUFS Survey
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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities & Assessments Today’s College Student: Cultural Insights for Better Integration When: December 4th, 2012 (3:00pm – 4:30pm) Where: Griffith Board Room Instructors: Peter Briggs, Director, Office of International Studies and Scholars at Michigan State University Jayme Harpring, PhD, Adjunct Instructor and Research Associate at Florida State University Yenbo Wu, Associate Vice President, International Programs, San Francisco State University
Measuring Student Learning: Creating Direct Assessments When: December 11, 2012 (2:00pm – 3:30pm) Where: Griffith Board Room Instructor: Michael N. Christakis, PhD, Assistant Vice President for Student Success, University of Albany
Other Important Dates to Note December 8 – 10: Undergraduate Reading Period December 11: Final Exams Begin December 16: Final Examinations End January 9: Spring Semester Begins
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Soup and Scoop The Office of Assessment and Professional Development will be hosting Soup and Scoop: an opportunity for staff members of The Division of Student Affairs to share information about projects they are working on, issues, and trends. More information can be found on page 1 regarding this event. When: December 10 & 11, 2012 (12:00pm to 1:00pm) Location: 201 Flowers
Office of Assessment and Professional Development Of Student Affairs Division Duke University Stephanie Helms-‐Pickett, Director Email: Stephanie.email@example.com Phone: (919) 684 -‐ 4582 Cole Taylor, Assistant Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (919) 684 -‐ 4286 For More Updates and News, Like Our Facebook Page!
The December edition of Assess and Profess by the Office of Assessment and Professional Development at Duke University.