The University of Arizona

Workshops & Trainings

Assessment & Research, with assistance from the SAEM/AISS Assessment Coordinating Council, is pleased to host or support a variety of assessment workshops and trainings. 

Advance your Assessment with Campus Labs Baseline: Surveys, Rubrics, Polls, Analysis, & Reporting
Friday, February 22 at 8:30 - 10:00am
Student Engagement & Career Development, SUMC 411

Attend this session to get the most out of your Campus Labs Baseline with an overview of different data collection methods, data analysis, benchmarking, significance testing, cross-tabulation, and reporting features. You will leave with a better understanding of available Baseline functionality and uses that can help manage your department or unit’s assessments.

  • Lucas Schalewski, Assessment, Research, & Grant Development
Designing and Conducting Successful Focus Groups
Friday, March 29 at 8:30 - 10:00am 
Student Engagement & Career Development SUMC 411

Focus groups serve as a strong method in the assessment toolbox and are often used to assess student needs, perceptions, and experiences. Focus groups provide valuable insights to inform program development and become critical in their evaluation. Strategically designing and conducting focus groups is critical to achieving your assessment goals and producing useful data. Attend this session to receive guidelines and essential steps that are needed when implementing focus groups. Hear from UA colleagues about their experiences using focus groups to collect data on a variety of topics and outcomes to inform their programs and practices. 

  • Lucas Schalewski, Assessment, Research, & Grant Development
  • Teejay Brown, Thrive Center
  • Patrick Bryan, Thrive Center
  • Lara Miller, UA Libraries
  • Megan Forecki, Student Engagement & Career Development
  • Michelle Sogge, Institute Director for Graduate and Professional Student Council

Conducting a Program Review with CAS

Friday, April 26 at 8:30 - 10:00am 
Student Engagement & Career Development SUMC 411

CAS, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, delivers dynamic, credible standards and self-assessment guides that are designed to facilitate collaborative holistic program reviews for 44 different functional areas. CAS aims to foster and enhance student learning, development, and achievement by creating a necessary time and space for self-reflection and self-evaluation. Departments and units will benefit from conducting a CAS program review by gaining evidence-based insights that help identify future directions, needs, and priorities for improvement purposes while simultaneously producing strong evidence for Higher Learning Commission 2021 reaccreditation.  

Join this session to better understand CAS and the steps taken within a program review. Participants will be given standards and self-assessment guides to walk through an example of the program review process. Hear from Fraternity & Sorority Programs and THINK TANK colleagues who have implemented a CAS program review and used the results to improve their own practices.


  • Lucas Schalewski, Assessment, Research, & Grant Development
  • Cassandra Hirdes, THINK TANK
  • Lauren Lief, Fraternity & Sorority Programs