The Data-Driven Student Affairs Enterprise

Strategies and Best Practices for Instilling a Culture of Accountability

Topics: Administrative Dashboards, Data Driven University, Administration and Finance, Academic Dashboards, Academic Support Programs, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Student Learning Outcomes, Assessment

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By reading this study, members will learn to:

  • Align student affairs priorities with university goals
  • Streamline assessment efforts across the division
  • Build a culture of accountability in student affairs
  • Create an effective assessment infrastructure
  • Leverage data to drive change

Executive Summary

Student affairs leaders invest considerable resources in conducting and organizing assessment efforts within their divisions. The primary aim of these initiatives is to demonstrate the impact of student affairs work on student learning, a goal which has increased in importance as higher education institutions face growing calls for accountability and rising pressure to demonstrate a return on investment. Yet, many leaders are frustrated by their inability to gather meaningful data that leads to actionable results.

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