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The Assessment Coffee Hour is a seminar that meets throughout the year to highlight assessment projects, foster collaboration, and facilitate discussion about assessment best practices for Student Affairs staff. It provides staff the opportunity to share their findings with each other and learn about assessment-related topics.

Upcoming Presentations

DECEMBER 18, 2018

Using Data to Inform Student Academic Interventions. This presentation will discuss how the TRIO Programs office within the Division of Student Affairs has started to utilize data to determine academic interventions for low-income and first generation students served through the Student Support Services Program. (Presented by Kyle Ethelbah, MPH, Director of TRIO.)

Past Presentations

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Twin goals of assessment are accountability and program improvement. The CAS Standards are an essential tool for performing evaluations on your campus and can help you meet both of those goals. The standards can be used for a variety of evaluations including department review or assessing how a function is implemented across your division. During this session experienced users will provide step-by-step examples regarding how to implement different CAS standards for evaluation. Participants will have an opportunity to apply this process to their own campus and leave with resources to conduct their own CAS self-study. (Webinar "Do It Yourself Program Review Using CAS Standards" -with Martha Glass, Jen Wells)

MARCH 26, 2018

"Assessment versus Research. What is the Difference? Why Does It Matter?" (Webinar presented by NASPA AER KC J. Patrick Biddix, Joseph D. Levy, and Rishi Sriram)

 MARCH 28, 2017

A Close Look at Counseling Center Client Utilization Data.  This presentation will address 10-year and 5-year trends of utilization of Counseling Center services, with a specific focus on how well we are serving underrepresented student groups. (Presented by Lois Huebner, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist and Jake Van Epps, Ph.D., Coordinator of Testing and Assessment.)

JANUARY 31, 2017

National Survey of Student Engagement: With a focus on data related to Student Affairs programs and services (Presented by Stacy Ackerlind, Special Assistant to the VP of Student Affairs, and Director of Assessment Evaluation & Research; and Elizabeth Duszak, Assistant Director Assessment, Evaluation & Research)

DECEMBER 2, 2016

Enrollment Plans: Turning Data into Action (Presented by Mary Parker, Associate Vice President Enrollment Management; and Tim Ebner, University Registrar)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

Where do our graduates go? First Destination Findings (Presented by Career Services: Stan Inman, Director; Kelly Dries, Associate Director; and Eric Bloomquist, Career Coach)

APRIL 20, 2016

Sexual Misconduct at the U: A preliminary look at the Campus Climate Survey (Presented by Lori McDonald, Dean of Students; and Elizabeth Duszak, Assistant Director Assessment, Evaluation & Research)

FEBRUARY 16, 2016

National Student Financial Wellness Study (Presented by Ann House, Coordinator of the Personal Money Management Center; Tiffany Davis, CPFC, IRS Certified Tax Preparer)

JANUARY 26, 2016

Graduating Student Survey: Understanding the Student Experience (Presented by Elizabeth Duszak, Assistant Director; Stacy Ackerlind, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Director; and Emery Vigil, Graduate Assistant, Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation & Research) For an overview, see the Graduating Student Survey Brief.

OCTOBER 27, 2015

The Accreditation Coffee Hour: A Conversation (Presented by Dr. Barbara Snyder, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Dr. Ruth Watkins, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs)

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

University of Utah hosted watch party for the ACPA Presidential Symposium, “Fulfilling Our Promises to Students: Fostering and Demonstrating Student Success.”

APRIL 27, 2015

National College Health Assessment: A look at students' self-reported physical, mental & sexual health (Presented by Kassy Keen, MPH, and Katie Stiel, M.Ed., Center for Student Wellness)

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Assessment? Research? What does IRB have to do with it? (Presented by John Stillman, Director, Institutional Review Board)

NOVEMBER 13, 2014 

Dashboards to Drive Decisions: Critical Steps in Building a Successful Dashboard (Presented by Mark Winter, Director, Institutional Data Management and Visualization)

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Part II: Quantitative Results (Presenters: Stacy Ackerlind and Erika Hill, Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation and Research; Michael Martineau, Office of Budget and Institutional Analysis)

JULY 28, 2014

Qualitative Data and the University of Utah Student Experience (Amy Bergerson, Associate Professor Educational Leadership and Policy)

Last Updated: 11/20/18