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Student Affairs Assessment & Research


The mission of Student Affairs Assessment & Research (SAAR) is to create a culture of assessment and promote data-driven decision making in Student Affairs to enhance the student experiences of UCR’s diverse student population. We provide consultations, services, and support to Student Affairs departments related to assessment, research, survey administration, statistical data analysis, and program evaluation.

SAAR conducts socially just assessments and research projects to fulfill Student Affairs’ mission of cultivating a meaningful student experience. We assess the following strategic themes from the UCR Division of Student Affairs 2025 Strategic Plan:

  1. Transform the Student Experience
  2. Create Collaborative Partnerships
  3. Establish Organizational Excellence
  4. Foster and Advancing Social Justice


Contact Us

Hayden Harris







Hayden Harris, Ph.D. (they/them/theirs)
Manager of Student Affairs Assessment & Research 
2122 Hinderaker Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-5968