5 Things That Matter More than Statistical Significance

I recently wrote something for the RyersonSA blog series on Assessment. We talk a lot in survey research and quantitative data about statistical significance. I want to argue that there a lot of things we should spend more time thinking about.  Have…

Fall Assessment Workshops

The Student Life Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee is thrilled to announce four workshops we are hosting this semester. They are designed to target specific competencies as outlined in the Division of Student Life Assessment Competency Framework which can be…

Upcoming CampusLabs Webinars

The new semester is here and with it a new set of webinars from CampusLabs.  There are 15 in total but here are 5 that caught my eye. Wed Sept 21 1pm:  Engagement & Employability: From Student Leader to CEO …

Ideas: Powerful Assessment for Student Life?

I have been recently thinking a lot about the connections between assessment of student academic learning and that of student co-curricular activities, as well as student life programming. As the University is moving away from more limiting educational frameworks based…

ACHA/NCHA Survey is Underway!

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) will launch at the University of Toronto on Thursday January 28, 2016 until Saturday February 13, 2016 (for undergraduate students) and Monday, March 21, 2016 until Saturday April 9, 2016 (for graduate students). We…

Winter Workshops

Winter Workshops

The Division of Student Life Learning Outcomes & Assessment Committee is thrilled to be offering the following 6 workshops as part of our Winter Workshop series. Please see below for session outlines, as well as targeted competencies.   The 6…

Resume Review Project Part 1/4

Resume Review Project Part 1/4

by Samantha Hartlen This is part one of a four-part series sharing insight into a resume review project at the Career Centre. I will be submitting posts in real-time sharing details of each phase. Step 1: Planning the Project What…

What is a rubric?

What is a rubric?

by Erin Clifford When I think of a rubric the first thing that comes to my mind is the report cards I received as a child.  There would be a list of dimensions down the left side of the table…

A Quick Look at Long-Term Learning

A Quick Look at Long-Term Learning

by Libby Whittington-West and Ainsley Goldman the challenges: Like many folks working in student life, we have a lot of data about student learning that takes place during our programs but are unsure of the long-term impact of our programming…

Assessment and Social Media: Extending our Digital Reach

Assessment and Social Media: Extending our Digital Reach

by Jonathan Vandor I was asked quite recently what I thought about the intersection of social media and higher education. I replied, in full honesty, that while I recognized social media technologies (SMT) like Facebook and Twitter to be powerful…