The mission of Assessment and Planning is to improve the student experience by strengthening the practice of student life professionals and departments through sound methodologically rigorous evaluation techniques and innovative analytics, thereby creating a data driven culture for informed decision making within the Division of Student Life.

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Assessment and Planning offers services in consultation, analyses, management, and reporting of data collected from departments that provide information on program effectiveness within the division of Student Life. Our services are focused on the continuous evaluation of programs to allow sustained improvement that positively impacts individual student experience.
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Annual Reporting Process

Assessment and Planning is involved in the organizing and compiling the Division of Student Life’s annual report. This report is a summary of the divisional activities as it relates to its strategic priorities. Specific tasks include coordinating the collection and analysis of data from various Student Life departments and developing the narrative for publication and dissemination to University stakeholders.
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Student Life Studies

Assessment and Planning, in collaboration with divisional departments, conduct research studies to enhance the student experience at the University of Alabama. The research studies are designed to evaluate student development, departmental effectiveness and contribution to divisional priorities, and to support continuous improvement of programs and services.