Stephen F. Austin State University

University Affairs Assessment Committee

University Affairs Assessment Committee


The University Affairs Assessment Committee serves as an advisory group to the Vice President for University Affairs on matters relating to the assessment of student learning and programmatic outcomes in the Division of University Affairs. Specifically, the committee will: Provide leadership and support to assessment initiatives that complement department assessment efforts and measures identified divisional outcomes. Annually review the divisional assessment processes to improve and strengthen the departments' capabilities to undertake assessment. Facilitate sharing of assessment strategies and ways to improve student learning in departments and programs within University Affairs. Review department annual assessment plans and reports and provide feedback to departments to enable continued improvement in the undertaking of quality assessment. Serve as a resource to departments as they conduct assessments and annual reports (workshops, assessment tools, etc.).

Committee Membership

The Student Affairs Assessment Committee is chaired by the Dean of Student Affairs. Committee members serve as internal resources for their department/office on assessment and provide leadership to the division in the area of assessment.


Dr. Adam Peck (chair), Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Hollie Smith, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Programs

Dr. Michael Walker, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Support Services

Tiffany Rivers, Disability Services

John Mlinar, Counseling Services

Dr. Osaro Airen, Multicultural Affairs

Ken Morton, Campus Recreation

Pat Spence, Student Publications

D'nese Haddox, Residence Life

Brooke Holmes, Orientation Programs

Binta Brown, Career Services

Lacey Claver, Student Engagement

Goals of the Committee

Establish a standard and consistent assessment across the Division within programs and services; Facilitate the development and assessment of learning outcomes for programs; Assess how students are benefiting and learning from programs and services; Provide information for planning and decision-making; Develop quality assurance measures for programs and services.

Assessment Help

If you'd like help in any area of your assessment, contact one of our assessment consultants. The purpose of assessment consultants are to provide information and resources regarding the development of learning outcome statements for their assigned outcome to all departments and programs within the Division of University Affairs. They serve as a resource to any area who wishes to develop and measure the learning outcome which they oversee. They serve as the content expert to the assessment committee, are the primary evaluator of their specified learning outcome, and author the section of the Beyond the Classroom Report which pertains to their outcome.

Communication Pat Spence

Citizenship Dr. Adam Peck

Cultural Competence

Ethics and Values

Leadership D'nese Haddox

Life Skills

Self-Knowledge John Mlinar

Scholarship and Inquiry Brooke Holmes

Wellness Ken Morton

Annual Assessment Report

Beyond the Classroom Report 2013-14

Beyond the Classroom Report 2012-13

Beyond the Classroom Report 2011-12

Beyond the Classroom Report 2010-11

Beyond the Classroom Report 2009-10

Beyond the Classroom Report 2008-09

Assessment Resources

SFA Assessment Resource Page

Assessment Three Year Planning Worksheet

Learning Outcomes Development Worksheet

TracDat SFA TracDat Users Guide

Student Voice

Student Voice Community

Learning Outcomes for the Division of University Affairs

Rubrics and other Tools

AAC&U Value Rubrics

Texas A&M Student Leader Learning Outcomes

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment


Learning Outcomes Report

Program Outcomes Report

Action Plan Report

Related Policies

(5.3) Continuing Education

(2.3) Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness