Since 2005, MSC CAMAC has featured the program Mi Casa Es Su Casa whose purpose is to develop
a support system for Hispanic students, especially freshmen and transfer students. It is an opportunity
for Hispanic students to interact with Hispanic professors as the latter prepare a home cooked meal in
their house. The 2016-2017 year dinners where hosted monthly from September through April, except
December, January and March. The MSC CAMAC leadership wanted to understand the student experiences with the program,
especially its effect on the participating students’ motivation to stay in college through graduation. A
survey was designed to collect this information and given to students after their participation in each
dinner; the assessment results are highlighted in the attached report.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Student Legal Services, as an office within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life, provides advise and counsel to student regarding their legal rights and responsibilities. Student Legal Services provides to its clients a customer satisfaction survey after services have been provided. The attached summary reports provides the results from the satisfaction surveys distributed from November 1, 2016 to March 8, 2017.
Summary of the 2017 survey of former students who were involved in MSC committees and leadership opportunities. Reports the impact of the MSC leadership experience after the students' graduated, specifically relating to the institution's undergraduate learning outcomes
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.
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.The 2017 Housing Fair was held on February 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. In order to host this large-scale event, Housing Fair recruits staff and student volunteers. These volunteers assist with checking students and volunteers in, handing out resources, helping off campus properties load and unload their booth, and many other jobs. OCSS wanted to understand the experience of the volunteers who help run this event. This is the first time the volunteers have been assessed, and attached are the results of that assessment.
Howdy 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 spring semester. Sponsored by Aggie Transition Camps (ATC) this year's event was held January 7-8. The attached provides a summary of results of surveys sent to campers, counselors, teamers and co-chairs involved with Howdy Camp to assess their experience with the event.
In January 2017, the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference (SBSLC) held its 29th annual conference on the campus of Texas A&M University. As a student organization sponsored by Multicultural Services, the SBSLC staff developed surveys for the participants about their overall experience, organizations at the Career Fair, organizations at the Vendor Fair, participants at the Charles E. Williams II Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI), and advisors. The attached summary report provides the results of those assessments.
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.
The Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationship (CLEAR), within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life, promotes a campus culture of respectful communication and consent by connecting students to resources and facilitating authentic dialogues on healthy relationships and preventing power-based personal violence.The CLEAR Office hosted three Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) classes between August 24, 2016 and January 10, 2017 in collaboration with the University Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office. Attached summarizes the results of the survey provided to those who attend in effort to gauge their experiences at the workshop.
The Texas A&M Memorial Student Center (MSC) provides leadership development opportunities for students through its 16 programming committees and six resource areas. MSC leadership wanted to assess how MSC committee members and executive teams perceived the diversity initiatives toward creating an inclusive student union. The attached summary report provides the results of that assessment.