Assessments/Evaluations

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

Student Learning Outcomes 
Results of the ACHA Fall 2010 survey, background information, definitions, examples of SLOs, and resources.

Section Needs Assessments
Visit your section page to see the results of past needs assessments or participate in current needs assessments [members only].

Prevention of Sexual Violence on Campus — An Assessment Tool [doc]
A component of Shifting the Paradigm: Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Toolkit. This toolkit provides facts, ideas, strategies, conversation starters, and resources for everyone on campus who cares about the prevention of sexual violence.

ACHA Programs

ACHA-National College Health AssessmentThe ACHA-National College Health Assessment is a nationally recognized research survey that provides current, relevant, and precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more. Data also includes Impediments to Academic Performance (see "Data Highlights").

The Patient Satisfaction Assessment Service gauges patient satisfaction and provides insight into the quality and performance of a college or university health service. Accreditation processes typically entail some form of organizational self-assessment of quality of care or services. The ACHA-PSAS can provide this self-assessment.

ACHA’s Peer Review Assistance Program  (PRAP) for institutional health services can help you address a variety of college health related subjects, whether you are looking to create a business plan, develop a student health insurance/benefits plan, build new facilities, increase utilization, evaluate health programming, and more. The Peer Review Assistance Program utilizes college health professionals who act as peer reviewers to help you address these issues. You set the objectives that determine how in-depth the peer review will be.

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

College Health Surveillance Network
The College Health Surveillance Network (CHSN) is the first ever college health database using electronic medical records. Funded by the CDC, the CHSN is gathering health information on over 600,000 students from 19 colleges across the US, giving a clearer picture of student utilization of college health services.  

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
CAS has been the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs since its inception in 1979. The CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (7th edition) is available at the CAS website.

ACHA Primary Liaison to CAS
Stacy Andes, MA, EdD
Villanova University
stacy.andes@villanova.edu

Alternate ACHA Liaison to CAS
Alicia K. Czachowski, MPH, CHES
Columbia University
akc2155@columbia.edu

CAS Standards  [ACHA members only]
The following standards are developed through a consensus model of member associations and other experts, including ACHA.

  • CAS General Standards 
  • CAS Standards: Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
  • CAS Standards: Clinical Health Services
  • CAS Standards: Counseling Services
  • CAS Standards: Health Promotion Services