Student Assessment and Learning Outcomes Bundle

About This Course

With this bundle, gain access to two programs focused on student assessment and learning outcomes!

To purchase the bundle, click on "Take this Course" above. To access the recordings after you have registered, click on "Login" from the upper right hand corner of the screen and sign in with your NASPA user name and password.  You will be directed to your Dashboard in the Online Learning Community, and will see the sessions listed under "Enrolled."

Session One: Reflections on Student Involvement: A Comprehensive Co-Curricular Approach

with Kelly Cox

Student affairs can struggle measuring the credibility of student learning in the co-curricular and how involvement enhances the quality of students’ college education. The Texas A&M Division of Student Affairs examined the value of co-curricular experiences through a reflection project. This project, currently in its third year, provided students the opportunity to reflect on their learning in their involvement throughout the academic year.  The study, initially involving 1,000+ students from approximately 85 organizations, focused on lifelong and integrative learning. In this session, the presenter will share project details and changes over the three different years of the study. Additionally, there will be information about the assessment methods, what was learned, and how this approach could be applied at other institutions.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • articulate the importance of documenting learning in the co-curricular;
  • evaluate reflection as a method to document learning; and
  • implement plans to facilitate reflection with students.
Session Two: Developing & Assessing Learning Outcomes for Student Employees

with Whitney Brown

Come examine student employment as a high impact practice and an enhancement to the educational and developmental experience. Learn how to effectively develop and assess learning outcomes for student employees and explore strategies on how to create and maintain a supportive learning environment with purposeful activities for student workers. See how the University of Alaska Anchorage operationalizes these strategies through their Alaska PEAK (Purposeful Engagement Assessing Knowledge) program. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • articulate the value of creating learning outcomes for student workers;
  • create appropriate learning outcomes for their student employees using the ABCD structure;
  • identify assessment methods to be able to determine the impact of the student employment experience and the degree to which learning has occurred;
  • examine strategies for sustaining a meaningful learning environment through the lens of a case study; and
  • return to their roles with the tools and knowledge necessary to facilitate a conversation and implement learning outcomes for student employees in their area.