Assessment Curriculum

Assessment & Strategic Planning offers a series of assessment training sessions for Auburn Student Affairs staff members at all levels of assessment expertise. This curriculum provides an opportunity to broaden assessment skill sets, to better track and share work, and even to earn a certificate in Student Affairs Assessment at three subsequent tiers (Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced) by attending one session of each workshop offered.  Staff members who are not interested in earning the certificate may still register for topics of interest/relevance.

Please Contact Us if You Have Any Questions.

Melton Student Center, Suite 1203
255 Heisman Dr.
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-1321


Quotes from Curriculum Completers

The information shared in the Assessment Curriculum prepared by Dr. Wilkins and Dr. Langham helped me to think through projects, programming, and day to day tasks more critically. They taught me to continuously ask “why” and to strategically think about the work that I do. They shared new technologies, assessment tools, and data collection websites and programs that guide much of the assessment work I do today.” – Lindsay Ollis Holdren (Greek Life)

The Student Affairs Assessment & Strategic Planning Assessment Curriculum aided me in increasing my confidence and competency in leading assessment efforts for our department. The skills learned encouraged me to think “outside of the box” when developing assessments and reports to highlight our departmental successes. Additionally, the curriculum gave me an in-depth experience with assessment platforms which ultimately led me to make a career change to work for Anthology, a leading Higher Education Educational Technology company.” – John Michael Roehm (formerly Student Involvement, currently Anthology)
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The Student Affairs Assessment Curriculum was launched in Fall 2016, according to the following rationale:

  • A goal of building assessment capacity and striving for a culture of evidence within Auburn Student Affairs
  • Adhering to a known best practice of hosting formalized assessment trainings
  • Addressing benchmarking findings which indicate that peer and aspirational assessment offices are offering training certificates in assessment
  • Building on the efforts of the Assessment Team and Assessment & Strategic Planning to develop an Assessment 101 presentation to be delivered at New Employee Orientations
  • Strengthening areas of weakness in assessment aptitude, attitude, and experience
  • An opportunity to provide recognition and incentives to staff who invest the time to complete a curriculum tier

Tiers & Structure

Tiers are based on the tiers from the NASPA/ACPA Professional Competencies:

  • Foundational
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Trainings are open to all Auburn Student Affairs staff members, including graduate assistants and/or student employees. Topics may dictate the personnel in attendance. A-Team members or supervisors may wish to identify participants and encourage attendance at certain sessions.

During fall and spring semesters 2023-2024, training sessions will be offered for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. There will be two offerings for each session topic for Tiers 1 & 2, and one offering for each session topic for Tier 3. Staff may find the following useful when choosing sessions for which to register:

  • Those who are new to the training curriculum should register for Tier 1 sessions.
  • Trainees who have completed Tier 1 should move on to Tier 2. Trainees who have completed Tier 2 should move on to Tier 3.
  • Those who began working on Tier 1 previously may wish to register for the Tier 1 sessions they are missing, while also working to complete Tier 2.
  • Those who began working on Tier 2 previously may wish to register for the Tier 2 sessions they are missing, while also working to complete Tier 3.
  • Any staff member may register for particular sessions of interest or relevance, regardless of Tier.


To register, click the button for the dates/times you are available for each Foundational, Intermediate, or Advanced offering listed below.  You will need to log-in to AU Involve using your AU username and password, make your RSVP selection, and then click on the blue RSVP button for each workshop once each webpage has opened.

If you are unable to RSVP through AU Involve, please email and we will register you for your sessions.

Last modified: October 2, 2023