Assessment Basics 2: Collecting & REporting Data

Thursday, August 6, 2015 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Make sense of your assessment data to improve your student support programs.

Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to apply "Closing the Loop" skills to effectively analyze and report assessment data.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is ideal for:

  • Professionals who coordinate peer mentoring/leadership programs
  • Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Professionals who coordinate student support programs


Data is only as good as what you do with it. The best program directors have the skills to use assessment data to make substantial program improvements and share program successes with key campus stakeholders. Our nationally recognized expert in educational assessment will give you the skills to:

  • "Close the loop" by collecting the "right" data and making sense of it.
  • Communicate data effectively to different stakeholders (university administrators, grant funders, accrediting bodies...)
  • Determine next steps in improving your program.


Paula Krist, Director, Institutional Research & Planning, University of San Diego

Paula has been active in institutional research and assessment since 1994 and is currently heading institutional research and planning at USD.  Previously,  Paula was the director of operational excellence and assessment support at the University of Central Florida and the director of institutional research and assessment at the Florida Institute of Technology. In these roles, Paula provided leadership in all university-level institutional effectiveness efforts and worked closely with the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) at UCF. She has presented workshops on assessment topics at regional and national conferences, including the 2013 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Academic Resource Conference, the 2013 AIR Forum and the 2013 California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) conference; she has served as faculty for the Association for Institutional Research’s Assessment Institutes. She received her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.