In January 2018, the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) held its 30th annual conference on the campus of Texas A&M University. Program outcomes for this year's SBSLC included giving participants the opportunity to participate in workshops that will educate them on issues of leadership, community, health, relationships, culture, race and ethnicity. Participants would also be able to connect with with corporations and graduate schools in efforts to gain admissions into graduate programs or obtain internship and employment opportunities. SBSLC staff developed surveys to evaluate participants' and their advisers' experiences with the Career Fair, Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI), the overall conference, and events specifically developed for advisers. Individual workshop surveys were also developed, however the results of those surveys are not included in the attached report which highlights the results of the participants evaluations of the overall conference, career fair, ALI and adviser experience.
The Gilbert Leadership Conference (GLC) is a committee of the Student Government Association (SGA).founded in 2006 as a legacy of David Gilbert, the conference namesake, and selects freshmen delegates to participate to learn about the Texas A&M values and conference pillars.. Starting in early October and for the seven weeks leading up to the conference, delegates learn about character, service, and involvement and how to incorporate these values into their lives during the first semester on campus. The experience culminates with a four-day conference, held in November 9-12, 2017 in Dallas, TX. While at the conference, delegates listen to various speakers, participate in a service project, and interact with the Gilbert family. The attached report summarizes results of the pre-conference and conference evaluations delegates complete.
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.
According to the organization’s website, (http://spencer.tamu.edu/) MSC Spencer is a conference “that seeks to provide a unique opportunity to sophomores to enhance personal leadership skills in the pursuit of life long excellence in diverse environments.” The conference focuses on leadership development through the exploration of three pillars: Self-Aware Leadership, Innovative Leadership, and Selfless Leadership.
The Big Event (TBE), committee of the Student Government Association (SGA) worked with Student Life Studies in 2017 to send out satisfaction surveys to both the Community members receiving the services of TBE and the student participants providing services on the day. The majority of both the community members and the participants were positive regarding their experience with TBE 2017.
The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU), a national survey provided to all Texas A&M undergraduate students in spring 2017. Students were asked about their weekly activities, the tasks they perform in organizations, the importance of their experiences, and the gains they have made in their leadership skills.
The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU), a national survey provided to all Texas A&M undergraduate students in spring 2017. Students were asked about their time spent volunteering, the importance of participating in community service, reasons they participate, and reflection on their individual responsibility for service.
This study describes the demographic characteristics of student leaders (chief leader and treasurer) in recognized student organizations over a six year period. The demographic categories included sex, race/ethnicity, first generation status, classification, academic college, and average GPR. The analysis also provided the information by level or organization: Sponsored, Registered, and Affiliated.
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.
The Memorial Student Center (MSC) has been the student union at Texas A&M University since 1951. In addition to being a building on campus, the MSC is also a department in the Division of Student Affairs providing students with academic, cultural awareness and arts programs. The MSC Student Programs Office provides leadership development opportunities for students involved in any of the 19 committees or various trips and service experiences.The MSC keeps track of many former students who were involved in MSC committees and leadership opportunities. The department leadership wanted to understand the impact of the MSC leadership experience after they graduate, specifically related to the institution’s undergraduate learning outcomes. The attached summary report provides the results of the assessment conducted in Spring 2017.
The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) is an annual event that occurs the week before the fall semester begins; this year’s conference was held on August 23th through August 25th, 2016. Program outcomes for the conference included giving new student leaders the opportunity to network with other leaders, staff, administrators and former students. MSC FLC also intended for delegates to increase their perspective of leadership, and understand how globalization affects everyone. Conference activities, such as focus group sessions, speakers, and group activities, are designed to accomplish all aspects of the program outcomes. The attached summary report provides results from the survey given to the delegates to assess their experience with the conference.
The Gilbert Leadership Conference (GLC) is a committee of the Student Government Association (SGA)./), The Gilbert Leadership Conference is a seven-week leadership development program based on three pillars: character, service, and involvement. Thirty-two freshmen delegates are selected in late September, and their experience culminates with a 4-day conference, held November 17 - 20 2016. 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. The attached report summarizes the results of those evaluations.
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.