|Report Title||Brief Description||Sponsoring Department||Summary Report||Highlights||Completed|
|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 Student Survey - Spring 2018||
Every three years, Disability Services assesses the students registered with the department to understand their experience with the department and the services provided. In the 2018 spring semester, Disability Services served 2,882 students, an increase of 64% compared to the students registered in 2015 when the last survey was administered. This is the fourth time Disability Services has worked with Student Life Studies to assess the students registered with their office.
|On-Campus Living and Learning Assessment - Spring 2018||
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. This is the third time that Student Life Studies and Residence Life have worked together on this project.
|AFAM and Aggie Familia End of Year Assessment - 2017-2018||
As part of the DSA College Completion Grant, identity-conscious programs and mentoring opportunities were planned throughout the 2017-2018 academic year for these student populations. Programs included topics such as academic connections, money management, stress management, and finishing the semester strong. Through these events, AFAM and Aggie Familia students were able to connect with faculty, staff, and other students to establish and build a community with people, programs, and resources.
The grant planning committee worked with Student Life Studies to understand students’ experience over the 2017-2018 academic year. While several assessments have been conducted as part of the Aggie Familia/AFAM initiative, this was the first time for assessing the students’ overall experience at the end of the academic year.
|MSC FISH Freshman Outcomes Assessment - Spring 2018||
MSC FISH is comprised of approximately 90 freshmen, 18 assistant directors (often sophomore leaders), and seven executive directors (often upper-class students). The structure of the organization includes four subcommittees, which is where most of the work for their programs happen. Each member has the opportunity to serve on one of the four subcommittees to plan and implement a variety of programs and projects. Additionally, MSC FISH has nine “schools” each lead by two assistant directors and includes 10 freshmen. The schools are the social aspect of the organization such as hanging out, planning gatherings, and going on road trips.
Student Life Studies has worked with MSC FISH for 11 years to assess the experience of its members. The MSC FISH leadership team developed learning outcomes in the fall of 2011 for each level of membership in the organization and this year’s assessment was focused on measuring the outcomes for the freshmen.
|Memorial Student Center||06/19/2018|
|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.
|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.
|MSC Freshmen in Service & Hosting (FISH) Freshman Outcomes Assessment||
The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Freshmen in Service and Hosting (FISH) is dedicated to aiding freshmen in the development of leadership, integrity, purpose, identity, and independence while fostering personal relationships. The MSC FISH structure contains eight “schools,” which are smaller groups of freshmen led by upperclassmen. Members also have the opportunity to serve on one of four subcommittees to help plan and implement a variety of programs and projects. Through these subcommittees and schools, the MSC FISH staff helps freshmen become acquainted with the campus and community while serving as mentors.
|Memorial Student Center||07/07/2016|
|Housing Fair 2016 Follow-up Survey, Off Campus Student Services (OCSS)||
Every spring Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life at Texas A&M University hosts the Housing Fair, which provides students an opportunity to interact with property managers/vendors, so they can make housing decisions for the summer and fall. The 2016 Housing Fair was held on February 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom. The attached report summarizes the results of this year’s survey sent to attendees later in the semester, intending to assess whether students who attended the fair used the resources offered to find housing for the upcoming summer and fall semesters.
|Offices of the Dean of Student Life||07/05/2016|
|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|
|Graduate Hall Director Learning Assessment, 2015-2016||
In order to assist with running the residence halls and university apartments, the Department of Residence Life employs graduate students as Graduate Hall Directors (GHD) to work in the residence hall communities. The Graduate Hall Director works with both the staff and residents to develop a comfortable living and learning environment coinciding with the mission and goals of Texas A&M University. GHDs fill many roles in their communities including conflict mediation, personal and disciplinary advising, student development programming, and supervision for the Resident Advisors (RA).
Graduate Hall Directors have the opportunity to build supervision skills and develop several transferable skills. Residence Life wanted to explore how the GHD position contributed to the Texas A&M University graduate learning outcomes (http://catalog.tamu.edu/graduate/university-information/) and understand how this position impacted graduate students’ educational experience. The attached report summarizes the results of that assessment.
|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:
|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|
|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|
|Report Title||Brief Description||Sponsoring Department||Summary Report||Highlights||Completed|