Assessment, Evaluation and Research in Student Affairs (EDLR 5102-5103)

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Assessment, Evaluation and Research in Student Affairs (EDLR 5102-5103) aims to provide HESA master’s students with the opportunity to learn about assessment, evaluation and research by engaging in a year-long assessment project as project consultants. As a service-learning course, EDLR 5102-5103 has a commitment to serve the assessment needs of the UCONN community, specifically the Division of Student Affairs and the Neag School of Education.

Submit Your Assessment Need

Interested in a possible assessment project by HESA students? Complete the form below and course instructors will be in touch with you to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss possible project.

HESA Assessment Interest Form

Project Sponsor Responsibilities

  • Meet and communicate with course instructors to solidify project goals
  • Commit to two in-person meetings per semester  with assigned assessment project group
    • Project sponsor introduction meeting (Beginning of Fall)
    • Follow-up with project sponsors regarding clarifying questions (Mid-Fall)
    • Meet to discuss data collection plan (Beginning of Spring)
    • Discuss results and recommendations (End of Spring)
  • Maintain contact with assessment groups via email. Some examples are as follows:
    • address questions that may arise as projects get designed
    • review the assessment project proposal and provide students with feedback
    • assist in building HESA student rapport by connecting students with potential participants
  • Attend assessment presentation day (Spring)

The HESA students were well organized in their approach to this assessment project. In addition they interacted with me and others from Residential Life in a professional and respectful way, taking our suggestions and ideas into account when making recommendations.

-Pamela Schipani

The HESA students working in partnership with Husky Sport operated at a very high level. The students were proactive and well prepared in all of our communications. The were responsive to questions and updates generated on our end of the partnership, as well as thorough and thoughtful in working to develop the research questions, literature review, assessment tools, and on-going engagement with the research participants.

The group was effective and respectful throughout the process of aligning the objectives and tasks of their project with the opportunity to support in the evaluation of the UConn student experience within both our service learning course and the larger community-campus organization.

It was a pleasure and impactful to work alongside the HESA Students as a Project Sponsor, in large part because of the students’ professionalism, valuable insights, and high level of preparedness.

Ultimately, one the best ways I can think of to convey a recommendation for the HESA Assessment Course as a Project Sponsor is that we did not want them to leave and that we wanted to find a way to fund the students for continued involvement and research support to our organization.”

-Dr. Justin Evanovich