New Website Content!
There is a new section on this website in the Assessments tab with new content!
The Assessment Resources and Online Tools sections now include:
Compiled Resources, Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, and Campus Labs.
On the Compiled Resources page you will find a collection of useful resources to help guide you through assessment at every stage. Rather than reinvent the wheel we have compiled a collection of resources from a variety of sources including other universities, assessment focused institutions, and more!
Survey Monkey, Qualtircs, and Campus Labs are all online resources used across Western Washington University and within the Dean of Students Assessment, Training, and Special Projects Unit. These pages will give you an idea of what each resource can do.
As you may have noticed there is a new tab at the top of this website! The Active Surveys tab is a new technique we are trying out as a way to make some of our survey instruments more mobile device friendly as well as more accessible to large volumes of people. This tab will be updated and changed often as we move through projects.
We will be piloting this new technique on a large scale for the upcoming Cultural Competency Speaker Series featuring Kathy Obear.
For more information about Kathy Obear and the upcoming speaker series visit the WWU Equity Forum website here.
You may have noticed that the website looks a bit different. Nothing's been removed, but some things have been relocated to offer maximum visibility to certain features of the site. We hope these changes bring a more streamlined site with easy to find and access information. Your feedback is always welcome! You may direct your comments to the "Feedback" section at the far right of the banner ribbon. Thank you.
Beginning spring quarter of 2016, we will begin to have more scheduled formal trainings on assessment tools like CampusLabs, Qualtrics, and other trainings that we feel are relevant to you and your work.
If you have any requests, please let me know. Additionally, we will begin posting them on this website.
Under future features you will see what we are working on next. Please contact me if you have something to share on this site.
We encourage you to explore this site. Under the tabs along the ribbon you will find drop down menus you can explore. We are continually seeking to improve and bring you information that will help you to know the happenings in the Unit, learn more about new employees to our unit, new roles for current DOS Unit employees, best practices, assessments and reports, and student experiences in leadership positions within our Unit and more.
If you have something you would like posted about your program, your best practices, assessments, training opportunities... please contact Christina Van Wingerden.
There are plenty of new posts, site pages, etc. for you to check out in the new round of updates highlighting the spring quarter edition of the DOS Newsletter, including:
- Best Practices
- Employees of the DOS Unit
- DOS Assessments Calendar
- Student Experiences
Under Employees of the DOS Unit
- Shalini Singh
Under "Best Practices"
- Dr. Joanne DeMark / LEADS peer leadership educator program LeaderCorps
-AS Student Program Assessment (SPAC)
-Support Staff Retreat
-Jamie Hoover on the KUGS training experience
-Teena Thach and Nate Panelo on the 2014 ESC Conference
Under "DOS Assessments Calendar"
- AS/VU/DOS Assessments assorted schedule
Under "Future Features"
- Upcoming posts/topics for the next edition of the DOS Newsletter
Thank you and have a great Spring break!
Each quarter you will receive a summary of what is happening with assessment. This may spark some ideas or needs of your own, and/or give you information about the status of projects you may be aware of.
As you scroll down, you will come upon different topics. You may make comments if you wish, and/or review sections later as this website has a visible archive function.
June to December 2014
AS Board Summer Training
DART sub group meetings
Catharine Vader, Amelia, Casey, Joanne, Greg, Nate, among others in our DOS Unit met to discuss assessments that may cross over between departments to 1) be aware of what others are doing that may be similar work to our own, and 2) to explore ways to support each other in data gathering, assessment, and opportunities for collaboration. These meetings will occur once per quarter.
Departmental Interviews in DOS Unit
Ethnic Student Center Conference
A little about Blog Posts...
This e-news is to bring the DOS Unit together with happenings related to assessment, training, HR news and more....