Resources

Assessment Readings

Articles and Books 

Bresciani, M.J., Zelna, C.L., and Anderson, J.A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Bresciani, M.J. (2011, August). Making assessment meaningful: What new student affairs professionals and those new to assessment need to know (NILOA Assessment Brief: Student Affairs). Urbana, IL: University for Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Culp, M.M. & Dungy, G.J. (Eds.). (2012). Building a culture of evidence in student affairs: A guide for leaders and practitioners. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Keeling, R. (Ed.). (2004). Learning reconsidered. A campus-wide focus on the student experience. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators & American College Personnel Association.

Keeling, R.P (Ed). (2006). Learning reconsidered 2: A practical guide to implementing a campus-wide focus on the student experience. Washington, D.C.: American College Personnel Association, Association of College and Housing Officers—International, Association of College Unions—International, National Academic Advising Association, National Association of Campus Activities, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, & National Intramural—Recreational Sports Association.

Keeling, R.P., Wall, A.F., Underhile, R., and Dungy, G.J. (2008). Assessment reconsidered. Washington, D.C.: International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability.

Henning, G.W. & Roberts, D. (2016). Student affairs assessment: Theory to practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Huba, M.E., & Freed, J.E. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 

Schuh, J.M., & Associates (2008). Assessment methods for student affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Schuh, J.H., & Gansemer-Topf, A.M. (2010, December). The role of student affairs in student learning assessment (NILOA Occasional Paper No.7). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Schuh, J.H., Biddix, J.P., Dean, L.A., & Kinzie, J. (2016). Assessment in student affairs. (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Upcraft, M.L., & Schuh, J.H. (2001). Asssessment practice in student affairs: An applications manualSan Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Upcraft, M.L., & Schuh, J.H. (2002). Assessment vs. research: Why we should care about the difference. About Campus, 7(1), 16-20. 

Yousey-Elsener, K., Bentrim, E.M., & Henning, G.W. (2015). Coordinating student affairs divisional assessment. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.

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