Tools & Support

The Division of Student Affairs utilizes a variety of tools to support the Division's assessment efforts and commitment to continuous improvement. This site provides an overview of the tools available to DSA staff and resources to support adoption and best practices.

DSA Assessment Tools

  • In addition to facilitating the registration process for student organizations, Owl Life is used by the Division of Student Affairs as a central repository of student engagement data.

    To access Owl Life, please use the button below. 


    To learn more about using Owl Life for Departmental use, please visit our Owl Life Support Site.


    Note: This site is intended to support the Departmental use of Owl Life within the Division of Student Affairs. To learn more about using Owl Life for Student Organizations, please visit the Department of Student Activities website.

  • Planning (formerly called ImproveKSU) is used by the Division of Student Affairs for assessment planning and reporting, end of year reporting, and program review.

    To access Planning, please use the button below.


    Note: DSA staff must first be added as a User to Planning in order to have access. If you do not currently have access to Planning and you believe you should, please email 

    To learn more about using Planning, please visit our Planning Support site:

    Planning Support 
  • Qualtrics is the Division of Student Affairs' preferred survey administration tool. All surveys distributed within the Division of Student Affairs should make use of Qualtrics whenever possible. 

    To access Qualtrics, please use the button below:

    Qualtrics Access

    Note: Division of Student Affairs' staff must be added to the DSA user group within Qualtrics before administering a survey. If you have not already notified Matt Khoury of your Qualtrics account, please do so before building and/or distributing survey(s). 

    To learn more about using Qualtrics, please see the Qualtrics Quick Start Guide provided by UITS.

Support Resources