James Madison University

2012 NASPA GRAND Gold Excellence Award


CARS faculty and students were part of the assessment team that was awarded the 2012 NASPA GRAND Gold Excellence Award. Their submission was titled “Implementation Fidelity and Outcomes Assessment for Transfer Orientation: Making Empirically-Based Decisions about Program Effectiveness.”

This national award is shared with the following collaborators: Sarah Sunde, Associate Director of Orientation; Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah, Director of Orientation;  Sara Finney, Associate Professor and Associate Assessment Specialist in CARS; Matthew Swain, Graduate Student & Assessment Consultant; Jerusha Gerstner, Graduate Student & Assessment Consultant.

This special honor is reserved for the top submission to this national student affairs organization (1 was chosen from 138 submissions) and is a testament to the excellent student affairs programming and assessment work at JMU.

Read the NASPA’s Forum newsletter outlining the 2012 Excellence Award honorees

Read Jerusha & Matt's perspective of the influence of engaging in this award winning work on their professional development.