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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   janicanne.shane@duke.edu  or  research@studentaffairs.duke.edu    

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  austina.white@duke.edu  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   research@studentaffairs.duke.edu  

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  

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  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.helms.pickett@duke.edu   Phone:  (919)  684  -­‐  4582     Cole  Taylor,  Assistant  Director   Email:  cole.taylor@duke.edu     Phone:  (919)  684  -­‐  4286         For  More  Updates  and  News,  Like  Our  Facebook  Page!  


Assess and Profess - December Edition  

The December edition of Assess and Profess by the Office of Assessment and Professional Development at Duke University.

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