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USU Assessment

About Us

University Student Union (USU) Assessment takes a comprehensive approach to discovery as it pertains to the achievement of USU strategic priorities, facility improvements, programming effectiveness, the student employee experience and student learning. 

USU assessment is an “…ongoing, systematic process of collecting, analyzing, and using information about divisional, departmental, and programmatic effectiveness, in order to improve student learning” (Upcraft & Schuh, 1996; Anderson, Bresciani, & Zelna, 2004). Aligned with university goals and the Division of Student Affairs Long-Term Strategic Priorities, the objective is to use evidence to enhance effectiveness (Upcraft & Schuh, 1996) and to measure whether engaged learning as part of a co-curricular experience is taking place (Learning Reconsidered, 2004).

Our Mission Statement

The mission of USU Assessment is to promote a culture of assessment and to identify needs, measure outcomes, narrow gaps, and utilize data-informed decision-making to improve the quality of experiences, programs and services that support the mission of the USU.

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Excellence 
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Practicality 
  • Transparency