UPDATE: Due to an emergency that arose for our presenter, this webinar has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
This webinar will look at some recent developments and approaches to better support decision-making regarding student wellbeing at UBC. In particular, UBC is partway through the implementation of a new comprehensive and integrated approach to data, that:
- Aims to increase validity of survey-based population rates of key wellbeing issues
- Develops better understanding of the drivers of wellbeing issues
- Better supports evaluation of individual programs and interventions, under a common rubric, to support program improvement and inform broader policy and program discussions.
The webinar will share some of their learnings to date, as well as propose an option for a made-in-BC approach to comparative wellbeing data that could be developed in partnership with post-secondary institutions and other partners across BC.
We also look forward to a discussion about what evaluation methods and tools other campuses are currently using.
Ben Pollard is Director, Strategic Initiatives with the Vice-President Students Office at UBC Vancouver, and has responsibility for the Student Experience Evaluation and Research Unit, which conducts surveys, evaluation and research projects in support of program and policy decisions.
Ben’s area of research is decision-making in complex social policy areas. He has spent the last 15 years working on a broad array of policy areas within government, non-profit and post-secondary environments, with a focus on evaluation, performance measurement/management, and decision support.
Stakeholders from post-secondary institutions who have an interest in and/or responsibility for assessment and evaluation of programs/initiatives/policies/services that have an impact on student wellbeing.
There is no cost to participate in any of our webinars, however, you are required to register prior to the event in order to receive the participation instructions. Please note that space is limited, so you are encouraged to register early.