Are you a curious person? The Assessment Committee explores big and small questions about the impact of our work. We provide learning opportunities for folks to improve their understanding of assessment, research & evaluation, assist with the development of a training curriculum, and support assessment initiatives across RyersonSA.
Chair, Estefania Toledo
Resources from the Assessment & Evaluation Committee
CampusLabs (aka Baseline) Trainings
- Monday, February 12th at 11:00am EST – Baseline Reporting Tools (SLC 453)
- Tuesday, February 13th at 1:00pm EST – Formative Assessment and the Student Response System (SLC 453)
- Wednesday, February 21st at 2:00pm EST – Rubrics Methodology and the Baseline Rubrics Tool (SLC 453)
- Thursday, March 1st at 11:00am EST – Assessment Methods in Baseline (SLC 515)
Assessment Committee Lunch and Learn: Creating a Road Map to Find Your Impact on Students
How can we shift our thinking in Student Affairs from ‘what we do’, to ‘what’s different in our students and communities as a result of the what we do’? Articulating outcomes at program and service, team, divisional and institutional levels, is an effective approach to show how student affairs professionals impact the value students gain through postsecondary education. In this session, we’ll discuss the current higher education climate and context, and multilevel outcome mapping approaches to creating a road map that demonstrates your impact on students.
Bio: Rick Ezekiel is the Interim Senior Director Student Experience at Western University. Rick’s graduate training included quantitative and qualitative research, and he has worked extensively in student affairs assessment. Passionate about using data to maximize and communicate our impact in student affairs, Rick is a self-professed data / assessment nerd.
November 15, 2017 at 1pm – Designing Surveys (SLC 516)
There are many surveys used in student affairs assessment. What is less common is that we create intentionally designed survey tools that provide practical, reliable, data that inform us about student needs and influence our practice. Join Rick and Jeff on a 1-hour journey designed to help you intentionally design surveys and maximize the impact of data you collect.
January 17, 2018 at 1pm– Things About Assessment That Might Surprise You (SLC 515)
As assessment becomes a cornerstone of our work in student affairs, more professionals are taking the lead on integrating assessment strategies into their existing programs. You may be surprised to learn how simple, manageable adjustments to your everyday work can result in more meaningful ways to demonstrate student learning. Explore new techniques and leave with tangible resources to help you identify realistic ways to more confidently implement assessment practices in your role.
January 2018 – Panel on Decolonizing Assessment
Join our panel as they discuss the process of decolonizing assessment practices. Through the discussion, we will explore how assessment practices reinforce colonization and how we can start to decolonize our data and evaluation practices. Bring your questions!
February 14, 2018 at 1pm – Data Stories & Sharing Your Data (SLC 515)
Now that you’ve collected your data, what do you do with it? Join us in this webinar, where Lesley D’Souza and Adam Kuhn talk about storytelling and discuss how to share your data. They’ll talk about the three elements of data storytelling and how you can bring them together to help close the assessment loop and make real change in your community!
March 21, 2018 at 1pm – Senior Student Affairs Officers Panel on Assessment (SLC 515)
Join us in this webinar to hear from Senior Student Affairs Officers from across Canada as they discuss assessment.