Student Affairs Announces Excellence in Assessment 2016 Award Recipients

Posted on 10/25/2016 2:11:03 PM

Decoster Award Recipients 2016
LGBTQIA Support and IUP Health Service are joint recipients of the 2016 David A. DeCoster Excellence in Assessment Award.  

Now in its seventh year, the annual award recognizes an outstanding assessment project completed by one or more members of the Student Affairs Division during the prior academic year.

Tedd Cogar received the DeCoster Award for the Ally Development Training Project, which used a pretest and post-test exercise that focused on LGBTQIA ally development terms as a way of engaging attendees and measuring student learning that had occurred at training. Fall assessment results were also used to refine spring Ally Training to address a need for increased knowledge in gender and sexual orientation terminology and comprehension. 

Jeanne Shoulders and Melissa Dick received the DeCoster Award recognition on behalf of IUP Health Service for closing the assessment loop by using the findings from an anonymous survey to establish low-cost HIV testing, counseling, education, intervention, and referral for treatment (if necessary) at IUP Health Service. 

The annual award was presented during the Division of Student Affairs Assessment Workshop on Friday, October 21. The workshop featured guest speaker Dr. Terry Rhodes, who discussed Student Affairs Best Practices in Data-Driven Decision Making.