NAU Assessment Fair

16th Annual NAU Assessment Fair

April 11, 2018 

 3:00 - 5:00p.m. 

High Country Conference Center  


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About 190 presenters and guests attended the 2017 NAU Assessment Fair.

The NAU Assessment Fair is an event of poster presentations representing the assessment efforts carried out by faculty, staff and students across the university. Posters reflect assessment projects ranging from student learning to student needs and satisfaction, as well as benchmarking studies and student usage of services and programs.



Abstracts are now being accepted for the 16th Annual Fair, which will be held at the High Country Conference Center on Wednesday, April 11, from 3 – 5 p.m

We welcome posters that showcase assessment including student learning and development, needs and satisfaction, and success. Posters may also display assessment processes, designs, and/or strategies, not just results of assessment studies. We invite you to review information about past fairs to see the wide range of assessment topics that have been presented. View abstracts from the 2017 fair. 


If you would like to present a poster, submit your abstract online. Abstracts should include a description of:
• Purpose of the project
• Theory and methods
• Results/findings (where applicable)
• Use or potential use of results

 Abstracts are due by the end of the day Wednesday, March 28th, and will be reviewed to ensure that all areas noted above are included. All poster submissions will be accepted unless no clear assessment focus is described in the abstract. You will be contacted if clarification is needed.


15th Annual NAU Assessment Fair

The 15th Annual Assessment fair was held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the High Country Conference Center, and included:

  • 36 Posters
  • 40 Participating University Programs, Committees, Offices, and Departments
  • 189 Guests and Presenters
  • 3 Roundtable Discussions with 20 Participants
  • 11 Judges


Poster Competition

The awards for best poster included Judges’ Choice, selected by a panel of judges, and People’s Choice, selected by popular vote.

 Judges’ Choice Winners

  • Sharon S. Doctor, Andrea Sequaptewa, and Simon Chief, Native American Student Services: Native Bridge to Success Program:A Four-Day Residential Program for Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Freshmen 
  • Megan Anderson, Campus Health Services; Campus Dining: Fruit & Vegetable Prescription: A Holistic Approach to Student Health 

People’s Choice Winners

  • Amanda Cornelius, Esther Cuellar, and Hannah Janiec, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid: Moving Forward: Using Staff Perspectives to Improve Campus Partnerships and Visibility 
  • Monica Manzur, Erika Stahl, and Stephen Hosburg, Peer Jacks: Peer Jacks: A Look at Lounge Space Use 

Judges' Choice Finalists

  • K Laurie Dickson and Becky Butcher, Vice Provost - Teaching, Learning Design, and Assessment: NAU's Efforts for Reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission 
  • Nick Rathbone, Jared Hopkins, and Margot Saltonstall, EMSA Analytics & Assessment: Who Are Survey Respondents at NAU?