With conversation spurred by aÂ blog post, this moderated panel seeks to explore the differences in qualitative and quantitative data in student affairs assessment. Panelists will discuss the theories and methods that drive practical assessment method decisions. How do broader concepts like validity, fairness, and use impact our selection or design tools such as rubrics and surveys? How do we build a sound process to get the data we need? Moderated by Joe Levy, the panel features a wealth of experience from Ciji Heiser of Western Michigan University, Ross Markle of DIA Higher Education Collaborators, and Kate McConnell of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Time will be set aside at the end for attendees to pose questions to the panel.
As aÂ resultÂ ofÂ this conversation, we anticipate that participants will:
- Summarize differences between qualitative and quantitative data
- Identify at least two considerations for method selection
- Identify at least two recommendations for implementing methods in student affairs