|Report Title||Brief Description||Sponsoring Department||Summary Report||Highlights||Completed|
|Start Smart Workshop Multi-year Assessment||
The Women's Resource Center within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life (ODSL) in conjunction with the Career Center and The American Association of University Women at Texas A&M University offer Start Smart salary negotiation workshops to the Texas A&M University community. In the spring of 2017 the usefulness of the workshops to those who attended was assessed and included those workshops offered between 2013 through spring 2017.
|Offices of the Dean of Student Life||07/11/2017|
|Four and a Half Year Graduation||
This pilot study looked at reasons undergraduate students took four and a half years to graduate, including employment, student organization involvement, leadership positions, and academics. The academic topics included summer school, study abroad, registration, and tutoring
|Student Life Studies||07/10/2017|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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|
|Global Leadership Initiatives- 2017||
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 three international trips. Each year, different countries are selected, and once students are chosen, they attend orientation meetings to prepare for their experience prior to the actual trip in May. In 2017 three different trips were planned: China, Panama & Costa Rica, and South Africa. While in each country, students meet with various military personnel and diplomats to learn about the country and the relationship that country has with the United States. The trips utilize the DIME-R framework and focus on topics of diplomacy, information (media), military, economics, and religious/culture. Cadets also have time built into the schedule to explore the country to experience the culture, eat the food, and go to various museums or historical sites. The attached summarizes the assessments given to provide the Corps of Cadets a better understanding of the cadets' experiences during the program.
|Corps of Cadets||06/27/2017|
|On Campus Living and Learning Assessment||
Residence Life provides a variety of housing options for approximately 10,000 undergraduates, graduates, and members of the Corps of Cadets each year; 7,500 of these students live in traditional residence halls and apartments and 2,500 in the Corps of Cadets. Residence Life wanted to explore how living on-campus contributed to students’ experience at Texas A&M University. These results will be used by Residence Life to make improvements to the on-campus learning experience. Spring 2017 was the second year that Student Life Studies had assisted Residence Life with this assessment project.
Family Weekend is a special time dedicated to Aggie parents and families. This annual weekend is organized by the Family Weekend Committee, comprised of eight student leaders and supported by the Office of New Student & Family Programs, in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life. This year Family Weekend was held April 7-9th 2017 and consisted of events and activities such as Aggie Ring Day, athletic events, awards ceremonies, receptions or Open Houses, and a Yell Practice. Additionally, there are events sponsored by academic colleges, university departments, and student organizations. The Family Weekend Committee and New Student & Family Programs wanted to gather feedback on this new event to assist in making improvements for future years; the summary report attached provides the results of the survey sent out to to families on a listserv and also through a link on the on the Family Weekend website.
|Offices of the Dean of Student Life||06/22/2017|
|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.
|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
|Memorial Student Center||06/07/2017|
|Student Research Week (SRW) 2017||
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 20th annual research extravaganza March 27-30, 2017. Feedback was collected from the judges and participants who participated in SRW programs. This report covers the responses from both groups
|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|
|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|
|Alcohol Education Workshop Outcomes||
Health Promotion (HP), a unit within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life ,offers a variety of opportunities for students to focus on leading a healthy life while at Texas A&M University. Health Promotion regularly offers an Alcohol Education Workshop for students who violate campus alcohol policies. Health Promotions staff wanted to learn about how participants identify how they have made a behavior change, so this year’s assessment asked workshop participants 1) what they could have changed about their behaviors that would have changed the outcome of their incident based on what they learned, and 2) identify obstacles and barriers they may encounter in changing those outcomes. The assessment given at the end of the workshop provided the participants the opportunity to reflect on the purpose of the behaviors which led them to the workshop, behavioral changes that could have prevented the incident(s), and analysis of those obstacles and barriers that may have affected those planned changes. The attached summary report highlights the results of the assessment.
|Offices of the Dean of Student Life||05/25/2017|
|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|
|Report Title||Brief Description||Sponsoring Department||Summary Report||Highlights||Completed|