Assessment in Higher Education: Spring Professional Development Institute (PDI) @ Edgewood, April 11, 2014

Join us in Madison for a one day drive-in Professional Development Institute!
More information is available below as well as under the Professional Development dropdown menu.

Assessment in Student Affairs
Friday, April 11th 2014
Edgewood College
Madison, WI

PDI Registration
PDI Payment
Any questions concerning the PDI please contact Jason Bertrand, WCPA President-Elect at or (608) 785-8087.
PDI Schedule 
9:00 – 9:45 AM: Check-in / Continental Breakfast
9:45 – 10:00 AM: Welcome and Announcements
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Program Session I
11:15 – 12:15 PM: Program Session II
12:15 – 1:15 PM: Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 PM: Program Session III
2:30 – 3:30 PM: Program Session IV
3:30 PM: Closing Session / Wrap-up
Session I: Dr. Sarah Kuba, UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Director of Assessment, will give a general introduction to assessment in higher education including good practices, goals and objectives, types of assessment, and closing the assessment loop.
Session II: Anne Hoffmann, Asst. Director for Health and Wellness Programs, from UW-SP will share Maki’s assessment cycle which is widely used in higher education. Anne will bring what we are learning into relevant practice.
Session III: Kelly Wickersham, doctoral student at UW-Madison, will speak about various assessment instruments and how to figure out which to use.
Session IV: Dr. Patrick Barlow will wrap things up by working with us on specific assessment practice we are currently working with and how we can improve or start assessment in our work.
There will be a post PDI social with Madison Student Personnel Association (SPA) at HotelRED. Cash bar and food will be available.
Hotel Information

Planning to come the night before?

For State Employees: Madison DoubleTree
Group Name: WCPA-State Employees
Or call the hotel direct at 608-251-5511 and reference code WC4

For non-state employees: Madison DoubleTree
Group name: WCPA
Or call the hotel direct at 608-251-5511 and reference code W10

Welcome to the WCPA Website!

The Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA) is a State Division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and is dedicated to the professional development of its members.

WCPA aims to offer low cost, high quality professional development opportunities to our members.

Online Membership Form

WCPA has adopted the philosophy that all professionals and graduate students in Wisconsin working in student affairs and higher education can now automatically become members of WCPA once they completed the online membership form.

Membership in WCPA is open to anyone working in higher education or in transition and is free of charge.

WCPA Campus Contacts List

Sponsored by the Commission for Graduate Students & New Professionals (GSNP).

Looking for a low-commitment way to share your unique campus experience with new professionals or current graduate students? Consider becoming a Campus Contact!

Individual Campus Contacts will become part of a list that WCPA members can access in order to learn more about a specific Wisconsin campus or about a specific office/unit within.

Interested? Submit your information here.

Question about the program can be directed to Stephanie Salazar Kann, GSNP Commission Chair, at

WCPA Commissions

The WCPA commissions shall be open to all members of WCPA and will provide an opportunity to discuss broad issues facing all areas of student affairs.

Commission members are expected to participate in commission teleconference and follow through on research projects, program recruitment or development, and award submission recruitment or development. Commission members will also promote WCPA, encourage colleagues to join WCPA and become involved in the organization in some way.

Commissions will meet via teleconference as necessary and meet at the annual conference to receive updates on WCPA business and to discuss contributions each commission can make to WCPA. Commissions will be relied upon heavily to recruit program presenters at the annual conference and PDI. Commissions will also be relied upon heavily to nominate individuals for WCPA awards. Each commission will be encouraged to research topics, share resources through email list serves, and recruit members to become involved in the commission’s work.