“Closing the loop” (i.e., using, reporting, and sharing results) is a great practice to get staff and student buy-in with the assessment process, improve assessment practices, and learn from one another. This webinar examines the theoretical strategies for “closing the loop,” including traditional and informal methods of using, reporting, and representing data. Join three Campus Labs member campuses report on how they interpret, use, share, and report on their assessment findings on their campuses.

Guest presenters:

Mariel Pagán is the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Activities at Seton Hall University. She has worked in Student Affairs for 10 years, in the areas of Residence Life, Greek Life, and Student Activities. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Rider University. When Mariel transitioned into her current role, the Board of Regents had just instituted a student activities fee. With this new budget, Mariel was charged with not only changing the rules but completely changing the game of the student activities on campus. Through a combination of clever marketing strategies and intentional assessment, there has been a documented change in the campus culture and increased satisfaction level with student activities at SHU.

Dr. Adam Peck serves as Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University. Among his “other duties as assigned” he oversees assessment for the Division of University Affairs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Drama from Lewis University, his master’s degree in Interpersonal Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he also taught Interpersonal Communication. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Educational Administration.

Ashli Grabau is currently the University of Missouri Department of Student Life Coordinator for Assessment (2007 – present). In this position, she coordinates department-wide assessment initiatives including campus-wide surveys, supports over 18 offices in developing and implementing annual assessment plans, facilitates department and office strategic plan development and program reviews, and chairs the Student Life Assessment Advisory Committee. In addition, she serves as the chair for the Student Affairs Division Assessment Committee. Through her work over the past five years she has gained experience in coordinating assessment efforts across various Student Affairs areas and has served as the lead facilitator for the division-wide learning outcomes assessment initiative. Prior to her current position, she was the Assistant Director of Student Life at DePaul University and was responsible for assessment for the office and served on the division assessment committee. She has her master’s degree (M.ED.) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri (1999) and a bachelor’ of arts degree (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Missouri (1997).

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