Student Affairs Research and Assessment


Armstrong’s Mission
Armstrong is teaching-centered and student-focused, providing diverse learning experiences and professional programs grounded in the liberal arts.

Research and Assessment Mission:
In 2012, under the leadership of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Office of Research and Assessment for Student Affairs was established. The office is responsible for implementing and monitoring the cycle of assessment for the purpose of improving programs and services throughout the Division of Student Affairs. 

In alignment with Armstrong’s Strategic Goal 2, to “ensure that transformative student learning occurs inside and outside the classroom,” our officesupports research and assessment efforts within Student Affairs to maximize learning opportunities for students.


  • Work with directors and staff throughout the Division in developing, maintaining, and conducting effective assessment activities.
  • Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff in the design, methodology, and administration of surveys.
  • Assist in the development of research questions and moderation of focus groups.
  • Provide feedback, as appropriate, on annual assessment plans and final assessment reports.
  • Author, present, and/or publish divisional and/or institutional reports as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to share research findings from institutional surveys (e.g. CIRP, NSSE, etc.)
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data in an effort to continuously improve divisional programs and services.
  • Update the Division about important developments in assessment and best practices in assessment and throughout higher education.