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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and the Canadian province of Ontario

Region IV-East

Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community

Advisory Panel Members

Lynn Akey.....Minnesota State University

Belinda De La Rosa.....University of Illinois

Ellen Meents-Decaigny.....DePaul University

Jason Pontius.....Iowa State University

Jennifer Massey.....Queen's University


A number of conference presentations and papers have been developed by members of the regional KC over the years.  Some of those presentations can be accessed through the links below.  If you have questions or comments, please contact the program developers directly.

Assessment Made Easy PowerPoint Presentation                             Assessment Made Easy Companion Handbook


Click here to indicate an interest in serving on a working group to plan upcoming web conferences

The Region IV-East AER Knowledge Community seeks to support Student Affairs assessment professionals in the development and management of effective assessment, evaluation, and research plans.  By focusing on specific student learning outcomes goals and developing methodologies by which programming effectiveness and magnitude of change is occurring, divisions of Student Affairs can be more intentional in their strategic planning, better manage collaborative relationships with academic and other units within their institution, and better understand their impact on holistic student growth, learning, and development.

This website provides a conduit for information that assessment professionals will find informative and educational.  Submissions of information and other items of interest are always welcomed and can be forwarded to:

NASPA IV-East Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community Information

Are you a member of NASPA and have an interest in becoming a member of this NASPA IV-East Knowledge Community? 

 Let us know by sending a note with your name, contact information, institutional affiliation, and your position to:

NASPA IV-East Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community Membership

( If you need to update your current NASPA membership profile, please visit )

On occasion, electronic newsletters and other information will be forwarded to members of the KC, which can also be accessed through the link(s) below.

February, 2008 Introductory Newsletter (.pdf) 

2007-2008 Midyear Report submitted to the National SAAER Knowledge Committee



Information Central

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The urgency and need for assessment in higher education, and in student affairs in particular, is apparent.  See what others are saying here.

A practical "ToolKit" to assist institutions in the development of a comprehensive plan and the active management of  assessment within divisions of Student Affairs can be found here.

What works in Student Affairs assessment?  Find the answers here as "best practices" and other items of interest for Student Affairs assessment professionals are presented.

Links to Region IV-East Student Affairs Assessment Websites and other online resources.