Student Affairs Assessment

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The Office of Student Affairs Assessment is responsible for coordinating the assessment efforts within the Division of Student Affairs.

Using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, student affairs assessment projects are designed to:

  • Identify student needs
  • Measure student satisfaction
  • Plan for student development
  • Assess student learning outside the classroom
  • Monitor campus climate

The student data that we regularly collect, analyze and report, serves as a resource for many Northwestern University departments, faculty and staff.

Institutional assessment efforts should not be concerned about valuing what can be measured but, instead, about measuring that which is valued.

Banta, Lund, Black & Oblander, 1996