Co-curricular Assessment

Cocurricular activities consist of “learning activities, programs and experiences that reinforce the institution’s mission and values and complement the formal curriculum” (Higher Learning Commission, 2020).

Student Affairs at Illinois provides quality programs, services, facilities, and living environments which support the curriculum and empower students to succeed at Illinois.  Assessment in Student Affairs is guided by the Director for Assessment and Planning and the Student Affairs Assessment Committee (SAAC).

Assessment Resources

These resources are intended to help Student Affairs Departments and Units assess their work. Resources are designed to guide units in reflection on prior learning outcomes assessment work and developing future plans.

Current Co-curricular Assessment Activities

Student Affairs at Illinois is participating in the campus-wide effort to systematically collect and effectively use assessment information on student learning outcomes.

Student Affairs units and departments have been actively engaging in learning outcomes assessment related to their plans since the 2017-2018 academic year. Progress is tracked periodically in discussions with Student Affairs Assessment Committee, as well as annually through formal reports.

Examples of past learning outcome assessment initiatives:

Resources and Support

The Director for Assessment and Planning supports all Student Affairs units with learning outcomes assessment.  The Student Affairs Assessment Committee (SAAC) offers  professional development workshops throughout the year to assist departments and units with their assessment efforts.  In addition, SAAC hosts an assessment conference every other year. You may also find helpful resources on the Student Affairs Assessment website.

More information on Student Affairs progress with learning outcomes assessment and planning can be obtained from the Student Affairs Assessment Committee.

Student Affairs Assessment Committee, 2023-2024


  • Beth Hoag, Ph.D., Director for Assessment and Planning, Student Affairs
  • Ryan Young, Ph.D. Director for Research and Assessment, Student Success, Inclusion, and Belonging