|Report Title||Brief Description||Sponsoring Department||Summary Report||Highlights||Completed|
|Academic Peer Mentors Presentations||
Academic Peer Mentors offer weekly topic-based presentations related to study skills and techniques; there are ten different presentations offered throughout the year. Academic Support Initiatives wanted to assess the effectiveness of these academic skill presentations offered by the APMs. The results will be used to ensure the identified learning outcomes for each presentation are being met and improve the presentations in the future. This is the first time Student Life Studies worked with Academic Support Initiatives to assess these academic presentations.
|Career Closet Patron Satisfaction Student Government Association Spring 2016||
The TAMU Career Closet, part of the Student Government Association, in the spring of 2016 began various business attire (dress shirts, ties, suits, skirts, etc.) available for rent by any Texas A&M University student for up to five business days. Their executive staff wanted to assess customer satisfaction with the services and products of the Career Closet, and a survey was developed that was given to students upon return of the clothes to the Career Closet. The attached report summarizes the results of those surveys.
|Global Leadership Initiatives Program Spring 2016||
The Global Leadership Initiatives Program focuses on developing a context of international awareness, regional expertise, and language competence among the cadets at Texas A&M University. The Corps Global Leadership Initiatives Program is a partnership between the Corps of Cadets, the Department of International Studies, the Study Abroad Programs Office, and the Confucius Institute. Each year, cadets apply for one of the international trips. This year there were three different trips planned: Mexico, Japan, and Israel. The Corps of Cadets wanted to understand the experiences of the cadets on these trips, and three different surveys were developed in effort to measure the cadets' experiences in each country. The attached report summarizes the results of those assessments.
|Corps of Cadets||07/19/2016|
|Leadership and Service Center Spring Leadership Exchange Program Spring 2016||
The Spring Leadership Exchange (SLE) is an international exchange between Texas A&M – College Station and Texas A&M – Qatar. The Leadership and Service Center, in the Department of Student Activities, provides students participating in the program structured opportunities to learn about global leadership and the importance of service to society.The first half of the exchange was on TAMU-College Station campus from February 26 – March 4, 2016. The week-long schedule included a mix of social, cultural, and educational activities designed to expose the TAMU-Qatar students to various aspects of life in College Station and – to a broader extent – the United States. The last half of the exchange took place in Doha at the TAMU-Qatar campus from March 11-18, 2016. Similar to the first half of the exchange, there were social, cultural, and educational activities, which exposed the TAMU-College Station students to Doha. A survey was developed to assess the experiences of the participants of the Spring Leadership Exchange, and the attached report summarizes the results of that survey.
|Student Worker Learning Outcomes Focus Groups||
The Memorial Student Center (MSC) offices (Box Office, OPAS, Student Programs Office or SPO) developed student learning outcomes for their student employees for the 2015-2016 academic year focused on active listening as a component of the Texas A&M University learning outcome for undergraduates of demonstrating effective communication. During the MSC student employee retreat held in August, students were asked to identify major components of active listening (identified as pay attention, show you are listening, provide feedback, defer judgement and respond appropriately) and choose one on which to focus during the 2015-2016 academic year. Supervisors then met with their students throughout the year to gauge progress and ensure students were still focused on improving their chosen component. The MSC supervisors wanted to evaluate the student employees’ learning regarding this outcome and contacted Student Life Studies (SLS) to help create an assessment, and decided on a near end- of- term focus group, which would include approximately 50% of the MSC student employees. The attached report summarizes the findings of the MSC Focus Groups.
|Memorial Student Center||07/20/2016|
|Division of Student Affairs Aggies RISE Student Employee Assessment Spring 2016||
In 2012,based on the University of Iowa's GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) program, the TAMU Division of Student Affairs (DSA) created Aggies RISE (Reflecting and Integrating Student Employment) to assess what students were learning from their student worker positions within the DSA. In 2012-2013 the Aggies RISE committee developed a pre- and post-survey to measure these identified outcomes. In addition, supervisors volunteered that year to be part of the pilot project to have conversations with their student workers using a structured interview protocol. The purpose was to have students reflect on how their on-the-job learning may have an impact on their academics and career choices.In 2016,
|LeaderShape® Catalyst™ 2015-2016||
The LeaderShape® Catalyst™ is a one day student program offered each semester through the Leadership and Service Center(LSC) within the Department of Student Activities. LeaderShape® Catalyst™ was held at Texas A&M University October 10, 2015 and March 5, 2016. The attached report summarizes the results of a session feedback paper survey measuring satisfaction distributed near the end of each program by the LeaderShape® Catalyst™ facilitator. The Leadership and Service Center also want to assess the participants' progress towards achieving the learning outcomes LSC set forth for the program, so the report also includes the results of that assessment as well.
|Assessment Training Series Fall 2015 – Spring 2016||
One goal for Student Life Studies is to educate and develop staff within the Division of Student Affairs about assessment. To accomplish this goal, the department coordinated a series of training workshops throughout the year for division staff members. The following assessment topics were covered during the 2015-2016 academic year:
Using assessment results for program/service improvements
Student Life Studies wanted to assess the session participants to understand the effectiveness of the workshops and the intended learning outcomes. The attached report summarizes the results of the variety of assessments used by Student Life Studies during the sessions in 2015-2016.
|Student Life Studies||07/29/2016|
|The Big Event Community Survey Spring 2016||
The Big Event is a committee of the Student Government Association (SGA). and it organizes the the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation where students of Texas A&M University come together to say ‘Thank You’ to the residents of Bryan and College Station, by performing acts of service. After the April 2nd 2016 service experience, students provided a survey to the resident for them to provide feedback regarding the service provided. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey.
|Customer Satisfaction Survey- DoIT Customer Support Summer 2016||
In July 2016, a survey was developed and delivered to assess DSA staff satisfaction with DoIT customer support, focusing on the areas of workstation, software and end user support. The survey results were intended to provide information regarding the customer satisfaction level which would be used to improve the customer service that the DoIT Service Desk provides to the staff within the Division of Student Affairs. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey..
|Assessment Boot Camp May 2016||
In 2016, Student Life Studies developed and hosted its first Assessment Boot Camp on May 24, 2016. Assessment Boot Camp was an all-day professional development opportunity for division staff members. The training covered the assessment cycle, assessment processes, designing quality assessment instruments, and understanding assessment results. Student Life Studies used multi modal assessment instruments, including surveys, rubrics, and document review to measure (both directly and indirectly) participants' learning and the effectiveness of Assessment Boot Camp. The attached report summarizes the results of those assessments.
|Student Life Studies||08/15/2016|
|University Art Galleries Marketing Focus Groups||
University Art Galleries within the Division of Student Affairs, include the Stark Galleries and Forsyth Galleries locate within the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus. February 2016, University Art Galleries contacted Student Life Studies to assist in assessing the Texas A&M University (TAMU) student community’s perceptions of the University Art Galleries’ programs, exhibitions and special events and get student input on marketing. The attached report summarizes the assessment results from a series of focus groups which comprised of student participants.
|University Art Galleries||08/26/2016|
|Student Life Studies Client Focus Groups Summer 2016||
One goal for Student Life Studies is to provide quality assessment services to facilitate client planning and decision-making. To measure this goal and associated outcomes, the department conducted focus groups with clients to understand the effectiveness and quality of the services offered. Focus groups are conducted approximately every three years, with the first focus groups being completed in summer 2009. The attached report summarizes the results coming out of the focus groups.
|Student Life Studies||09/12/2016|
|Aggie Up! Noise Abatement Course Off-Campus Student Services January - August 2016||
Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life created a three-hour class for off campus Texas A&M students who have been found in violation of College Station’s noise ordinances. The course was developed in conjunction with the police department, OCSS, Student Conduct Office in Student Life, the Texas A&M Student Government Association, and the municipal court. A College Station judge can assign the course as an option for first-time violators. Students pay to enroll in the class, and if they successfully complete it, the judge will reduce their sanction. The attached report summarizes the assessment of the participating student's experience with the course immediately following it and another follow-up survey sent approximately six weeks after students completed the course.
|Offices of the Dean of Student Life||09/19/2016|
|Student Life Studies Customer Service Surveys 2015-2016||
One goal for Student Life Studies is to provide quality assessment services to facilitate client planning and decision-making. Student Life Studies wanted to assess clients who utilized the department’s services to understand their satisfaction and use of assessment results in making program improvements. Student Life Studies has conducted various forms of a client assessment since 2005. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey sent to clients during the 2015-2016 academic year.
|Student Life Studies||09/27/2016|
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