The SAAPR office will coordinate a comprehensive assessment program to increase the institution's knowledge about students, the educational environment, and institutional effectiveness to continuously improve student programs and services to enhance student learning and support retention efforts.
The University of West Florida will embody a culture of evidence demonstrated by systematic evaluation and assessment of student learning that is used to guide decision-making throughout the institution.
Programming provided by the SAAPR office is grounded in student development theory, and adheres to published assessment frameworks and guidelines put forth by entities such as the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The office provides professional development opportunities for staff to increase internal capacity to perform valid, systematic assessment of Student Affairs programs and activities. Such professional development activities include: