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Assess &   Profess   Dr.  Moneta’s     Charge  

In a  recent  Assessment  Alliance  Meeting,  Dr.   Larry  Moneta  shared  four  charges  to  those  in   the  Division  related  to  assessment.      

1. Proliferation of  Assessment  –  Throughout  the  semester  students  are   asked  to  complete  a  variety  of  assessment.  When  deciding  to  reach  out   to  students  for  data,  remember  to  keep  the  quality  of  the  survey  high.   Also,  the  more  students  are  surveyed  the  less  willing  they  will  be  to     continue  to  participate  in  assessment.  When  possible,  work  with  other   departments  to  create  assessments,  allowing  the  Division  to   consolidate  and  not  bombard  students  with  excessive  amounts  of   surveys.     2. Use  What’s  Available  –  There  are  various  departments  within  Student   Affairs  that  have  gathered  data  throughout  the  past  couple  of  years.   Before  beginning  a  new  assessment  project,  explore  what  data  has   already  been  collected  and  see  if  it  can  be  used  towards  your  project.     3. Distribute  Your  Findings  –  Communication  of  data  is  an  essential  part   of  assessment.  Share  your  findings  with  your  colleagues  not  only  in   your  department,  but  also  throughout  the  Division.     4. Consider  National  Instruments  –  Before  creating  a  new  assessment,   look  for  national  standards  and  instruments  that  already  exist.  Many   professional  organizations  within  Student  Affairs  have  available   resources.    

Now On  Tour…   DukeGroups  and   Baseline  

November 2012   Office  of  Assessment  and   Professional  Development,   Student  Affairs   Duke  University  

In This Edition Dr. Moneta’s  Charge……….1     Now  On  Tour…………………1     Assessment  Alliance     Welcomes   New  Members……………….2     What  We’re  Reading………2     Congratulations……………..2     Upcoming  Professional   Development  Events  ..……3     A&PD  Introduces  New   Assessment  Process………4     Research  Spotlight………..5     Meet  Our  New  Graduate   Assistants……………………..6     Contact  Us…………………….8  

UCAE and  A&PD  teamed  up  to  offer  hour  long  roadshows   throughout  the  Division  to  share  an  exciting  new  initiative,  Duke   Groups  and  Baseline,  two  products  now  available  to  the  Division   as  members  of  Campus  Labs.          

DukeGroups is  the  most  efficient  way  to  manage  student  organization  directories  and  student   involvement.  In  turn,  this  database  will  and  can  be  used  to  assess  their  student  involvement.  In  the  future   we  would  like  DukeGroups  to  become  a  one  stop  shop  servicing  all  student  organization  needs  including   but  not  limited  to:  creating  and  posting  events;  reserving  space;  recommending  events  and  organizations   for  students;  centralizing  communication  for  members;  producing  involvement  records;  and  serving  as  a   portal  for  students  to  reflect  and  detail  their  leadership  experiences.  For  additional  information  about   DukeGroups,  please  contact  the  UCAE  office  or  visit  dukegroups.com.       Baseline  is  the  Division  of  Student  Affairs'  adopted  tool  for  the  collection  of  assessment  data.    Many  of  the   features  of  Baseline  are  similar  to  other  tools  such  as  Qualtrics,  however,  Baseline  allows  us  awareness  of   all  the  data  that  is  being  collected  across  the  Division  in  real  time.    Further,  as  a  member  campus  we  have   access  to  national  data,  benchmarking,  project  sharing,  instrument  development  and  rubrics.    For   additional  information  on  Baseline,  please  contact  the  A&PD  office.  


The Assessment Alliance Welcomes New Members The Assessment  Alliance  is  pleased  to  welcome  its  new   members  for  the  2012-­‐2013  year!     Sarah  Loge,  Campus  Life   John  Collison,  Career  Center   Jenni  Davidson,  Housing,  Dining  and  Residence  Life   Tim  Bounds,  Resource  Administration       For  the  remaining  Assessment  Alliance  members  ,  as  well   as  to  learn  about  the  business  of  the  Alliance,  please  visit   online  at     http://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ra/assessment#node-­‐ 1665    

What We’re Reading Big Questions,  Worthy  Dreams:  Mentoring  Emerging   Adults  in  their  Search  for  Meaning,  Purpose,  and  Faith   Author:    Sharon  Daloz  Parks     Leveraging  Student  Engagement  for  Student  and   Institutional  Success   Author:  Gavin  W.  Henning   Publication:  About  Campus  -­‐  September/October  2012  

