Results 2018-06-07T09:44:31+00:00

Summary Reports

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Leadership
Student Employment
High Impact Practice (HIP)
Orientation
Retention / Persistence
International /Global
Learning in the Co-Curricular
Diversity and Inclusion
Alumni / Family
DSA Division Initiatives
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Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
MSC CAMAC Mi Casa es Su Casa 2016-2017

Since 2005, MSC CAMAC has featured the program Mi Casa Es Su Casa whose purpose is to develop
a support system for Hispanic students, especially freshmen and transfer students. It is an opportunity
for Hispanic students to interact with Hispanic professors as the latter prepare a home cooked meal in
their house. The 2016-2017 year dinners where hosted monthly from September through April, except
December, January and March. The MSC CAMAC leadership wanted to understand the student experiences with the program,
especially its effect on the participating students’ motivation to stay in college through graduation. A
survey was designed to collect this information and given to students after their participation in each
dinner; the assessment results are highlighted in the attached report.

Memorial Student Center   06/07/2017
Student Conference on Latino Affairs (SCOLA) 2017

The Student Conference on Latino Affairs (SCOLA) provides an opportunity for students to discuss issues that impact the Latino community and provides a stimulating educational environment through a variety of speakers. The conference occurred on March 3-5 2017, and this year’s theme was ¡Con Ganas!: Building a Legacy. The goal of the conference was to explore how one can grow as an individual and a professional while maintaining and fostering one’s identity/culture. The attached summary report provide assessment results from a survey distributed to conference attendees near the end of the event.

Memorial Student Center   05/25/2017
MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference San Antonio and Houston Trips

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Abbott Family Leadership Conference (AFLC) is a five day event which introduces sophomore and junior student delegates to former students of Texas A&M University and leaders in industry who share experiences of incorporating values and ethics into their professional and personal lives. MSC AFLC sponsors two separate conferences, one in San Antonio (January 25-29, 2017) and one in Houston (March 1-5, 2017). MSC AFLC also sponsors additional pre-conference events that include all delegates. Different students attend each trip. MSC AFLC addresses four “pillars” in their pre-conference events and at both conferences: ethics, importance of family, service, and values. In 2016, MSC AFLC determined as its learning outcome for all conference and pre-conference events that delegates will be able to recognize an ethical dilemma and apply rational decision-making in order to address it after participating in conference activities. Evaluations of each conference and surrounding pre-conference events also include assessing delegates’ awareness, knowledge and application of the four pillars as a result of the delegates’ participation. The summary report attached present the assessment results regarding the student experiences from both the San Antonio and Houston trips.

Memorial Student Center   05/26/2017
Brand Awareness and Participation Survey

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) at Texas A&M University has been the student union on campus since 1951. It is a building, and a department in the Division of Student Affairs which provides students with academic, cultural awareness, arts programs, leadership development and services opportunities. The MSC Student Programs Office (SPO) wanted to conduct an assessment to learn what Texas A&M students, faculty and staff know and understand about the MSC, especially students’ understanding that the MSC is also a programming organization, not just a building. The MSC also wanted feedback regarding students’ use of the Flag Room within MSC, and their opinions about the Flag Room’s current food, drink and meeting usage policy. The attached summary report provides the results of that assessment.

Memorial Student Center   05/22/2017
Memorial Student Center Alumni Survey Spring 2017

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) has been the student union at Texas A&M University since 1951. In addition to being a building on campus, the MSC is also a department in the Division of Student Affairs providing students with academic, cultural awareness and arts programs. The MSC Student Programs Office provides leadership development opportunities for students involved in any of the 19 committees or various trips and service experiences.The MSC keeps track of many former students who were involved in MSC committees and leadership opportunities. The department leadership wanted to understand the impact of the MSC leadership experience after they graduate, specifically related to the institution’s undergraduate learning outcomes. The attached summary report provides the results of the assessment conducted in Spring 2017.

Memorial Student Center   04/28/2017
MSC Diversity Survey Fall 2016

The Texas A&M Memorial Student Center (MSC) provides leadership development opportunities for students through its 16 programming committees and six resource areas. MSC leadership wanted to assess how MSC committee members and executive teams perceived the diversity initiatives toward creating an inclusive student union. The attached summary report provides the results of that assessment.

Memorial Student Center   02/01/2017
Memorial Student Center (MSC) Student Conference on National Affairs 63 Spring 2018

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) was founded in 1955 in order to bring national and foreign policy issues to Texas A&M University.The theme for SCONA 63 was “New World Disorder: Reconsidering America’s Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships” and was held February 15-17, 2018. The conference, which brings together delegates from all over the world, was assessed using a paper survey in effort to gauge the delegates' experiences with the conference. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey.

