The Student Affairs Assessment Team (A-Team) provides leadership at the Divisional and Department levels to promote a culture of evidence and support quality assessment activities for the improvement of programs and services across Student Affairs. A-Team green logo

    The A-Team:

  • Empowers departments with resources and trainings to increase competencies amongst student affairs staff and advance assessment practices throughout each unit;
  • Coordinates the identification and measurement of student learning outcomes, key performance indicators, and data points;
  • Provides oversight of the CAS Self-Study Review process in providing support and mentorship as areas undergo the process and ensuring successful completion and implementation of identified priorities;
  • Reviews department annual assessment plans and provides feedback to departments to facilitate collaboration and continued improvement in the undertaking of quality assessment;
  • Facilitates the sharing of assessment data and best practices to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Serves as an advisory group to the Student Affairs Executive Team in supporting strategic planning, university prioritization, and assessment of core themes and opportunities.

Current Members

The Student Affairs Assessment Team is chaired by the Coordinator of Student Affairs Research, Assessment and Staff Development. A-Team members, representing the four divisions within Student Affairs, serve as internal resources for their department/office on assessment and provide leadership to the division in the area of assessment.

  • Whitney Brown, Coordinator, Student Affairs Research, Assessment & Staff Development (CHAIR)
  • Karen Andrews, Director, Disability Support Services
  • Georgia Dekeyser, Director, Student Health & Counseling Center
  • Shauna Grant, Associate Director, Student Financial Assistance
  • Ryan-Jasen Henne, Director, Residence Life
  • Leo Medal, Student Success Coordinator, Multicultural Center
  • Annie Route, Director, Student Life & Leadership
  • Michael A. Smith, Research Data Analyst, Student Affairs
  • Willy Templeton, Director, Native Student Services
  • David Tranberg, Recruitment Coordinator, New Student Recruitment

Responsibilities of Members

A-Team members have the following responsibilities: 
  • Attend team meetings (monthly meetings, as well as workshops/trainings as needed)
  • Exchange ideas and engage in assessment activities
  • Participate in team decisions with objectivity
  • Accept responsibilities as assigned by Student Affairs Executive Team/Chair
  • Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Advance strategic planning and assessment initiatives

A-Team Updates