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Student Learning, Planning, & Assessment

Student Learning, Planning and Assessment coordinates the division’s contributions to student learning, experiential learning, and student retention through continuous improvement practices and the strategic alignment of divisional and departmental efforts in support of the Student Affairs’ vision, values, and priorities as well as the University’s strategic plan.

This work supports the development of innovative programming and initiatives in an inclusive and collaborative manner. Assessment is built into program design and utilizes a growth mindset philosophy to improve the student experience by measuring the division’s impact on student learning, success, retention, and graduation.

In other words, we help teams determine how their work impacts students and how this work fits into the larger UWM student experience.


Kelly Ball ImageStudent Learning, Planning, and Assessment is led by Kelly Ball, Ph.D. She has worked in higher education in various roles, including measuring the effectiveness of student success initiatives as well as developing and submitting grant proposals for government and private funding. Kelly serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team and is passionate that higher education can bring about transformative change in students and those who work with students.