Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Using Evidence to Prove Our Worth:  Using Assessment Tools and Data - Linking the Student Experience to Institutional Mission, Goals, and General Education.

April 13, 2018 - Courtyard by Marriott - Philadelphia Downtown - Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia Skyline · Photo by Bob Krist - Courtesy of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.


About the Workshop

The workshop will explore various assessment tools within student services and linking assessment outcomes to mission, goals, the planning processes, general education outcomes, and the resource allocation process.  Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore various types of data, such as utilization, direct and indirect program assessment, climate surveys, retention and graduation rates, etc. to tell the story of how the co-curricular student experience furthers institutional goals.  In addition, techniques for achieving buy-in from various campus constituencies for assessment work in the student experience with be reviewed, discussed, and strategized.


•Linking co-curricular programming to intuitional wide goals and processes.

•Developing a resource allocation process that can be utilized in student services ensuring that programs facilitate the   attainment of institutional goals.

•Applying general education outcomes to co-curricular programs.

•Using assessment data of various types to enhance the student experience and to develop meaningful outcomes to programs when returning to campus.

•Creating tools to enhance buy-in from student experience staff, administration and faculty.


Michael C. Sachs, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, John Jay College of Criminal Justice    


7:30 - 8:30 AM               Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12 Noon         Workshop

12 noon - 1:00 PM          Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 PM               Workshop


Registration Closed - Workshop is sold out.

The registration fee includes workshop materials, a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. Institutions may send more than one person to this workshop.

Early Registration
(Received on or before March 9, 2018):          $345 per person

Regular Registration
(Received March 10 - March 30, 2018):          $420 per person


NOTE: No on-site registration available.


Cancellations: To qualify for a refund, registrations must be canceled by March 30, 2018. A cancellation fee of $95 will be assessed, regardless of the reason for cancellation. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Contact MSCHE at (267) 284-5000.





Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. MSCHE has not reserved a block of rooms. For information regarding hotel reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott - Philadelphia Downtown click HERE. (Participants that need to book a room for this workshop are advised to make their reservations early. The hotel has limited availability.) The hotel is located at: 21 Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; Telephone: (267) 284-5000