Assessment Results2017-12-08T13:09:21+00:00

Summary Reports

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Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
DSA New Staff Orientation 2017-2018

The DSA New Staff Orientation half-day workshops held during 2017-2018 were mandatory for new staff within the DSA to attend. Three workshops were held throughout the year, on September 15th January 26th and May 25th to ensure new staff could attend a workshop near to their start date within the Division. Topics included the history and culture of Student Affairs at Texas A&M, current strategic initiatives, scope of services and resources available through the DSA (http://dsastaff.tamu.edu/NSO). Participants were also provided information regarding how to get involved in networking opportunities within and outside of the Division. At the end of the NSO participants receive surveys to provide feedback regarding their experience at the orientation. The attached report summarizes the results of those surveys.

Other   09/06/2018
Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017-2018

University Center & Special Events values high quality customer service and administers a customer satisfaction survey during the year to gather feedback from clients and understand their experiences. The department worked with Student Life Studies to assess customer satisfaction starting in 2009. However, the survey and process changed in the 2015-2016 academic year, with another revision to the assessment in 2017-2018. The attached report summarizes the results of the surveys taken during the year.

University Center & Special Events   09/05/2018
Division of Student Affairs Needs Assessment - Spring 2018

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) Staff Wellbeing and Appreciation Committee worked with graduate students in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program in developing a survey to understand division staff’s current behavior in the areas of wellbeing and appreciation, as well as what they needed in these areas. Additionally, the SAAHE students worked with Student Life Studies for the administration and analysis of the survey. This is the first time a survey focused on these topics has been conducted with staff in the Division of Student Affairs and the first assessment for this division-level committee.

Other   08/27/2018
CLEAR Presentations Survey Fall 2017-Spring 2018

In 2018, within ODSL, the Health Promotion offices and the former office of CLEAR (Consensual Language, Education, Awareness and Relationships) merged under Health Promotions. With that merger, presentations offered through the office of CLEAR now fall under the guise of Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programs. In early fall 2017 the CLEAR staff contacted Student Life Studies to develop assessments that could measure presentation participants level of satisfaction with the various presentations and its facilitators. Per its website https://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear/descriptions/ the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programs presentations include In their Shoes, Love the Way You Lie, Consent 101, Sexual Violence, Healthy Relationships, Dating Violence, Man/Lady Box, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, and Overview. This is the first time that Health Promotions: Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Student Life Studies have worked together to assess the CLEAR presentations. The attached summary highlights the survey results from 25 presentations held during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   08/27/2018
STAND Up Workshop Evaluation 2017-2018

The Step IN, STAND Up campaign on the Texas A&M University campus invites Aggies to Step In and Stand Up against sexual harassment and sexual violence. Per its website, https://stepinstandup.tamu.edu/, the campaign proclaims, “It is up to us – students, faculty, and staff – to step in as active participants to end sexual harassment and sexual violence in our community, and stand up to support the survivors of these behaviors. What harms even one of us harms us all.” As an educational component of the campaign, the STAND Up workshop “is designed to assist individuals in learning positive and helpful ways to have conversations with individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event.”
The Offices of the Dean of Student Life (ODSL) Health Promotion trains the STAND Up workshop facilitators and coordinates the workshops. In the fall of 2017, ODSL contacted Student Life Studies for the second time to help develop an assessment for the workshops, in effort to measure its learning outcomes and participant satisfaction with the presentations. Workshops held for primarily faculty and staff and those held for students were assessed. The attached report summarizes the results of those assessments.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   08/22/2018
Parent/Guardian Evaluation Spring 2018

Yearly the Becky Gates Childrens Center surveys parents and guardians of the children who attend the center in effort to gauge the effectiveness of their services and the parent and guardian satisfaction level with the Center. The attached reports on the results of that survey for the 2017-2018 school year.

Becky Gates Children’s Center   08/14/2018
Leadership Education for APIDA Development (LEAD) Conference Spring 2018

The Leadership Education for APIDA Development (LEAD) Conference intends strengthening the campus identity and development of Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) students on campus. Facilitated by the Department of Multicultural Services and the Asian Presidents’ Council, the purpose of the conference is to support and advocate for the APIDA community. Student Learning outcomes identified for students attending the inaugural conference, on April 22 2018 were:
Students will...
• Identify current issues and needs of the APIDA community
• Learn how their personal values connect to leadership and social change
• Engage in networking with their peers to positively impact their communities
• Address the social and educational needs of the APIDA community
The attached report summarizes the results of the survey provided to the attendees at the end of the conference. Survey intended to measure conference attendees’ satisfaction with the conference as well as what they gained from attending.

Multicultural Services   07/24/2018
Assessment Boot Camp: Scaling Up Your Assessment

Assessment Boot Camp: Scaling Up Your Assessment (https://studentlifestudies.tamu.edu/learning-center/assessment-boot-camp-scaling-up-your-assessment/) was an advanced half-day professional development opportunity for division staff members. The training focused on determining the most appropriate assessment method, designing good questions, and interpreting analyzed results. Student Life Studies wanted to assess the Assessment Boot Camp participants to understand the effectiveness of the training and determine if the identified learning outcomes were met.

Student Life Studies   07/23/2018
GLBT Mentorship Program Spring 2018

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 attached report summarizes the results of an end-of-year survey sent to both participants of the mentorship program (mentees) and the mentors.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   07/20/2018
Vet Camp Spring 2018

VRSC sponsors Vet Camp, an orientation specifically for veterans held in the fall and spring prior to the first day of classes which is designed to prepare new student veterans for academic success by identifying resources and networking connections. The attached report summarizes the results of assessments completed by participants during the Spring 2018 Vet Camp and one completed half way through the spring semester.

Veteran Resource & Support Center   07/13/2018
Student Research Week Spring 2018

The Graduate and Professional Student Council (formerly the Graduate Student Council) created Student Research Week (SRW) as a one-day poster event in 1994. This year, the program celebrated its 21st annual research extravaganza March 19-23, 2018. Feedback was collected from the judges and competitors who participated in the SRW programs regarding their experience in registering and participating in SRW. The attached report summarizes the assessment results which covers the responses from both groups.

Student Organization   07/05/2018
Howdy Camp 2018 - Aggie Transitions Camp

Report summarizes the assessment results from surveys sent to campers, cochairs and counselors who participated in Howdy Camp 2018.

Student Organization   06/28/2018
Sex in the Dark Workshop 2017-2018

According to the Health Promotion website (http://studentlife.tamu.edu/hp), Sex in the Dark is a program hosted by the student organization The Sex Project. The Sex Project “strives to empower individuals to make informed decisions regarding sexual and reproductive health by providing awareness, education, and advocacy to the Texas A&M University student body and surrounding communities.” Sex in the Dark is a Q&A-style program that can be requested year-round by any student group. The attached report summarizes the program participants' learning and satisfaction with the workshops they attended within the 2017-2018 academic year.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   06/25/2018
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
Disability Services Faculty Survey - Spring 2018

Every couple of years, Disability Services gathers feedback from faculty members to understand how they can best work with faculty to serve students. Disability Services wanted to understand faculty’s training needs as it relates to serving students with disabilities and working with the Department of Disability Services. This is the third time Disability Services has conducted an assessment with faculty members, the last time being in 2016.

Disability Services   06/20/2018
Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
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