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

Summary Reports

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Leadership
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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
T-Camp Counselor/Teamer/Co-Chair and Participant Surveys 2017

T-Camp is an extended (three day), optional orientation camp for students who have previously attended another institution and are transferring to Texas A&M University for the fall semester. Participants travel to Trinity Pines in Trinity, Texas and stay in cabins. Two sessions of T- Camp were held; Session One was held on August 7-9, 2017 and Session Two was held on August 11-13, 2017. T-Camp is led by students currently attending Texas A&M and who have familiarity with transferring. The camp student staff is made up of directors, co-chairs, teamers, and counselors. Their goal is to help new transfer students establish relationships with fellow students and learn Texas A&M traditions. This report summarizes the results of assessments of both the camper and co-chair/counselor experience with T-Camp 2017.

Student Organization   12/21/2017
Recreational Sports Marketing Survey

The Department of Recreational Sports conducts a marketing assessment every few years to understand the effectiveness of their marketing efforts as well as monitor changes in how students gather information. This is the third time Rec Sports has worked with Student Life Studies on a marketing assessment.

Recreational Sports   06/04/2018
Student Media Non-Editor Assessment

Student Media wanted to understand what students gained through their employment experience and worked with Student Life Studies to specifically assess the students who were not in an editor role.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   06/02/2018
International Women’s Day Conference

The 2018 International Women’s Day Conference, Press for Progress, was held on the evening of Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The conference included performances, presentations, and small group discussions. The Women’s Resource Center wanted to assess the effectiveness of the conference.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   06/02/2018
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
Gilbert Leadership Conference 2017 Participant Evaluation

The Gilbert Leadership Conference (GLC) is a committee of the Student Government Association (SGA).founded in 2006 as a legacy of David Gilbert, the conference namesake, and selects freshmen delegates to participate to learn about the Texas A&M values and conference pillars.. Starting in early October and for the seven weeks leading up to the conference, delegates learn about character, service, and involvement and how to incorporate these values into their lives during the first semester on campus. The experience culminates with a four-day conference, held in November 9-12, 2017 in Dallas, TX. While at the conference, delegates listen to various speakers, participate in a service project, and interact with the Gilbert family. The attached report summarizes results of the pre-conference and conference evaluations delegates complete.

Student Organization   06/05/2018
GLBT Mentorship Program Spring 2017

The GLBT Resource Center Mentorship program offers support and guidance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning students (LGBTQ) within Texas A&M University. In 2016, this program was awarded a Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant, intending to sharpen its focus on retention, persistence, and graduation of students involved in the program. By connecting these students with a mentor who is like them, the Mentorship program proposes that its student participants will gain efficacy in persisting to graduation at Texas A&M University. The program outcomes were as follows:

• Create tangible support systems for students through interactions with faculty and staff in a mentoring capacity.
• Enhance the dialogue around LGBTQ+ student support amongst faculty and staff.
• Generate a sense of community for LGBTQ+ faculty and allies.
• Of the students who participate in the mentorship program, 90% will be retained in the program from the active mentorship year to the next full academic year.

Attached reports the summary of results of a survey sent to both mentors and mentees to assess their experiences with the GLBT Resource Center mentorship program.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   07/05/2017
Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) 2018: A Legacy in Living Color

In January 2018, the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) held its 30th annual conference on the campus of Texas A&M University. Program outcomes for this year's SBSLC included giving participants the opportunity to participate in workshops that will educate them on issues of leadership, community, health, relationships, culture, race and ethnicity. Participants would also be able to connect with with corporations and graduate schools in efforts to gain admissions into graduate programs or obtain internship and employment opportunities. SBSLC staff developed surveys to evaluate participants' and their advisers' experiences with the Career Fair, Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI), the overall conference, and events specifically developed for advisers. Individual workshop surveys were also developed, however the results of those surveys are not included in the attached report which highlights the results of the participants evaluations of the overall conference, career fair, ALI and adviser experience.

Multicultural Services   06/07/2018
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
Satellite Facility Needs Assessment Fall 2017

The Department of Recreational Sports maintains a more than 400,000 square foot facility visited by thousands of students, faculty, staff, and family members each year. The Rec Center (or “The Rec”) includes a weight and fitness room with over 32,000 square feet after renovation, which was completed at the end of 2016. The Rec Center also includes indoor track, handball/racquetball/squash courts, an indoor climbing wall, dance/activity rooms for classes, a natatorium, an outdoor activity area, equipment check out, locker rooms, and gymnasium spaces that can be divided for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and soccer. Staff from the Rec Center wanted to gather some information from students regarding a proposed building of an additional satellite recreational facility on campus. More specifically, the Rec Center staff wanted to gauge student opinion regarding the building of the satellite facility and its accompanying fee increase, as even with the most current expansion and renovation of the Rec Center, there is concern that it cannot meet the needs of the growing student population. The attached report provides a summary of the results of that needs assessment.

