Zach Clark, director of Student Activities
and Assessment for the Student Cooperative Association, authored an article about effective assessment in student activities programs in the April 2018 edition of Campus Activities Programming, the monthly periodical of the National Association for Campus Activities.
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The article, titled "Closing That Loop: Effective Assessment in Student Activities," is the featured article of the edition. It provides student activities professionals and student affairs educators an overview of assessment and evaluation processes in action, while also demonstrating ways to help "close the loop" in those processes and affect positive change in programming. Those interested in viewing the article may do so by visiting the online depository.
Clark has been actively involved with NACA since 2004, and has contributed to the development of the field through presentations at national conventions and periodical publications. Additionally, since 2016, he has served on the Research and Scholarship Group, the research, scholarship, assessment, and evaluation committee of NACA, which was
convened to advance the research agenda of the association and to
support scholarly endeavors in student activities and campus life.
is a 2007 graduate from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania,
where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history education, and a 2009
graduate from IUP, where he earned his master’s degree in student
affairs in higher education. He is currently celebrating his ninth year at IUP.