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Assessment and Evaluation

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What is Assessment and Evaluation?

The Assessment and Evaluation (A&E) team is situated within the Office of the Deputy Provost, Student Life and Learning (ODPSLL).

A&E plays a key role in ensuring that the decisions Student Life and Learning (SLL) makes are rooted in evidence-based research and carefully considers the students’ realities.

The role of Assessment and Evaluation

The A&E team’s mandate includes:

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive assessment frameworks for SLL aligned with the student life cycle.
  • Conducting program and service evaluations and benchmark studies.
  • Establishing appropriate data collection methodologies, implementing tools, and determining reporting metrics.
  • Working on strategic and cross-functional projects.
  • Information/data governance and building a cross-unit data ecosystem.
  • Reporting on the student experience and informing strategic enrolment management.
  • Leading reviews for SLL units to improve programming.
  • Training on A&E best practices and knowledge mobilization.

Benefits for the SLL Community

The benefits of Assessment and Evaluation:

  • ODPSLL is best placed to collect the right data at the right time in the student life cycle.
  • Create a data ecosystem that can be leveraged to use the data we collect to inform positive changes for students.
  • Increased capacity to report on progress and share insights with faculties, services, and university stakeholders.


Public Reports

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Student Life and Learning's Assessment & Evaluation promotes evidence-based service and program improvement through the use of surveys, interviews, focus groups, and consultations to improve McGill student experience. 

Assessment Toolkit

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Incorporating the assessment process into a programming timeline.

The COVID-19 Student Impact Survey

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The COVID-19 Student Impact Survey was launched in May 2020 to help units across the University better understand the student experience in the Winter 2020 term. These results highlight the experiences of current McGill students. They will be used along with the results of a new survey for incoming students to inform how we serve and support students in the coming year.

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