Congratulations Andrea Becker  (RC  on  East),  Jenni   Davidson  (PC  on  West),  and  Tyrone   Jean  (RC  on  East)  presented  a  program   entitled  "Assessment  on  a  small  scale:   Making  data  work  for  you"  at  both   the  North  Carolina  Housing  Officers   and  North  Carolina  College  Personnel   Association  Conferences   recently.    Their  program  was  named   "best  of  session"  at  NCCPA!    We  are   proud  of  their  efforts  to  collaborate   with  one  another  and  neighboring  NC   institutions.     Emily  Baker,  RC  for  Crowell  &   Wannamaker  Quads  has  been  elected   as  the  New  Professionals   Representative  for  the  North  Carolina   Housing  Officers  Association.    Emily   will  serve  in  this  role  for  two  years   where  she  will  be  responsible  for   coordinating  new  professional   gatherings  as  well  as  writing  a   newsletter  for  NCHO.             If  you  would  like  to  share  your   accomplishments  in  the  December   edition  of  Assess  &  Profess,  email   Austina  White  at   austina.white@duke.edu  by  November   23rd.    


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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  

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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:  Co-­‐Curricular   Student  Mapping     When:  November  13,  2012  (2:00pm  –  3:30pm)     Where:  201  Flowers     Instructor:  D.  John  Oaks,  PhD  (Center  for  the   Study  of  Student  Life,  The  Ohio  State   University)    

“As Duke’s  student   population  becomes   increasingly  diverse,  the   webinar  again   underscored  the  need  for   us  to  look  at  cultural   experiences  and  campus   climate  issues  holistically   and  globally.    We  as  an   institution  not  only  need   to  look  outward,  but  also   inward  in  improving  all   students'  experiences.  “     Li-­‐Chen    Chin,     Director  of  Intercultural   Programs,  on  the  October   Workshops  “Strategic   Diversity  Leadership:   Inspiring  Change  and   Transformation  in  Higher   Education.”  


A&PD Introduces  A   New  Process    

A&PD has  a  new  process  for  the  creation  of  assessment   projects.  The  following  chart  provides  an  outline  of   how  to  go  from  project  idea  to  implementation.    For   additional  information,  please  contact  the  A&PD  Office.        


Research Spotlight        

   

Project Name: Leadership Educator’s Collaborative Project Contact: Deborah Hackney

The Leadership  Development  and  Social  Action  team  of  UCAE  announces  the  Duke  University   Leadership  Educator’s  Collaborative.  Members  of  this  group  include  those  who  teach  or  facilitate   leadership  learning  across  Duke  University  through  curricular  and  co-­‐curricular  pursuits  in  order   to  advance  undergraduate  student  leadership  development  on  campus  and  beyond.       Purposes  of  the  group  include:  to  contribute  to  deeper  leadership  learning  and  practice  through   teaching,  learning,  reflection  and  assessment;  to  explore  partnerships   that  enhance  the  practice  of  leadership  on  campus,   including  an  interdisciplinary  campus-­‐wide   comprehensive  leadership  program;  to  be  teachers   and  learners,  sharing  resources  and  seeking   connections  across  curricular  and  co-­‐curricular   leadership  learning  and  experiences  on  campus.       Burning  Questions  on  the  agenda  of  this  group:  What   are  best  practices  of  leadership  learning  on  campus?   How  do  we  know  the  greater  impact  of  leadership   learning  on  campus?  What  partnerships  do  we  see   among  this  membership?  How  do  we  reach  students   across  experiences  (marketing  and  messaging)?     For  more  information  about  the  Leadership  Educator’s   Collaborative  Project  contact  Deborah  Hackney  at:   debh@duke.edu     If  you  are  interested  in  possibly  starting  a  research  process  complete  the  Initial  Discussion  Form   located  on  the  A&PD  website.          

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Meet Our New Graduate Assistants

The Office  of  Assessment  and  Professional   Development  is  pleased  to  welcome  our  new   graduate  assistants.  Read  below  to  learn  more   about  each  of  our  new  additions.      

Gilbert Ngerano

Where are  you  from?   Kiambere  Village,  Kenya     Where  are  you  completing  your  graduate  program?   University  of  North  Carolina  at  Greensboro  (UNC-­‐G)   Department:  Educational  Research  Methodology  (ERM)   Major:  Educational  Research,  Measurement  &  Evaluation     Where  did  you  receive  your  undergraduate  degree?    Kenyatta  University  (KU)  in  Nairobi-­‐Kenya   Major:  Geography       Describe  y our  role/responsibilities  w ith  the  department    To  provide  support  for  assigned  activities  both  administrative  and     project-­‐based,  to  pre-­‐test  created  measurement  instruments  and     analyze  their  quality  in  terms  of  validity  and  reliability  and  to  complete   statistical  analysis  of  data  and  help  prepare  reports.       What  do  you  hope  to  accomplish  w ith  this  position?     To  gain  real  life  experience  with  research  and  to  integrate  class/work  experiences  into   solving  and  understanding  research  problems  in  a  typical  w orld  situation.       What  is  a  quote  that  you  live  by?     “The  roots  o f  education  are  bitter,  but  the  fruit  is  sweet.”  -­‐  Aristotle  

