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Session 271: A Collaborative Approach to the Development of a University-wide Alumni Outcomes Assessment: Theory to Practice.

A team of university representatives, including faculty members, researchers, administrators, and an alumni development officer worked with an external consultant to design a uniform, annual assessment grounded in the university’s core values


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The Never Ending Quest for Balance: Graduate Students’ Professional Development Experiences

In an era of rising accountability, retention rates of graduate programs have come under scrutiny and student affairs professionals are being asked to help graduate students at increasing rates. In particular, Graduate Higher Education has done little to assess and understand graduate students' needs and experiences beyond the classroom. We conducted a formative needs assessment using multiple data collection tools and methods to better understand our graduate students, their needs and experiences at a public Carnegie classified Doctoral/Research University in the Rocky Mountain Region and to inform the development of a program we have created called Graduate Student Professional Development. In this study we discuss our program objectives, assessment purpose and process. We discuss how we integrated several data collection methods, describe outcomes, plans for integration across the university system and next steps to support the establishment of a sustainable program grounded in assessment practices and data driven programming decisions


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Eval14 Expanding the evaluation lens: How to include policy assessment in your evaluation

As a result, policies and governance documents are adopted and implemented in typical evaluation contexts, including health, education and human services. These written policies can be a valuable source of data when evaluating large-scale initiatives or assessing complex programs; however, policy assessment is a useful tool often overlooked in evaluation

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Eval12 Poster 168: Evaluating Social Interventions and the Diffusion of STEM Teaching and Learning Materials

Although much is now known about how students learn, little is known about the process by which computer-assisted, cutting-edge teaching and learning materials and practices are diffused and brought into the undergraduate classroom. In May 2010, the American Sociological Association (ASA) launched a new Teaching Resources and Innovations Library of Sociology (TRAILS). In this comparative evaluation of the first year of the diffusion of TRAILS, we ask, how did the use of this new technology diffuse?