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Department of Business Operations | Division of Student Affairs | Clemson University


Assessment Team & Assessment Liaisons

A best practice in student affairs is to have a division-level assessment team or committee focused on leveraging the knowledge, experience, and resources of multiple departments to support a culture of evidence and continuous improvement. Assessment liaisons from each department comprise the Assessment Team.



The role of the Assessment Team is to:


  • coordinate a division strategy that considers departments’ needs to gather data with survey fatigue
  • connect what is occurring across departments that contributes to divisional and institutional goals
  • support in the execution, analysis, and sharing of findings with division/institution-wide projects
  • create a community of learners and assessment training opportunities to support staff
  • assist in the development and execution of a program review


In addition to serving on the Assessment Team, an Assessment Liaison is expected to:


  • share, promote, and model the philosophy of assessment and evaluation to create and sustain a culture of evidence and continuous improvement
  • communicate areas of opportunity to build staff competence and confidence in assessment and evaluation staff to the Assessment Team to inform resources and training
  • encourage wide-participation in opportunities to develop knowledge and skills
  • approach work through the lens of data governance and identify how best to onboard or train staff
  • maintain a catalogue of departmental data assets, access, and classifications
  • assist in developing a departmental assessment plan by cataloguing and monitoring the assessment projects and how they align with core functions, strategies, and metrics
  • track metrics through division dashboards and the Campus Labs Planning Module
  • share resources, ideas, and best practices with Assessment Team to promote divisional development
  • work with supervisor to incorporate assessment responsibilities into performance evaluations

Assessment Liaisons

Table contains list of departments and their designated assessment liaisons. Email addresses are provided.
Department Assessment Liaison Email Address
Campus Activities & Events Pam Davis pamela@clemson.edu
Campus Recreation Chris Cox ccox3@clemson.edu
Campus Recreation Robert Taylor rtaylo4@clemson.edu
Center for Student Leadership & Engagement Myles Surrett surrett@clemson.edu 
Community Achievement & Empowerment  DeOnte Brown  deonteb@clemson.edu 
Fraternity & Sorority Life Dr. Gary Wiser gwiser@clemson.edu
Michelin Career Center Tracy Austin  austin5@clemson.edu 
Office of Advocacy & Success Kathy Cauthen kcauthe@clemson.edu
Office of Community & Ethical Standards Laura Clay  ljclay@clemson.edu 
Residential Learning & Residential Living  Dr. Suzanne Price  mjprice@clemson.edu 
Student Affairs Business Operations - Chair Dr. Kristin Walker-Donnelly kwalke2@clemson.edu
Student Affairs Publications Deborah Allen deborra@clemson.edu
Student Health Services Hollie Summey hsummey@clemson.edu