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Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs MOOC

If you are new to coordinating assessment, looking to build your assessment competencies, or just looking for a topical refresh, this course explores core concepts of assessment coordination, providing resources and consideration in your practice. Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs is a free, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that gives you access to assessment insights with a Student Affairs focus.

The curriculum is self-paced and provides participants the opportunity to:

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

Registration is now open through April 10

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What is a MOOC?

Massive Open Online Courses, popularly known as MOOCs, are noncredit, student-interaction-based programs that provide educational access to the public at no cost. They are typically less immersive than credit courses you would find at a university, offering more generalized content that is meant to provide you with a breadth of understanding across the subject matter. MOOCs feature instructor-driven content with a heavy emphasis on student participation. This student-to-student communication creates knowledge and discoveries that enrich the course with a social aspect and shared experiences.

Developed by Student Affairs Assessment Leaders:

National Louis University is proud to deliver access to this course developed by Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL). SAAL's main goal is to provide opportunity for discussion, aimed at improving the work of those educators who coordinate assessment for divisions of student affairs. The organization seeks to create an atmosphere where leaders can share and advance conversations related to creating division assessment infrastructure, supporting assessment projects, and documenting student learning as it relates to the academic mission.

Curriculum

Your level of participation is completely up to you, as there are no formal, time-bound assignments. The Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs free online course is divided into eight modules formatted to address seven learning outcomes and an opportunity to connect concepts from across the course. The course is completely self-paced! You can move through all of the modules to complete the course in full, or pick and choose which individual modules most interest you, and complete only those. While the course is self-paced, the instructors will move through the content one week at a time. Accordingly, students who work ahead or join modules late may not have as much active opportunity to engage with peer students or the instructors.

The eight modules of this course include:

  • Assessment Foundations for Effective Practice
  • Assessment Planning
  • Coaching and Consulting
  • Aligning Assessment with Institutional Priorities
  • Critical Approaches and Mindsets
  • Using Data to Inform Decisions
  • Culture of Assessment
  • Connecting Concepts to Advance Student Affairs Assessment
  • Students who wish to be recognized for completing activities and other projects can receive a Statement of Accomplishment based on a minimum level of competencies achieved.

Faculty

Joe Levy

Joe Levy is the Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation 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, Ph.D., is an Academic Coach at Northcentral University. Ben has a B.A. in Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Sociology from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University.

Emily Langdon

Emily Langdon is the Coordinator of Assessment, Research and Evaluation for the Division of Student Affairs at U.C. Merced. She earned her B.A. in International Relations from U.C. 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.

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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