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Planning & Assessment

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to a division-wide approach to strategically planning for our future and in our day-to-day operations. With the support of Campus Labs, the Division has created a comprehensive, systematic, and consistent approach to strategic planning, program review, and accreditation reporting.

Assessment and Data

Assessment is the process of gathering and discussing information from multiple and diverse sources in order to develop a deep understanding of what students know, understand, and can do with their knowledge as a result of their educational experiences; the process culminates when assessment results are used to improve subsequent learning."

(Huba & Freed, 2000, p. 8)

The core of assessment is learning. Assessment begins with understanding how people learn and ends with improving subsequent learning experiences. It is easy to lose sight of learning in this process and get caught up in creating assessment measures, getting participants to complete the assessment, or ensuring the results positively reflect the program or service. Therefore, we use the Assessment Cycle to be mindful of each step and close the loop.

What We Can do For You


  • Student Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. To achieve accreditation, the Student Health Services meets nationally recognized standards for outpatient health care. The certificate of Accreditation from AAAHC has become a benchmark of Quality to those in health care delivery and the public. Student Health Services completed its most recent accreditation review in 2017.
  • Student Counseling Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. Accreditation by IACS indicates that Student Counseling Services meets standards that define professional quality in university and college counseling centers and public and private counseling agencies. Student Counseling Services completed its most recent accreditation review in 2011.
  • In 2010 the Student Counseling Services; predoctoral internship training program received accreditation for the full 7-year cycle, the highest rating of approval bestowed by the APA. Accreditation by APA ensures that Student Counseling Services provides consistent quality and excellence in education and training in professional psychology and provides quality psychological services to students.