By John H. Schuh
Author Note: ahead via M. Lee Upcraft
Editor John Schuh and his fellow participants, all specialists within the box, element the methodological elements of undertaking evaluate initiatives particularly for the scholar affairs practitioner who's able to behavior overview initiatives, yet isn't really rather yes tips to deal with their technical elements. utilizing a number of case reports and urban examples to demonstrate a variety of evaluation techniques, the authors lead the reader step by step via each one section of the review technique with jargon-free, hands-on counsel.
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In fact, success will build upon success. Our advice is for student affairs practitioners to think about various assessments in this way: Small wins are not a matter of decoration but a matter of structure, an integral part of work. They fit perfectly into larger strategies because they are understandable, doable, and generally nonthreatening. [Rhatigan & Schuh, 2003, p. 19] Assessment needs to start with reasonable projects that are not necessarily complex and that can be completed in a reasonable time.
They also can make use of compiled databases that offer insights into the characteristics of students who apply, are admitted, and enroll at the institution. Although there are several other steps that students follow in the admissions process before they enroll at an institution (for example, application, admission, confirmation), the following discussion moves on to consider existing data that relate to students who enroll at the institution. Recall that in the case of EU, not only is the institution concerned about attracting African American students but it also recognizes the needs and the institutional challenges in retaining students.
In thinking about the potential data sources that could be helpful for the work of the task force, it is helpful to break down the admissions process and the persistence process into different stages. In other words, if we consider the different pieces that relate to the overall assessment question, then we may be able to better identify the existing sources of information that are already available. tex 26 V2 - 08/13/2008 ASSESSMENT METHODS FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS the following stages: prospects, inquirers, applicants, admitted, confirmed, and enrolled.