The University of Missouri’s Division of Student Affairs is successfully leading an innovative division-wide student learning outcomes project through a methodical approach. With this effort it was imperative to offer an abundance of professional development and support to their staff. Specifically, Mizzou created and implemented opportunities to support staff with writing, assessing, and reporting on student learning outcomes. Anyone interested in a hands-on professional development experience on student learning outcomes should attend this session.
Ashli Grabau is currently the University of Missouri’s Department of Student Life Coordinator for Assessment (2007 – present). In this position, she coordinates department-wide assessment initiatives including campus-wide surveys, supports over 18 offices in developing and implementing annual assessment plans, facilitates department and office strategic plan development and program reviews, and chairs the Student Life Assessment Advisory Committee. In addition, she serves as the chair for the Student Affairs Division Assessment Committee. Through her work over the past five years she has gained experience in coordinating assessment efforts across various Student Affairs areas and has served as the lead facilitator for the division-wide learning outcomes assessment initiative. Prior to her current position, she was the Assistant Director of Student Life at DePaul University and was responsible for assessment for the office and served on the division assessment committee. She has her master’s degree (M.ED.) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri (1999) and a bachelor’ of arts degree (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of Missouri (1997).