The Student Government Association sponsors the TAMU Career Closet, which provides various business attire available for rent to students for up to five business days. The assessment measures the satisfaction of student patrons of the TAMU Career Closet during the spirng of 2017.
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.
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.
The Texas A&M Memorial Student Center (MSC) provides leadership development opportunities for students through its 21 programming committees and resource areas. MSC leadership wanted to assess how MSC committee members and executive teams perceived the diversity initiatives instituted toward creating an inclusive student union. The following report summary the survey results.
The Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) is required to survey “citizens” as a part of national accreditation requirements with International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). UPD surveys the campus community on a regular basis to gather input from the community, identify and improve practices, and address attitudes that might contribute to tension and grievances. The process for gathering that information can be determined by the department.
The Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) is required to survey “citizens” as a part of national accreditation requirements with International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). UPD surveys the campus community on a regular basis to gather input from the community, identify and improve practices, and address attitudes that might contribute to tension and grievances. The process for gathering that information can be determined by the department. The broad description of the assessment content includes:
• Overall departmental performance
• Overall competence of department employees
• Officers’ attitudes and behavior toward citizens
• Concern over safety and security within the department’s service area as a whole
• Recommendations and suggestions for improvement
Student Life Studies initially worked with UPD in 2010 to address specifically the accreditation requirements and topics using a campus-wide survey of students, faculty, and staff.
The Utilities Challenge (U-Challenge) is a project where teams of students utilized data about the residence halls to learn about the proficiency of the buildings and propose ways to increase the efficiency in the buildings (https://reslife.tamu.edu/living/sustainability/u-challenge/). As part of the project, 4-6 students make up a team, and each team gives a 15-minute presentation about their research and findings discussing the utility systems of the residence halls and suggestions for improving these systems. The Department of Residence Life wanted to assess the students involved in this project to understand their experiences, what they gained from participating, and gather ideas to improve the project in the future. While this was the fourth year for the project, it was the first time Student Life Studies assisted in the assessment.
The Veteran Resource and Support Center (VRSC) at Texas A&M University developed a needs assessment to better understand the student veteran population, the resources they are currently using and identify short-fall of resources that student veterans’ need. This is the third time Student Life Studies has worked with Veteran Resource and Support Center in conducting this survey, sent to slightly more than 1000 Texas A&M University student veterans. The attached report summarizes the results of the needs assessment.
The Women's Resource Center within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life (ODSL) in conjunction with the Career Center and The American Association of University Women at Texas A&M University offer Start Smart salary negotiation workshops to the Texas A&M University community. In the spring of 2017 the usefulness of the workshops to those who attended was assessed and included those workshops offered between 2013 through spring 2017.
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.
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
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.
To assess the session participants to understand the effectiveness of the workshops and the intended learning outcomes for each workshop. For the 2016-2017 academic year, eight
workshops were held covering the following topics: using assessment tools; Qualtrics training (presented each semester); documenting student learning; practical statistics; sharing assessment results; using assessment results; and connecting plans.
Trip participants were provided a pre-trip assessment, trip assessment, and post-trip assessment at different points during the experience in order to gauge how well the outcomes were met and the overall impact of this experience.