ACPA’s Student Affairs Assessment Institute, sponsored by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, provides a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit. It offers a balance of instruction and hands-on experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses.

Whether you are brand new to assessment, taking on new responsibilities in your individual unit, or charged with developing a division-wide plan for assessment, the ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute is the answer for your professional development needs! The Institute is focused on providing developmental assessment knowledge and may not be the best professional development opportunity for more advanced practitioners.

Assessment Institute attendees have the opportunity to select their track when they register for the Institute, making the experience educationally catered to each registrants professional journey. Tracks help guide attendees session selections at the Institute based on their focus area or role with assessment.

The following tracks will be offered at the 2023 Institute:

  • Foundations Track  – Sessions will be focused on building foundational assessment knowledge and skills for individuals with limited training or experience with assessment. If you’re new to assessment, regardless of your position, this is where to start. Topics include: assessment cycle, basic terminology, data ethics, writing learning and program outcomes, basic quantitative and qualitative methods, and reporting results.
  • Practitioners Track – Sessions will be focused on expanding assessment knowledge and skills for individuals tasked with championing assessment for one or more departments. If you’ve done some assessment but want to improve your ability to meet the assessment element of your job description, this is for you. Topics include: more advanced quantitative and qualitative methods, survey design, interviews & focus groups, data cleaning and analysis, and data visualization.
  • Administrator Track – Sessions will be focused on supplementing assessment knowledge and skills for leaders of a department, division, college, or university. If you’ve done some assessment but want to build your application of assessment as a unit leader, this is for you. Topics include: strategic planning, prioritization, alignment with campus partners, storytelling, and using results.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive member pricing, your ACPA membership must be valid through 23 June 2023. To confirm if you are an ACPA member in good standing or to renew your membership, login to your account here. If you are an ACPA member, please enter the email address associated with your membership to receive member pricing when you begin the registration process.


Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing at ACPA by 21 May 2023. Registrations can also be withdrawn by registrants by using the event registration system through 21 May 2023. After 21 May 2023 there are no refunds. ACPA reserves the right to charge a service fee of US$50 for returned checks. Registrations are non-transferable. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the fees will be fully refunded; however, ACPA will not be responsible for other additional costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines and/or travel agencies.


2023 Student Affairs Assessment Institute

  • June 20 - 23, 2023
  • Westin O'Hare Rosemont
    6100 N River Rd
    Rosemont, Illinois
    United States

Event Workshops

Faculty Consultations (4:00 - 4:30p.m.)

June 22, 2023  16:00 - 16:30
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:0

As part of the 2023 Student Affairs Assessment Institute, a limited amount of faculty consultations will be offered. These are 30-minute consultation appointments. You create the agenda for the discussion with one of our institute faculty members. You will be contacted prior to the institute asking what topics you would like to discuss with faculty.