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Ellen Meents-DeCaigny, PhD

Ellen has been coordinating and directing assessment for DePaul’s division of student affairs for the past five years. She was responsible for developing and implementing the division’s integrated assessment model and creating formal processes to report results. Her responsibilities include chairing the division’s assessment committee, fostering a culture of assessment, increasing staff capacity around assessment, coordinating departmental assessment and research projects, coordinating divisional annual reporting processes, and sharing results.

Ellen has presented on the topic of assessment at the NASPA annual conference, NASPA Assessment and Retention conference, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities and has had an accepted presentation at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). She has also co-authored a chapter on a mixed methods approach to assessment in Student Affairs in an AIR monograph titled Using Mixed Methods in Institutional Research. Prior to her work in assessment, Ellen served DePaul for seven years as the director of academic enhancement, overseeing orientation and first-year experience.