Recreational Sports   11/30/2017
Facilities Customer Service - Spring 2017

The Recreation Center (Rec Center) wanted to gather some information from students relating to their satisfaction of the Rec Center facility spaces and equipment, and interactions with their staff. More specifically, the Rec Center staff wanted to measure the satisfaction level with facility spaces since the expansion/renovation project was completed, to learn where improvements to operations can be made to make students' experiences at the Rec Center more enjoyable. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey sent to students to assess their satisfaction with the aforementioned aspects of the Rec Center.

Recreational Sports   06/14/2017
PAVE Team Lead and Peer Advisor Learning Outcomes Assessment 2016-2017

Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) is a “peer support program that connects incoming student veterans with student veterans already on campus in order to help them navigate college life, identify challenges they are facing, refer them to appropriate resources on or off campus, and provide ongoing support to their academic and personal ventures.” The PAVE program originated as a collaboration between the University of Michigan Depression Center and the Department of Psychiatry, and the Student Veterans of America. The Texas A&M University Veterans Resource and Support Center (VRSC) started offering student veterans the PAVE program in 2014. In the 2016-2017 academic year, over 120 student veterans participated, linked to approximately 15 Peer Advisors who assisted these incoming student veterans. Additionally, Peer Advisors were assigned one of three Team Leads, who were responsible for the management, coordination and training of their assigned Peer Advisors.

In 2016 PAVE was designated as a Division of Student Affairs High Impact Practice (HIP) for the participating Peer Advisors and Team Leads. The VRSC contacted Student Life Studies to provide assistance in assessing the defined learning outcome and the reflection exercise for the Peer Advisors and Team Leads. Rubrics were developed to measure interpersonal and written communication skills, adapted from the Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs Student Leader Learning Outcomes (SLLO) project interpersonal and written communication rubrics. The attached report summarizes the results of the assessment activities completed by the Peer Advisors and Team Leads.

Veteran Resource & Support Center   09/13/2017
Parent/Guardian Evaluation 2016-2017

The mission of the Becky Gates Children’s Center (BGCC) “…is to provide an exemplary, affordable, accessible early childhood education program for the children of students, staff, and faculty affiliated with Texas A&M University” (http://bgcc.tamu.edu/mission-and-goals/ ). The BGCC provides services to a diverse group of children and parents/guardians. Yearly, a parent/guardian evaluation survey is sent out in an effort to evaluate and continue to provide high quality services to children and parents/guardians. The survey was designed to assess both the overall quality of the center, parent/guardian perspectives of the inquiry-based curriculum and the individual classrooms at the BGCC. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey sent out in reference to the 2016-2017 school year.

Becky Gates Children’s Center   07/06/2017
Outdoor Adventures Spring 2017

The Department of Recreational Sports maintains a more than 400,000 square foot facility visited by thousands of students, faculty, staff, and family members each year. Outdoor Adventures, as part of the Department of Recreational Sports, notes on its website http://recsports.tamu.edu/outdoor-adventures that it “provides Texas A&M and the surrounding Bryan and College Station community with access to the outdoors. We offer a wide range of trips and classes, a large selection of outdoor gear to rent, and indoor rock climbing facility and other resources to get you in touch with the world around you.” The attached report summarizes an assessment sent to students to discover their motivation and barriers to participating in the trips offered through Outdoor Adventures.

Recreational Sports   07/21/2017
The Gardens Apartments Programs Survey, 2017-2018

The Gardens Apartments rents to Texas A&M graduate students, married students, students with a dependent child or children, international students, US military veteran students, students who are at least 21 years old or undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 semester hours or 2 semesters in residence at a 2 or 4 year college. Due to some changes, specifically the addition of the Peer Mentoring Program, the Gardens Apartments staff assessed current residents’ preferences regarding sponsored programs offered for all residents, as well as the residents’ perception of and experience with the Academic Peer Mentor program. The attached report summarizes the results of that assessment.

Residence Life   06/01/2018
Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
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