Sam Watson

Where are  you  from?   I  am  from  Black  Mountain,  N.C.       Where  are  you  completing  your  graduate  program?   I  am  completing  my  Masters  of  Science  in  Educational  Psychology  at  North   Carolina  State  University.     Where  did  you  receive  your  undergraduate  degree?   I  did  my  undergraduate  study  in  English  for  Secondary  Education,  and   Experiential  Education  at  Appalachian  State  University.     Describe  y our  role/responsibilities  w ith  the  department   As  the  assistant  to  Stephanie  Helms-­‐Pickett  and  Cole  Taylor,  I  exist  to  do  their   bidding!    Otherwise,  my  particular  role  involves  facilitating  assessment   design,  coordination,  and  calibration  within  the  Student  Affairs  office.       What  do  you  hope  to  accomplish  w ith  this  position?   I  hope  to  broaden  my  understanding  of  the  roles  assessment  can  play   within  daily  o perations  and  how  it  can  be  used  to  d evelop  better,  faster,   stronger  programming.     What  is  a  quote  that  you  live  by?   “There  is  a  universal  law  for  the  conservation  of  joy  and  pain:  Shared  pain  is   lessened,  shared  joy  increased.”    -­‐    Spider  Robinson     What  is  a  random/funny  fact  about  you?   I  talk  to  myself  in  three  languages  when  I’m  caught  up  in  a  project.  


Samantha McClellan Where are  you  from?   As  a  military  child  I  moved  around  a  lot;  however,  I  eventually  settled  in   Blacksburg  Virginia;  a  small  town  in  Southwest  Virginia  and  the  proud  home  of   Virginia  Tech.       Where  are  you  completing  your  graduate  program?   NC  State  University.  I  am  w orking  on  my  M.Ed.  in  Clinical  Mental  Health   Counseling  and  Counselor  Education.     Where  did  you  receive  your  undergraduate  degree?   I  received  my  undergraduate  degree  from  Virginia  Tech  in  Human  Development   and  Professional  Helping  Skills.       Describe  y our  role/responsibilities  w ith  the  department   I  am  working  with  Stephanie  (Helms-­‐Pickett)  to  input  data  and  research   information  relating  to  the  professional  development  needs  and  opportunities  of     the  student  affairs  staff  here  at  Duke.   What  do  you  hope  to  accomplish  w ith  this  position?   I  am  really  hoping  to  learn  a  lot  about  assessment  and  gauging  student  and  faculty   needs.    I  have  spent  most  o f  the  past  few  years  working  with  adults  and  children  on   a  one  to  one  basis  helping  them  to  meet  various  needs,  however,  now  I  am   interested  in  taking  a  step  back  and  looking  more  at  population  needs  and  w ays  to   address  them  on  a  larger  scale.  I  am  excited  about  the  countless  learning   opportunities  that  this  position  offers.   What  is  a  quote  that  you  live  by?   “Stand  before  the  people  you  fear  and  speak  your  mind-­‐  even  if  your  voice  shakes.”  –  Maggie  Kuhn     What  is  a  random/funny  fact  about  yourself?   I  have  a  photography  business  so  I  enjoy  taking  pictures  o f  just  about  everything,  however  I  can  often  be  seen     randomly  taking  pictures  of  food  for  no  particular  reason  other  than  the  fact  that  I  think  that  it  is  pretty.        

Austina White

Where are  you  from?   Elizabeth  City,  North  Carolina  

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Where  are  you  completing  your  graduate  program?   I’m  working  on  my  Masters  in  Instructional  Technology  at  NCSU.       Where  did  you  receive  your  undergraduate  degree?    I  received  by  bachelors  degree  in  Business  and  Marketing  Education  from  ECU.       Describe  y our  role/responsibilities  w ith  the  department   I'll  be  w orking  on  a  variety  of  projects,  mostly  technology  related,  including  creating  a   monthly  department  newsletter,  developing  online  training  modules,  helping  to     market  department  events  and  improving  office  communications       What  do  you  hope  to  accomplish  with  this  position?   My  goal  is  to  increase  the  "digital"  presence  of  the  office  so  that  the  office  can  better   communicate  with  and  assist  employees  in  the  student  affairs  department.       What  is  a  quote  that  you  live  by?   "Work  for  a  cause,  not  for  applause.  Live  life  to  express,  not  to  impress.  Don't  strive  to   make  your  presence  noticed,  just  make  your  absence  felt."  –  author  unknown.     What  is  a  random/funny  fact  about  you?   I'm  extremely  addicted  to  Pinterest!  I  have  over  15  boards  w ith  ideas  for  recipes,  DIY  projects,  etc.  that  I  like  to  try   out  d uring  my  free  time.  Sometimes  my  projects  even  come  out  the  way  they  are  suppose  to!  


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 - November Edition  

Assess and Profess is the monthly newsletter of the Office of Assessment and Professional Development within the Division of Student Affairs...

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