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2024 Student Affairs Assessment Conference

11th Annual Student Affairs Assessment Conference: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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Conference slides (requires NU credentials)

Conference Schedule


Event & Location

8:30- 9:00 AM

Continental breakfast available

Louis Room

9:00-9:15 AM


Dr. Rob Aaron, Executive Director of Student Affairs Assessment & Planning

Susan Davis, Vice President of Student Affairs

Louis Room

9:20-9:55 AM

Concurrent Sessions, Round 1

Norris Second Floor

  • “It Feels Like 4%”: Understanding Latinx/e Student Experiences, Locality, and Data Framing
    Claritza Maldonado, Multicultural Student Affairs 
  • An Ounce of Prevention: Measuring the Impact of a "Burnout Balm" Workshop for Graduate/Professional Students
    Dr. Rachael Collins, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Disclosing a Disability During the Internship and Job Search Process
    Jeff Jenkins, Northwestern Career Advancement
  • Non-MLOA Student Supports: Communication and Take-A-Ways
    Bradley Pearson, Student Assistance and Support Services

10:00-10:35 AM

Plenary Session: The Use of Data Triangulation in Strategic Planning for Fraternity & Sorority Life

Louis Room

Keith D. Garcia, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Northwestern University
Dr. Steve Veldkamp, Director, Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research, Penn State University
Dr. Rob Aaron, Executive Director, Student Affairs Assessment & Planning, Northwestern University

10:40-11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions, Round 2

Norris Second Floor

  • Learning from Their Stories: Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Center Indigenous Student Experience at Northwestern
    Aaron Golding, Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Self-Assessment as a Mental Health Intervention: Developing the Mental Health Climate Survey
    Dr. Manisha Rustagi, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Evaluating Second Year Student Development of Self in Relation to the Northwestern Transition Framework
    Taylor Nelson, Office of Student Transition Experiences
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Centering LGBTQIA+ Students’ Sexual Health Education
    AJ Delaire, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Inclusion and Community

11:15-11:30 AM


11:30 AM-12:05 PM

Concurrent Sessions, Round 3

Norris Second Floor

  • Spiritual Yearning: Understanding the Spiritual but Not Religious Student Community at Northwestern University (A Five-Year Longitudinal Study)
    Eric Budzynski, Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Plugged In: Supporting Knight Community Scholars’ Wellness through Connection
    Jesus Galvan, Student Enrichment Services
  • Fraternity Sorority Members Perceptions of Recognition and Achievement
    Cayce Pasko-Stanley, Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Mapping the Undergraduate Journey: A Systematic Literature Review and Northwestern Data Review Project to Define, Identify, and Measure Lower-income Student Experiences in Student Affairs
    Dr. Kelly A. Schaefer, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs 

12:05-12:15 PM


  • Box lunch served

12:15-12:45 PM

Assessment of Tomorrow

Louis Room

  • Amy Huntington, Associate Director, Student Affairs Assessment and Planning
  • Qile Chen, Data Analyst, Student Affairs Assessment and Planning

12:45-1:00 PM


Louis Room

  • Dr. Rob Aaron, Executive Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Planning 

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