Our Assessment Efforts
We strive to continuously improve and consistently meet the needs of our students. One way we accomplish this mission is through the assessment of our programs and services. We do this to ensure that we are responding appropriately to students' needs—as these needs change, we need to adapt. We have placed a priority on assessment because we believe it provides insight to us on our areas of strength and also opportunities for growth.
Departmental Assessment Plan
Housing and Residence Life developed a departmental assessment plan to strategically guide assessment efforts each year. While the department engaged in such efforts before, the plan was formally implemented during the 2016-2017 academic year to provide structure, intentionality, and continuity to these important efforts. The current version of the assessment plan can be viewed here.
Annual Assessment Summaries
Using the departmental assessment plan, we report the results of all assessment initiatives at the conclusion of each cycle. With this rich information, we publish an annual assessment summary each year—which provides an overview of each assessment conducted, the results of the assessment, and the recommendations made. These results and recommendations are instrumental as we adjust course in order to best serve our students. View previous years' annual assessment summaries below:
Programming and Engagement Reports
In our residential community, student learning and engagement are pivotal indicators of success for our department. We invest a great deal of staff time to ensure the on-campus housing community offers a robust experience for our students. In order to report on these initiatives, at-a-glance reports highlight departmental educational programs that have advanced student learning. In addition, we share our overall engagement numbers at the conclusion of each year. View programming and engagement reports below:
- Housing & Residence Life Self-Study (coming soon)
- UNO Housing Study, 2014