Turning Assessment Into Knowledge

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Mobile Data
Collection

Conduct intercept, pulse, or point-of-service assessments using Apple mobile devices.

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Online Data
Collection

Collect assessment data using robust online survey tools with advanced capabilities.

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Direct
Measures

Create rubrics for more direct measures of student learning, success, and achievement.

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Panels of
Respondents

Facilitate panel studies by creating groups of respondents for further follow-up or analysis.

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Assessment Tools

Campus Labs Baseline provides the means to collect assessment data through innovative and emerging technologies.

Mobile

For mobile data collection, Campus Labs utilizes the Apple iPod touch and iPhone platforms, and is one of the few organizations within higher education that has an approved application for Apple technology.

Online

The online data collection tools provide all the basic survey functionality such as open- and closed-ended questions, drop-down menus, and question matrixes. More advanced features in the Campus Labs online application include the ability to:

  • Program complex skip patterns and create a customized survey experience for each respondent based on how they answer an assessment question.
  • Facilitate follow-up assessments to groups of respondents or panels that meet certain criteria or have specific characteristics
  • Generate dynamic content or resource pages for each respondent based on “trigger” questions in the assessment

Rubrics

The Baseline rubrics tool allows campuses to create rubrics from scratch or to utilize rubrics from a library of templates. Rubrics are available in a print-friendly format, or rubrics can be administered via a web link. Whether collected via mobile devices, online surveys, or rubrics, all assessment data is available in real-time via the Baseline reporting site.

What member campuses are saying about Baseline…

“Campus Labs is an integral part of our assessment strategy that empowers our staff to make better decisions, document student development, and quickly react to student needs.”

Jill CarnaghiAssistant Vice Chancellor for Student LifeWashington University in St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis

Mobile Data Collection

Conduct intercept, pulse, or point-of-service assessments using Apple mobile devices.

Online Data Collection

Collect assessment data using robust online survey tools with advanced capabilities.

Direct Measures

Create rubrics for more direct measures of student learning, success, and achievement.

Panels of Respondents

Facilitate panel studies by creating groups of respondents for further follow-up or analysis.

Announcements

Baseline Named Reader’s Choice Top Product in University Business Magazine

Campus Labs® Baseline has been recognized in University Business Magazine as a reader’s choice top product. Nominations from campuses utilizing Campus Labs Baseline highlighted the platform’s ease of use and detailed analytics that allow administrators to make truly data-driven decisions on campus.

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Skill Level: Beginner

Annemieke Rice

Join us as we highlight the results of the NACA-sponsored Survey of Assessment Practices, Attitudes, and Aptitudes in the Student Activities Profession. This survey was established with the intent to measure the average capacity, familiarity, and attitudes that student activities professionals have in relation to managing and conducting assessment in their area. In addition, the survey collects information on current efforts and challenges of assessment-related activity. NACA and Campus Labs assessment professionals carried out a joint review of the findings and made several recommendations regarding NACA’s opportunities for promoting assessment in the field of student activities. Guest Presenter: Dr. Sandra RouseDr. Sandra Rouse, Director of Education and Research, NACA. Sandra comes to NACA after working 14 years in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Columbia College and a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services with an emphasis in Counseling at the University of South Carolina. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

 

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Shannon LaCount

A general look at an approach to assessment based on learning outcomes that guides institutional practice for mission fulfillment. From courses to planning to accreditation see how one institution weaves their learning outcomes through the process. Plus, a step-by-step view of developing rubrics and using those learning outcomes across multiple programs/curricular elements. Guest Presenter: HamiltonSusi Hamilton is Director for Institutional Effectiveness at Cascadia Community College. Ms. Hamilton is responsible for integration of data gathering and analysis to support planning and decision making across all areas of the college. She came to Cascadia in August 2009 after 7 years at Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC). She held several progressively more responsible positions at LWTC including Assistant Director of Enrollment Services and Coordinator of Instructional Services, each with a critical connection to data research and assessment. Over the last seven years she has led design teams for multiple campus-wide tools used for improving retention. She has collaborated on solutions to assist in meeting accountability standards, such as a 360-degree program review for administrators, an automated degree audit system for students, and an online tenure portfolio process for faculty. Prior to working in the Washington community college system, Ms. Hamilton served as Assistant Registrar at McMurry University in Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in education from the University of Washington with an emphasis on assessment and accreditation.

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Skill Level: Beginner

George Smiltins

Over the last decade, the assessment of student learning and overall institutional effectiveness has become an ever-growing priority (and mandate). Well-tailored assessment and planning practices ensure higher education institutions are achieving their missions and help improve student learning and the institution as a whole. The value reaped from this process has its costs. The call for accountability through assessment, comes at a time at which tuition is on the rise and graduates face uncertain returns on that investment. At the same time, institutions are confronted with the challenges of decreased funding and operating budgets and call for greater access, affordability and transparency. How can a college or university know when it has invested the "right" amount of resources in assessment? Good practice in assessment involves analyzing the process itself. There are no simple rules for determining how much an institution should spend on this practice. However, a closer look at the costs and benefits of assessment will help institutions find a workable balance that sees them investing in a process that ensures they are living up to their missions and better serving their students.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Kate Griffin

The University of Missouri’s Division of Student Affairs is successfully leading an innovative division-wide student learning outcomes project through a methodical approach. With this effort it was imperative to offer an abundance of professional development and support to their staff. Specifically, Mizzou created and implemented opportunities to support staff with writing, assessing, and reporting on student learning outcomes. Anyone interested in a hands-on professional development experience on student learning outcomes should attend this session. Guest Presenter: Ashli GrabauAshli Grabau is currently the University of Missouri’s Department of Student Life Coordinator for Assessment (2007 – present). In this position, she coordinates department-wide assessment initiatives including campus-wide surveys, supports over 18 offices in developing and implementing annual assessment plans, facilitates department and office strategic plan development and program reviews, and chairs the Student Life Assessment Advisory Committee. In addition, she serves as the chair for the Student Affairs Division Assessment Committee. Through her work over the past five years she has gained experience in coordinating assessment efforts across various Student Affairs areas and has served as the lead facilitator for the division-wide learning outcomes assessment initiative. Prior to her current position, she was the Assistant Director of Student Life at DePaul University and was responsible for assessment for the office and served on the division assessment committee. She has her master’s degree (M.ED.) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri (1999) and a bachelor’ of arts degree (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Missouri (1997).

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Upcoming Events View all »

  • April 23, 2014
    WASC Academic Resource Conference
    Los Angeles, CA
  • May 16, 2014
    MIMSAC (Memphis in May Student Affairs Conference)
    Memphis, TN

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