Fair to showcase assessment efforts

The campus community is invited to display the results of individual and departmental assessment efforts aimed at improving student success at the fifth annual Assessment Fair, beginning at 4 p.m. April 18 in the University Union Kaibab room.

More than 40 presenters from dozens of departments across campus are expected to display posters of their assessment projects, including the findings of student satisfaction surveys, retention studies, student learning outcomes, teaching effectiveness and other such activities.

“The fair helps people recognize the value of assessment, giving them ownership of the process and how they can apply it to their own programs,” said Mary Radkiewicz, graduate assistant for assessment for Student Affairs and member of the committee planning the fair. She called the showcase a way to demonstrate how assessment is being used across campus to improve student learning, gauge student satisfaction, evaluate student services and otherwise contribute to work at the university.

“It demonstrates a commitment to being effective and acknowledges that improvement and change are ongoing in anything we do,” she added.

Those who would like to display their assessment activities at the fair should submit an abstract onlineabout their project by March 15. View abstracts from last year’s fair online.

For information, e-mail Margot.Saltonstall@nau.edu or Jeane.Spada-Allgood@nau.edu.