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What We Do

The mission of Student Affairs Assessment & Planning is to support data-informed decision-making related to the continuous improvement of programs, service delivery, and campus climate.

Using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Student Affairs Assessment & Planning leverages research techniques to:

The student data that we regularly collect, analyze and report, serves as a guide for many Northwestern University partners in and alongside Student Affairs.

How We Do It

The following diagram shows how our team spends its time in three main areas: assessment, research, and decision support. The corresponding boxes beneath each circle provide examples of each component. 

Student Affairs Assessment and Planning Model