Full course description

Course Date:

Feb 5 - Apr 2, 2018


8 weeks


1 hour



Course Type:





Whether you are new to coordinating assessment, looking to build your assessment competencies, or seeking to advance your assessment leadership, this course helps identify and explore core elements, resources, and approaches for consideration in your practice. Applying & Leading Assessment in Student Affairs is a free open course designed to provide engaging activities to build capacity for individuals responsible for coordinating or leading Student Affairs assessment practices for higher education.


The curriculum provides self-paced materials that address seven learning outcomes serving as the framework for the course. This course aims to provide participants the opportunity to

  • Review concepts that contribute to sound assessment practice and a sustainable culture of evidence.
  • Explore and engage in the development of foundational assessment components including planning, articulating goals and outcomes, providing feedback, and more.
  • Identify and practice strategies for guiding assessment efforts across multiple functional areas and building assessment capacity among teams.
  • Discover ways to translate data to a story of student success and a plan for action.

Course is offered by Colorado State University Online in partnership with Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

Course Instructors

Joe Levy

Joe Levy

Joe Levy is the Director of Assessment at National Louis University. He earned his B.A. in English from Baldwin-Wallace College and his M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University.

Benjamin Andrews

Benjamin Andrews

Benjamin Andrews is a Research Analyst with the Center for the Study of Student Life at The Ohio State University. Ben has a B.A. in Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Sociology from The Ohio State University. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Ohio State’s Sociology program.

Emily Langdon

Emily Langdon

Emily Langdon is the Coordinator of Assessment, Research and Evaluation for the Division of Student Affairs at UC Merced. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from UC Davis, her M.Ed. From Colorado State University in College Student Personnel Administration, and her Ph.D. from UCLA in Higher Education and Organizational Change.