Assessment and Research

Assessment and Professional Development provides one-on-one, team, and departmental consultation for assessment related activities, including:

  • Mission, goal, and outcome development
  • Strategic planning
  • Department and program level assessment projects
  • DSA and university assessment and research projects
  • Support for data collection
  • Student sampling
  • Email lists
  • Using existing university data
  • Assistance with applying for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval.
    If you are interested in conducting IRB approved research, please review the DSA IRB How-To document located in the Assessment Toolkit in the APD SharePoint site and schedule a consultation appointment with APD.
    Related link: Office of Assessment and Evaluation
  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Organizational development consulting

To request consultation on any of these topics, please contact Martha Glass, Senior Director for Assessment and Professional Development, at or 540-231-9786.

Assessment Roundtable

Assessment and Professional Development (APD) coordinates assessment representatives from each department within Student Affairs. Representatives meet monthly at Assessment Roundtable to share information, trouble-shoot assessment projects, report on findings, and learn about relevant and best practices in assessment.

Members of Assessment Roundtable are responsible for leading assessment efforts in their respective departments and managing the assessment cycle for their departments. The assessment cycle includes: annual planning, implementation of the plan, data collection, reporting results, and creating action plans based on findings.

Roundtable meetings are open to all Student Affairs members. For dates and times, please contact Assessment and Professional Development.

Summer Assessment Camp

Assessment and Professional Development offers Student Affairs Summer Assessment Camp, a fun, interactive, assessment training that provides an introduction to assessment, common language, networking, and capacity-building to achieve Student Affairs' and university’s commitment to establishing a culture of continuous improvement. Contact APD for more information about dates.

Goals of Summer Assessment Camp

  • Increase assessment capacity within Student Affairs
  • Develop confident assessment leaders
  • Create an awareness of university resources
  • Build a community of assessment leaders who can foster a culture of assessment.