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SL Annual Report 16-17

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A Focus on Assessment
GOAL AREA 6: ASSESSMENT
6.1:   Incorporate program evaluation and the UMD Student Learning Outcomes into divisional assessment efforts.

6.2:   Link assessment efforts to the Student Life and UMD Strategic Plans.

6.3:   Provide leadership and professional development opportunities to staff to foster a culture of assessment and continuous improvement.
In this year's Student Life Annual Report, we zoom in 
to see how assessment is working to improve 
the Divisioand our support for students. 
Alumni
Relations 
Assessment:
Budgets &
Personnel
Career & Internship Services
Dining
Services 
What was learned: 
Analysis of the process to hire student employees
459 student employees were hired - the process was timeconsuming and inefficient
What happened as a result: 
  • Increased the number of staff who can work with students in the hiring process
  • Created a set schedule where more than one student could complete the process in a group setting
Assessment:
What was learned: 
Tracked attendance and costs of expanded alumni affinity group programming
What happened as a result:
The strategy of more frequent small affinity events drew in greater overall alumni event participation compared to the model of 3-4 large events each year. It was also more cost effective.
Affinity group programming will be expanded
Assessment:
What was learned: 
Students and employers completed Job Fair evaluations
Students were interested in a spring technical job fair on campus
What happened as a result: 
  • CIS collaborated with the UMD Society of Women Engineers to offer the first spring STEM Job and Internship Fair
  • Attendance: 36 employers and 318 students
Disability
Resources 
Diversity &
Inclusion
Health
Services
Housing & Residence 
Life
Assessment:
Assessment
What was learned: 
What was learned: 
Tracked attendance for the annual Health Education Health Check in order to assess new strategies to incease attendance
Students who use disability services completed a survey that collected feedback on the process for establishing accommodations
What happened as a result: 
Attendance (250) increase in excess of the stated goal (200)
What happened as a result:
The majority (83%) of students were satisfied with the process and 12% indicated the process was "fair".
The new strategies will be used going forward: Bulldog Update notice, posters, campus announcement, faculty notifications.
In order to increase satisfaction with the process to establish accommodations, and online system was developed in 17-18 for implementation in Fall 2018.
Assessment:
What was learned: 
Tracked the number of contract terminations after instituting the "Reality Check" program
What happened as a result: 
Contract terminations 2015-2016: 25 (pre)
Contract terminations 2016-2017: 3 (post)
The effectiveness of the "Reality Check" program was verified for motivating students to change their behavior and avoid contract termination
Kirby
Student 
Center 
RSOP
Student Conduct & 
Conflict
Resolution
Sustainability 
Assessment
Assessment:
What was learned: 
What was learned: 
Research to learn KSC's brand promise to student employees, students and the campus community
NASPA Campus Recreation Benchmark Survey - comparing the 2014 and 2016 results
Shifts were noticed in peak hour use (increase of 20%) and in interest in outdoor/adventure programs
What happened as a result: 
What happened as a result:
19 common themes were identified
The shifts in survey results were used to inform staffing and program decisions for 2017-2018
Staff related the 19 themes to 6 areas within Kirby
Assessment
What was learned: 
Student learning was assessed in 5 categories (understanding impact of behavior, connection to personal values, decision-making, effect on community, and plans for future behavior
Generally, students performed well, but a desire to improve outcomes was identified
What happened as a result:
An administrative meeting guide was created to ensure consistent discussion of student learning, staff also completed training on motivational interviewing techniques
Transportation
& Parking
Services 
UMD
Stores
Assessment
What was learned: 
Began tracking student savings on the Direct Bill Digital course materials program
Students saved
  • $600,000 over the price of a printed new textbook + online access code
  • $180,000 over price of Ebook + online access code
What happened as a result:
Staff will work with faculty to increase the number of courses in the Direct Bill Digital program
Assessment:
What was learned: 
Tracked available spaces in maroon and white parking lots for a week in both the spring and fall semesters
What happened as a result: 
Maroon and white lots were operating at at an effective threshold (between 85% - 93%)
The current ratios of permits vs spaces was verified for maroon and white lots.
Want to know more?
There is an in-depth annual report for each of the Student Life areas above. Visit the UMD Student Life website to read those annual reports and learn much more about each department's assessment efforts.

http://www.d.umn.edu/student-life/about/strategic-planning/departmental-plans
Reach out to us
Office of Student Life
University of Minnesota Duluth
245 Kirby Plaza
218.726.8501