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.

Campus Labs is the parent company that manages Baseline, the assessment tool which is used by Student Affairs. Campus Labs provides valuable resources including assessment topic webinars. The live webinars are open to the public and the webinars are now archived so that users may watch them at any time. These archived webinars, FAQs, and other resources are maintained in a support site just for this information. Anyone can visit the support site and have access to many general questions. DSA employees can also access all the material, provided the user has a Baseline account. To create an account, please contact APD.

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.

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