Memorial Student Center   04/13/2018
Memorial Student Center (MSC) Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) 2016

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) is an annual event that occurs the week before the fall semester begins; this year’s conference was held on August 23th through August 25th, 2016. Program outcomes for the conference included giving new student leaders the opportunity to network with other leaders, staff, administrators and former students. MSC FLC also intended for delegates to increase their perspective of leadership, and understand how globalization affects everyone. Conference activities, such as focus group sessions, speakers, and group activities, are designed to accomplish all aspects of the program outcomes. The attached summary report provides results from the survey given to the delegates to assess their experience with the conference.

Memorial Student Center   12/21/2016
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
MSC Officer Student Learning Outcome Spring 2016

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) provides leadership development opportunities for students through its 16 programming committees and six resource areas. Each includes student officers who bring higher levels of experience to lead the committees and resource areas. The MSC wanted to more fully understand the MSC officer student experience and measure their learning within their officer role as it relates to the Texas A&M undergraduate learning outcome of working collaboratively. The attached report summarizes the results of the analysis of the learning assessed as result of these MSC Officers experiences during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Memorial Student Center   07/26/2016
MSC SCOLA 30th Annual Student Conference on Latino Affairs

The MSC Student Conference on Latino Affairs (SCOLA) sponsors a conference yearly and this year's conference occurred on April 5-7 2018, and its theme was Influential Voices: Shaping Perspective through Representation. The conference featured five keynote speakers and 15 workshops. The goal of the conference was to explore how one can grow as an individual and a professional while maintaining and fostering one’s identity/culture. Delegates attend the MSC SCOLA conference from colleges and universities from all over the country. The attached report is a summary of the results of the conference evaluation completed by delegates at the conference.

Memorial Student Center   05/30/2018
MSC FLI Costa Rica Service Learning Trip

Trip participants were provided a pre-trip assessment, trip assessment, and post-trip assessment at different points during the experience in order to gauge how well the outcomes were met and the overall impact of this experience.

Memorial Student Center   06/02/2018
MSC CAMAC Amig@s 2016-2017

In 2016, MSC CAMAC was awarded a Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant to fund two featured programs. Those programs include the current and growing Mi Casa es Su Casa, which provides a support system for Hispanic students through interaction with Hispanic professors as the latter prepares a home cooked meal in their home, and a new initiative, MSC CAMAC Amig@s. This new initiative is a mentoring program that pairs current MSC CAMAC members with first-year and/or first-generation Latina/o students, with the hope that participants will become engaged with MSC CAMAC and other programs/organizations/services on campus. MSC CAMAC Amig@s assists students in acclimating to campus life, becoming involved, and helps them find a home away from home. The grant money funds services such as retreats and trainings, and the MSC CAMAC advisor and leaders believe that involvement in the program will positively impact participants’ persistence to their second year of college and beyond to graduation. The attached assessment report summarizes assessments provided to participants attending the three Gatherings offered in the spring semester, which involved attendance at the theatrical & chorale performance, Conspirare: Considering Mathew Shepard, the musical film Chico & Rita and a résumé writing workshop and the year end reflection exercise.

Memorial Student Center   07/06/2017
MSC CAMAC Amig@s 2017-2018

In 2016, MSC CAMAC was awarded a Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant to fund two featured programs. Those programs include the current and growing Mi Casa es Su Casa, which provides a support system for Hispanic students through interaction with Hispanic professors as the latter prepares a home cooked meal in their home, and a new initiative, MSC CAMAC Amig@s. A peer mentoring program pairs current MSC CAMAC members with first-year and/or first-generation Latina/o students, and has established four core pillars; academics, identity, culture and legacy. Benefits to becoming an MSC CAMAC Amig@s mentor includes developing interpersonal relationship, time management skills, and gaining leadership experience. Mentees benefit from one on one meetings with their mentors, colegas (Texas A&M faculty or staff), and are given opportunities to develop transferable skills, like communication and time management skills. The attached report summarizes the results of five assessments given to both mentees and mentors regarding their training and experience with the program during different points of time during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Memorial Student Center   06/22/2018
MSC FISH Freshman Outcomes Assessment - Spring 2018

MSC FISH is comprised of approximately 90 freshmen, 18 assistant directors (often sophomore leaders), and seven executive directors (often upper-class students). The structure of the organization includes four subcommittees, which is where most of the work for their programs happen. Each member has the opportunity to serve on one of the four subcommittees to plan and implement a variety of programs and projects. Additionally, MSC FISH has nine “schools” each lead by two assistant directors and includes 10 freshmen. The schools are the social aspect of the organization such as hanging out, planning gatherings, and going on road trips.

Student Life Studies has worked with MSC FISH for 11 years to assess the experience of its members. The MSC FISH leadership team developed learning outcomes in the fall of 2011 for each level of membership in the organization and this year’s assessment was focused on measuring the outcomes for the freshmen.

Memorial Student Center   06/19/2018
Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
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