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Setting and Assessing Goals and Learning Outcomes

for Co-Curricular Programs

A Virtual Workshop

Presented by:

Linda Suskie

Weave Knowledge Center Expert

Date: Thursday, August 17th

Time: 2-4pm ET/11am-12pm PT

Enrollment Information:

To maximize interactions, seating is limited to 15 participants.


  • $225
  • $175: Weave Members

Who Should Attend?

  • Student Affairs Leaders
  • Assessment Leaders


  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


This webinar focuses on setting and assessing goals and learning outcomes in those programs beyond academic programs that help students learn and succeed, including co-curricular, student affairs, and academic support, and student support programs. (During the webinar, we’ll refer to all of these as co-curricular programs.) We’ll begin by discussing the characteristics of effective co-curricular programs. We’ll then move to the traits of effective, appropriate, and well-stated goals and learning outcomes for co-curricular programs. We’ll then talk about good assessment practices for co-curricular programs. We’ll wrap up with specific suggestions for assessments that may be appropriate for some of your institution’s co-curricular programs.

Participant Outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the characteristics of an effective co-curricular program.
  2. Articulate meaningful goals and learning outcomes for co-curricular programs.
  3. Explain the characteristics of effective assessment practices in co-curricular programs.
  4. Identify meaningful and appropriate assessments for co-curricular program goals and learning outcomes.

About the Instructor:

Linda Suskie

Author, Speaker, Consultant

Weave Knowledge Center Expert

Linda Suskie is an internationally recognized consultant, writer, speaker, and educator on a broad variety of higher education assessment and accreditation topics. Her books include Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide, one of the best-selling books on assessment in higher education, and Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability. Linda worked seven years as a vice president at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Her higher education experience includes work in assessment, institutional research, strategic planning, and quality management. Linda has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in assessment, educational research methods, writing, statistics, and developmental mathematics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative studies from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s in educational measurement and statistics from the University of Iowa.