Cover Photo Image

Student Affairs Assessment Support Services (SASS) aims to enhance the assessment capacity of student affairs professionals who coordinate programs with student learning and development outcomes.  Fulfillment of this mission occurs via direct consultation, educational activities, and the dissemination of scholarly work relevant to assessment practices.

Values & Objectives
Values
  • Enhancement of student affairs professionals’ knowledge and skills with respect to assessment
  • Use of assessment results in order to facilitate evidence-based program decisions
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration
Objectives

As a result of consultation and/or collaboration with SASS, Student Affairs professionals will…

  • Develop sustainable assessment plans that provide information about student learning.
  • Use assessment results to make evidence-based decisions about their programs.
  • Disseminate findings to the regional, national, and international professional community.
SASS Support

Assessing and advancing student learning and development is increasingly critical to the success of student affairs programs. Student Affairs Assessment Support Service (SASS) strives to help student affairs practitioners enhance their assessment capacity and use results to improve student learning and development. To fulfill this mission, SASS offers consultation services, delivers educational events, and collaborates with student affairs professionals to disseminate scholarly work. SASS consultants value using assessment results to improve student learning and development, building assessment capacity among student affairs professionals, and engaging in cross-disiplinary collaboration.

Meet the Team

Andrea

Andrea Pope

Title: Lead Graduate Consultant

Email: popeam@jmu.edu

Caroline

Caroline Prendergast

Title: Graduate Consultant

Email: prendeco@jmu.edu

Morgan

Morgan Crewe

Title: Graduate Consultant

Email: creweme@jmu.edu

Sara

Dr. Sara Finney

Title: Faculty Leader of SASS

Email: finneysj@jmu.edu


Questions?

 Schedule an appointment to meet with a SASS consultant or email SASS Faculty Lead, Sara Finney (finney@jmu.edu).

Back to Top