Student Affairs Assessment & Planning

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Student Affairs Assessment and Planning provides individual evaluation consultation to the units in Student Affairs. Student Affairs is dedicated to advancing student success through data-centered decision making. This is achieved through administering large-scale studies, providing consultation services for units, and assistance with planning, analysis, data access, and reporting.

If you have questions, please contact Interim Director of Assessment and Planning, Dr. Beth Hoag at

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Student Affairs Research Approval (SARA) Process

Another important assessment function is the administration of the Student Affairs Research Approval (SARA) Process. The primary goal is to ensure that no one student subpopulation receives countless requests to participate in research projects. Routine end of the semester class evaluations are excluded from the SARA process. All research projects on students must be approved through the SARA process. For more details and forms visit Research Approval.

Submit SARA Here

Faculty Senate Policy

The Faculty Senate has a policy Governing Electronic Surveys and Questionnaires directed to Students, Faculty Members, or Staff of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. See the policy here: