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Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
Client Focus Groups, Summer 2016

One of Student Life Studies' goals 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 provided. Focus groups are conducted every three years; this assessment summary reports the results of the focus groups conducted in the summer of 2016.

Student Life Studies   09/12/2016
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
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
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
Leadership Learning, MSC CAMAC, 2015-2016

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Committee for the Awareness of Mexican-American Culture (CAMAC) mission is to unite students from diverse backgrounds, establish an appreciation for Hispanic and Latino cultures, and engage in cultural and educational event.The MSC CAMAC advising staff wanted to understand the student experience and learning from serving in leadership roles within MSC CAMAC during the 2015-16 academic year. The advising staff designated the following learning outcome for its leadership: MSC CAMAC Executive Leaders will be able to articulate areas of personal growth that contribute to life-long learning. The leadership experienced a series of developmental training throughout the year lead by their advisors, and incorporating readings from The Five Book, by Dan Zadra, which included exercises for the leaders outside of the meetings. The student leadership were then asked a series of five questions upon which to reflect and provide written responses. Their written reflections were evaluated using three criteria adapted from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) VALUE rubric, Integrative Learning. The attached report summarizes the results of that assessment.

Memorial Student Center   07/30/2016
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
Selecting the best assessment method
Understanding quantitative and qualitative data
Documenting student learning
Sharing assessment results
Using assessment results to create action plans

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
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.

Student Activities   07/26/2016
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
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.

Student Organization   07/22/2016
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
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
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,
Aggies RISE wanted to continue assessing the student employees throughout the Division to look at these common learning outcomes, as well as opportunities for student employees to reflect on their employment, connections between students’ work and the classroom or their future careers, and how student employment positions fit the criteria for being considered a high impact practice. However the 2015-2016 assessment included only one survey sent out near the end of the 2015-2016 academic year to student employees with the DSA. The attached report summarizes the results of that survey.

Other   07/16/2016
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 Activities   07/16/2016
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.

Student Organization   07/15/2016
Aggie Allies Workshop Evaluation Spring 2016

Aggie Allies is an organization at Texas A&M University whose mission is to provide visible support to and a safe environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the Texas A&M community. The organization is composed of faculty, staff, students, and community members. In order to become an Ally, people must complete the three-hour educational Aggie Allies Workshop training session. The attached report summarizes the evaluations filled out by participants of the training sessions held during the spring semester of 2016.

Other   07/12/2016
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