“State of the Art:” Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Student Affairs

  • Marylee Demeter Rutgers University
Keywords: Student Affairs, Assessment, Culture of Evidence,


Contemporary approaches to assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs) in student affairs (SA) at institutions of higher learning are reviewed. Mixed-methods involving stakeholders in assessment are emphasized as âstate of the artâ in SA, with attention paid to diversity and cultural competence in assessing policies, programs and services. Innovative methods utilize student reflections, combined with direct measures of learning, to determine the impact of individual differences and the overall university experience on a variety of SLOs.

Author Biography

Marylee Demeter, Rutgers University
Coordinator of Student Affairs Assessment and Research
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