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|Academic Peer Mentor Presentations||
Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) offer weekly presentations related to study skills and techniques. Academic Support Initiatives (ASI) wanted to assess the effectiveness of these presentations offered by the APMs. The results will be used to ensure the identified learning outcomes for each presentation are being met and improve the presentations. This is the second time Student Life Studies worked with ASI to assess these presentations.
|Spring Leadership Exchange - 2017||
The purpose of the Spring Leadership Exchange is to allow Texas A&M students from the Qatar and College Station campuses to share diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences with one another while learning together about leadership in a global society. The assessment was to determine the effectiveness in reaching this purpose.
|Venture: Base Camp 2017 Participant Evaluation||
There were two sessions of Venture: Base Camp over the summer. The first one, Alpha, took place on July 10 – 15, 2017 and Bravo, the second camp, was scheduled July 17 – 22, 2017. During this six-day camp, students went rock climbing, swimming, and canoeing; had discussion groups; learned about Aggie traditions; and took a campus tour/scavenger hunt. This was the third year of the program and the third time to work with Student Life Studies to assess the effectiveness of the camp experience.
|MaroonLink Student Engagement Support Grant 2017-2018||
The Department of Student Activities was awarded a DSA College Completion Grant which funded the MaroonLink Student Engagement Support Graduate Assistant to support and market MaroonLink to students, student organizations, DSA departments and faculty. The assessment summary report attached highlights the Class of 2020 cohort's use of Maroonlink to record their connection, engagement and leadership from fall 2016 through the end of fall 2017.
|MaroonLink Student Engagement Support Grant Fall 2016||
The Department of Student Activities was awarded a Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant which funds the MaroonLink Student Engagement Support Graduate Assistant service and support based position within the Department of Student Activities.The position focuses on supporting University constituencies (students, student organizations, DSA departments, and faculty) in their use of MaroonLink to further the mission, vision, and goals of the University and Division of Student Affairs. Features available in MaroonLink can be used by individual students and student organizations alike. Student Activities wanted to measure student engagement, connection and leading through their use of MaroonLink. Beginning with the fall 2016 Texas A&M freshmen (Class of 2020), various MaroonLink user data was to be analyzed to establish a baseline, and will be subsequently reviewed and compared at least in yearly intervals. Attached summary report provides the results of that attempt to establish the baseline during the fall 2016 semester.
|T-Camp Counselor/Teamer/Co-Chair and Participant Surveys 2016||
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. T-Camp is led by students currently attending Texas A&M and who have familiarity with transferring, and sponsored by the student organization Aggie Transition Camps. The two sessions in the fall were held on August 8-10 and August 12-14. The attached summary report provides the results of the surveys used to assess the experience of the campers and those students who participated as counselors, teamers and co-chairs for ATC.
|Fish Camp Participant Evaluation 2016||
Fish Camp, a four-day extended orientation camp through Texas A&M University, provides a transition from high school to college for about 6,000 incoming freshmen, out of the approximately 10,000 students in the freshman class. Students are bused from College Station to Lakeview Methodist Conference Center near Palestine, Texas; the seven Fish Camp sessions ran from July 29th through August 19th. Fish Camp is a student lead sponsored organization. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey sent out to freshmen who attended Fish Camp to assess their experience during Fish Camp as well as their experiences with their counselors and fellow attendees a few weeks into the fall semester.
|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.
|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.
|Venture: Base Camp 2018||
According to its website (http://venturecamp.tamu.edu), Venture: Base Camp is the “premiere outdoor extended orientation experience set to take place both on the Texas A&M main campus and in the Texas Hill Country. Base Camp is sure to provide you with many fun and exciting activities, including camping, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, team building activities, and so much more.” Venture: Base Camp is a collaborative effort between Extended Orientation in the Department of Student Activities and Outdoor Adventures in the Department of Recreational Sports for admitted entering freshmen or transfer students starting in the fall semester. This was the fourth year of the program and Student Activities and Rec Sports working with Student Life Studies to assess the effectiveness of the camp experience.
|Fish Camp 2018 Participant Evaluation||
According to its website (http://fishcamp.tamu.edu/), Fish Camp “welcomes the freshmen class to Texas A&M each year with the purpose of giving them an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at Texas A&M.” Furthermore, Fish Camp “is led by A&M students who are passionate about making the first year of college a success for freshmen!” Fish Camp, a four-day extended orientation camp through Texas A&M University, provides a transition from high school to college for about 6,500 incoming freshmen, out of the approximately 11,000 students in the freshman class. Freshmen attend various programs to learn about campus life, Aggie traditions, and a variety of services and resources to help students succeed. Additionally, freshmen are divided into smaller Discussion Groups (DGs) to meet other students and have the opportunity to ask questions in a smaller environment.
This year, the seven sessions ran from July 27th through August 17th, 2018. Fish Camp has partnered with Student Life Studies to assess participants’ camp experience since 2000.
|Gilbert Leadership Conference - Fall 2018||
The Gilbert Leadership Conference (GLC) is a committee of the Student Government Association (SGA). According to its website (http://www.glctamu.com/), the Gilbert Leadership Conference is a seven-week leadership development program. The conference was founded in 2006 as a legacy of David Gilbert, the conference namesake, and strives for the freshmen delegates to incorporate character, service, and involvement into their lives starting their first semester on campus.
A pre-conference evaluation and conference evaluation were developed to understand the delegates’ experience in the weeks leading up to the conference as well as the actual conference. This is the third year the Gilbert Leadership Committee worked with Student Life Studies to assess the conference.
|T-Camp 2018 Counselor/Teamer/Co-Chair and Camper Surveys||
Report summarizes results of surveys sent to T-Camp 2018 campers, as well as the survey sent to counselors, teamers and cochairs to assess their experience participating in T-Camp activities in 2018.
|Fish Camp Non-Participant Assessment||
Fish Camp, an optional four-day extended orientation camp, provides a transition from high school to college for about 6,500 incoming freshmen. Fish Camp has assessed different aspects of the program since 2000. Fish Camp wanted to assess the freshmen who did not attend Fish Camp to understand their first semester at Texas A&M and find out if there are things Fish Camp can do in their marketing and programming for more students to attend. This is the fifth time Fish Camp has specifically sought feedback from non-participants. The last time non-participants were assessed was in 2016.
|Student Experience in Freshman Leadership Organizations||
The Department of Student Activities wanted to better understand students’ experience as it relates to their membership in one of the Freshman Leadership Organizations (FLOs). Specifically, Student Activities wanted to look at students’ expectations from their FLO experience, if students actually received what they expected, if there were any unexpected benefits due to their membership, and if students would recommend their FLO to new incoming students. Student Life Studies has worked with Student Activities previously to assess different aspects of students in Freshman Leadership Organizations, but this was the first time for this specific topic.
|Report Title||Brief Description||Sponsoring Department||Summary Report||Highlights||Completed|