Student Life Assessment
Assessment in Student Life supports the mission of the Division of Student Life by refining our delivery of exceptional service and support to our students.
Assessing our programs allows us to understand our impact on students as well as the quality of their learning. By understanding the quality of student learning from the co-curriculum we can target improvements in our programs.
We believe that effective assessment involves:
- Continuous data gathering
- Continual improvement based on the results of assesstments
- Is process centered
- Is best approached strategically and systematically
- Supports integrated systems
Because of the distinctive environment of Pacific we have designed an open, educational and unifying assessment structure for Student Life. In order to plan our annual assessments and to assess student learning outcomes each Student Life department creates specific assessment plans related to the WASC core competencies and Student Life Values.
Teams carry out the assessment work over the course of the academic year according to a general timeline . The associated Glossary assists in understanding terms used in our dynamic assessment process.