Student Affairs Professional Development Series Continues with Assessment Symposium
January 10, 2020, @ 10:20 AM
As a continuation of the LVAIC Student Affairs Professional Development series, Lehigh University hosted the LVAIC community at its annual Assessment Symposium on Thursday, January 9, 2020. This half-day event served as an opportunity to share insight and knowledge among higher education professionals regarding student engagement, co-curricular learning, and college student development.
Through a combination of panel discussions, oral presentations, and workshop sessions facilitated by student affairs professionals from across the LVAIC community, higher education staff explored a number of ways to improve the student experience. Four workshops featured topics including Survey Design Basics and Best Practices, Data Visualization Basics for Survey Data, Working with Data in Excel from a Student Affairs Perspective, and Using Qualitative Methodologies to Assess Learning Outcomes. These workshops occurred consecutively and concurrently with presentations.
The program included presentations regarding the following major student affairs assessment topics:
- How to Measure Student Learning Outcomes: Designing Assessments and Utilizing the Data for the Iacocca International Internship Program
- Implementing 360° Reviews with Student Employees
- Late-night, Alcohol-free Programming: An Insight Into Successful Social Change
- Redefining What it Means to Lead
- Student Protest, Student Voice, and Student Conduct: Muhlenberg College’s Approach to Student Questions and Concerns Regarding the Student Conduct System
- The LTS Ramp Up: Student Engagement in an Online Student Orientation
- Today’s Top Leadership Program: Army ROTC
- Tracking Progress Towards American Talent Initiative Goals
- Utilizing Data Driven Approaches to Plan and Implement Student Financial Hardship Initiative
- Who Knows What?: Understanding Undergraduate Learning Through Library Assessment
This range of topics attracted nearly 100 higher education professionals from across the LVAIC community. Presentations were offered by a staff from a range of LVAIC campuses and departments including student engagement, campus ministry, residence life, library, institutional research, community service, student conduct, health and wellness, athletics, international affairs, and multicultural affairs. The day concluded with a panel discussion and lunch with student affairs leadership. This presentation was titled Dimensions of the Student Experience and Opportunities for Collaboration and was presented by Dr. Laurie Gray Evans, Director, Student Support & Case Management Services, Lehigh University, Dr. Jessecae Marsh, Associate Professor of Psychology, Lehigh University, Greg Meyer, Associate Dean of Students, Moravian College, Dr. Christopher Selena, Associate Dean of Advising and Co-Curricular Programs, Lafayette College, and moderated by Dr. David Rubenstein, Executive Director of The Health and Wellness Center, Lehigh University.
These types of presentations and workshops emphasize the collaborative nature of the LVAIC community. As members of the community share their expertise with each other, the LVAIC community maximizes its resources through sharing while furthering the skills and knowledge of the staff within our community. To participate in future programs such as this, visit the professional development page on the LVAIC website.LVAIC Higher Education Leaders Institute Explores Shared Governance, Academic Leadership, Program Development » « LVAIC Concludes 50th Anniversary by Looking Ahead for Higher Education