Assessment and Data Requests


Assessment Consultations & Data Requests

The Office of Student Affairs is dedicated to supporting a culture of evidence-based decision making at EIU and is pleased to provide consultative support for Student Affairs assessment projects and data needs.  Our philosophy is to build capacity through individualized consulting in order to enable you with the feedback, training, and technical support to be successful throughout and beyond the life cycle of your project.

Complete the Assessment Consultation & Data Request Form Here

To get started, please complete the electronic request form (machform) above.  This is the preferred format for departments to submit requests and will help us coordinate projects to ensure you receive timely and efficient support.  Once completed, you will be contacted within two business days by either the Student Affairs Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, Madeline Owens, or Eric Davidson (direct supervisor) who will further support you in your request.  The type of assessment consultation and data request support include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assessment Consultation

  • Establishing an assessment plan
  • Writing and measuring student learning outcomes
  • Setting goals, benchmarks, and metrics to measure program outcomes
  • Designing and implementing surveys, rubrics, interviews, focus groups, and portfolios
  • Analyzing and interpreting assessment data (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Training staff (both professional and paraprofessional) in assessment practices
  • Using data to highlight program successes and continuous improvement efforts
  • Reporting assessment findings and implications
  • Benchmarking EIU trend data or national survey data

Data Request

  • Creating custom reports
  • Assembling data for specific identifiable student populations
  • Assistance setting up a data-entry form/excel sheet