Assessment Resources

NASPA website -

CAS website -

SACS website -

Principles of Accreditation -

Presentations from Assessment Office -

Office of Institutional Research, Planning, & Effectiveness -


Office of Assessment Links

Defining and Refining Learning Outcomes -

Articulating and Mapping Outcomes in Student Affairs -

Unit Assessment Plan Template -

Improvement Plan Template -
On this page under workshop handouts, titled: Planning Improvement Actions


Office of Assessment Advice

When asked to give advice for new assessment coordinators, Rhonda Waskiewicz replied:
"Whenever I get lost in the minutia of 'Assessment', I try to remind myself that the role of assessment is pretty simple: What do you want to know; what evidence do you need, with whom do you need to share the evidence? Of the three, the first is the most important, and practical. I find that all too often, assessment folk start out with 'How do we collect evidence?', 'What tool or method would be cool to use?' and then work backwards to 'What does this evidence tell us?'"

Rhonda A. Waskiewicz, Ed.D., OTR/L
Wilkes University