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It's a cold one! But that won't stop us from talking assessment! Check out the events, tools and our first Spotlight below!
Have Breakfast on Us (Again!)

The Office of Assessment, in collaboration with ACERT, is holding another series of interactive workshops open to faculty and staff. Join us Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am in the Charlotte Frank Room, 1203E to talk assessment over breakfast!

Coming up:

Don't forget to RSVP!

Spotlight on Assessment: Ariella Soffer, Counseling & Wellness Services

This month, the Office of Assessment is kicking off our Spotlight on Assessment, where we highlight individuals at Hunter who are using assessment in creative ways.

Ariella first encountered assessment in her Statistics and Research Design courses during her graduate studies at Fordham University’s Clinical Psychology Program. Her dissertation was a Program Evaluation of a youth running program, which was the first project where she applied these skills. In her six years at Hunter College, Ariella has played a significant role in department assessment. Deliberate in their data collection and analysis, Counseling & Wellness Services relies on data to inform their decisions, such as analyzing trends in requests for service, or predicting which counseling groups or outreach interventions would be most beneficial to the student body.


What's Essential?

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has developed a number of Value Rubrics which help to measure the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes. These outcomes have been developed to "provide a framework to guide student's cumulative progress through college." The AAC&U Value Rubrics help measure Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, Intellectual and Practical Skills, Personal and Social Responsibility, and Integrative and Applied Learning.

Find them on our website or learn more about the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes.

For Counseling & Wellness Services, assessment is an ongoing and integrated part of their department.

For Ariella, assessment helps her confirm speculations and be more deliberate about recommendations. For her, “it pushes us to think critically about the data we collect and analyze, ensuring that there is a clear purpose.”

Through a grant provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Ariella, along with Regina Miranda in the Psychology Department, have been given funds to enhance the Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention efforts that have been ongoing in Counseling & Wellness Services. Now in their second year, Ariella and Regina utilize assessment to help make program decisions and to enhance program sustainability. We look forward to seeing The Hunter College Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Program grow!

The Office of Assessment works with faculty and staff across the College to help them explore student learning and success in their courses, departments, programs, and offices.

Visit us online, by phone at x6299, by email, or drop by 1008 East Bldg.

Assessment Cycle

Newsletter No. 5, February, 2015