Division of Student Affairs Assessment Council (DSA-AC)


The DSA Assessment Council (DSA-AC) promotes and supports student development and learning by providing leadership, oversight and coordination of quality assessment activities for the division. The Assessment Council acts as the liaison between the institution and the division on assessment-related matters. Internally, the council works to sustain and elevate a culture of assessment and evaluation throughout the division by assisting colleagues as they utilize appropriate methodology and promote an all-inclusive assessment strategy.


The DSA Assessment Council sets annual goals based on organizational needs. Broadly stated, the goals for this year are to:

  • Develop and foster assessment capacity across the division 
  • Facilitate the development of student learning outcomes for co-curricular programs and services
  • Develop, disseminate and support communication strategies regarding assessment
  • Enhance the scholarship on the culture of assessment within the division
  • Strategize ways to implement a student-ready division
  • Recommend theoretical frameworks as an empirical foundation for student learning outcomes, evaluations, and surveys
  • Develop a division curriculum and framework for DSA student employees
  • Provide recommendations for sustaining a culture of assessment
  • Serve as support for and reviewers of the inaugural DSA Assessment Poster Symposium to be held on May 28, 2020

Members will be expected to:

  • Act as the primary resource for communication on assessment activities for their unit
  • Assist directors in timely assessment planning and reporting, including departmental assessment plans and other assessment-related tasks
  • Promote assessment development opportunities and encourage participation within their units
  • Serve as the unit resource for assessment methods and reporting tools, i.e., Campus Labs