Assessment & Consulting Services

Harvard College Institutional Research provides the following Assessment Workshops & Consulting Services:
Harvard College Institutional Research (HCIR) is offering a series of 8 workshops for free, to help you assess the effectiveness of your services, programs, events, etc. using the approach of an Outcome-Based Assessment Process. We hope that this workshop series will provide a practical guide and framework of Assessment. If you are interested in how to create an Assessment Plan to understand the value and outcomes of your programs, services, seminars, and how to collect feedback for improvements using surveys, how to use Qualtrics, how to create a dashboard, how to run a focus group, and how to analyze survey data… you can sign up for these workshops. At the end of the first two workshops, you will be able to create your assessment plan. Please click here for a desciprtion of these 8 workshops.

Here are some sample comments that participants voluntarily sent after the workshops:
"This has been one of the best training series that I have taken while at Harvard and it has been incredibly helpful"
"Love the documents! it's super helpful and makes doing this work more tangible/accessible."
"A complex program that was very clearly explained. Thank you, Lynda!"
"I just wanted to send you a quick note and let you know that I really enjoyed the class today!"
"I really loved the workbook. Such a wonderful takeaway."
"These frameworks are super-helpful!"
"Im finding that crafting the outcome statements has made me re-do two of my objectives!"
"These sessions are incredibly helpful with planning our assessments!"
"This is an amazing training!"
"These are so helpful!"
"Great presentation!"
"Love the interactivity"
"This has been very helpful."

Workshop Schedule

Click here to register for the following workshops:

Workshop 1 Assessment Planning I: Goals, Objectives, Outcomes | Wed. Jan. 26, 2022 10-11 AM (finished)
Workshop 2 Assessment Planning II: Methods and Measures | Wed. February 16, 2022 10-11 AM (finished)
Workshop 3 Assessment Planning III: Survey Design, Focus Groups, and Interviews | Fri. March 18, 2022 10-11 AM (finished)
Workshop 4 Collect Survey Data and Generate Reports using Qualtrics | Fri. April 15, 2022 10-11 AM (finished)
Workshop 5 Data Reporting: How to Create a Dashboard | Wed. May 25, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 6 How to run a Focus Group | Wed. Jun. 22, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 7 Advanced Qualtrics | Wed. Jul. 20 10-11 AM
Workshop 8 Survey Data Analysis using Excel | Wed. Aug. 24 10-11 AM


With popular demand, we are scheduling these 8 workshops again for those who missed the above workshops or would like a refresher (the order of the workshops are slightly shifted from the above):

Workshop 1 Assessment Planning I: Goals, Objectives, Outcomes | Thu. Sep. 8, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 2 Assessment Planning II: Methods and Measures | Thu. Sep. 22, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 3 Data Collection: Survey Question Design| Thu. Oct 6, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 4 Data Collection: How to use Qualtrics | Thu. Oct 20, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 5 Data Collection: Advanced Qualtrics | Thu. Nov. 3, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 6 Data Collection: How to run a Focus Group | Thu. Nov. 17, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 7 Data Analysis: How to Analyze Data using Excel | Thu. Dec. 1, 2022 10-11 AM
Workshop 8 Data Reporting: How to Create an Easy-to-Update Dashboard | Thu. Dec. 15, 2022 10-11 AM


Workshops Presenter: Lynda Zhang, Senior Research Analyst/Manager, Harvard College Institutional Research