Director of Institutional Assessment, South Dakota State University

Jana M. Hanson joined South Dakota State University in August 2015 as the Director of Institutional Assessment. Prior to this appointment, she was a research analyst in the Department of Institutional Effectiveness at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The University of Iowa in 2013. As the director, Hanson is responsible for leading, maintaining, and improving institution-wide assessment programs that focus on student learning outcomes and institutional improvement; interpreting assessment results and training others in assessment, including mentoring for the formation of measurable learning outcomes.

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