Do you struggle to engage your student staff or club leaders in assessing their programs? Acquire tools to effectively articulate the value of assessment to student leaders and demonstrate that conducting assessment can be fun and easy! Explore various “quick assessment” methods and discover the practical application of each. See how University of Alaska Anchorage student leaders have integrated assessment into their programming process and have used graffiti boards, mobile iPod surveys, and more to capture student learning and success.
Whitney Brown is the Coordinator of Student Affairs Research, Assessment & Staff Development at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) where she provides leadership in fueling a culture of evidence-based decision-making within Student Affairs through assessment activities at the divisional level, empowers departmental level assessment through staff training in assessment methodologies and research design, and coordinates professional development programs for staff division-wide. Whitney also serves as the Chair of the 14 member Student Affairs Assessment Team (A-Team). Prior to joining UAA, Whitney served as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Student Success at the University at Albany where she was instrumental in developing a student learning outcomes framework for the Student Learning Project, developing the Assessment Education Professional Development Program, and compiling the Division’s Annual Briefing Book. She has presented at numerous student affairs and assessment conferences, including seven NASPA Conferences, on the topics of qualitative data, direct assessment measures, assessment training, learning in the co-curricular, and student learning outcomes. Whitney received her Master in Public Administration from the University at Albany.