Faculty Presentations

Engaging constituents: Using assessment data to inform practice

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American Evaluators Association Annual Conference / Orlando, FL

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Conference Proceeding


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires that all universities seeking accreditation implement a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) based on the core facet of how the university focuses on enhancing student learning. Based on the theme of enhancing student academic engagement, central administration at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) determined that a 360 degree assessment of all constituents would provide important insights into perceptions and drivers of engagement. To this end, NSU entered into a multi-year assessment of engagement with questionnaires distributed via a web-based modality to all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administration. Findings from these assessments were distributed to the 14 colleges and nonacademic units within the university to assist in developing student, employee, and alumni engagement plans. This session will provide information about the methodology utilized for evaluation, assessment, instrumentation, and dissemination of findings.

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