What is ‘Oh no, it’s an assessment blog’?

A humorous resource for student affairs professionals who don’t like assessment but want to (or need to).

Do I need to be good with “numbers” to understand this blog (or find it at all interesting)?

No! We hope our blog is helpful and amusing to people who care about student and human development, whether they’re good with numbers or not.

Follow us on Twitter @ohnoblog

Blogger Bios:

Mark and Abby became friends at Miami University where they each earned an M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education and worked as academic advisers in residence life.


Abby C. Trout has also worked in orientation, honors, and career services and is passionate about assessing student learning and development. Abby earned her bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Northern Iowa, and after a short stint as a French high school teacher, went to Miami. Abby is married and lives in Minnesota with her partner Chris and miniature dachshund Shelby. Currently, she is the Associate Director of the Career Center at Carleton College in Northfield, MN.


Mark Collyer is the Assistant Director of the Engineering Advising Center at the University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England University and spent two years working in the aerospace industry before heading to higher education for the free t-shirts. His fondness for assessment began while earning his master’s. Mark lives with his wife in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Go blue.

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