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Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
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.

Disability Services   06/20/2018
Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a special time dedicated to Aggie parents and families. This annual weekend is organized by the Family Weekend Committee, comprised of eight student leaders and supported by the Office of New Student & Family Programs, in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life. This year Family Weekend was held April 7-9th 2017 and consisted of events and activities such as Aggie Ring Day, athletic events, awards ceremonies, receptions or Open Houses, and a Yell Practice. Additionally, there are events sponsored by academic colleges, university departments, and student organizations. The Family Weekend Committee and New Student & Family Programs wanted to gather feedback on this new event to assist in making improvements for future years; the summary report attached provides the results of the survey sent out to to families on a listserv and also through a link on the on the Family Weekend website.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   06/22/2017
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.

Student Activities   10/14/2016
Grad Camp 2016

Grad Camp is an extended orientation event hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (student organization) every fall that brings together new graduate and professional students in effort to familiarize them with Texas A&M University campus, traditions and resources available to them on campus during their student experience in Aggieland. Current graduate students serve as counselors. The attached report summarizes the results of the surveys sent to counselors and participants to assess their experience with Grad Camp.

Student Organization   11/21/2016
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training Evaluation 2015-2016

Green Dot is an international movement built on the premise that individuals can systematically and measurably reduce the levels of power- based personal violence found in their community. Based on the social diffusion theory and social psychological research, Green Dot reinforces the belief that each person has the power to incite change in their social environment. The Division of Student Affairs offers Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training to students, faculty and staff; the attached report summarizes the results of the survey used to assess the participants experience with Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training.

Other   10/04/2016
Alcohol Education Workshop Outcomes

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.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   05/25/2017
Alcohol Education Workshop Outcomes Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Health Promotions (HP), a unit within the Offices of the Dean of Student Life, regularly offers an Alcohol Education Workshop for students who violate campus alcohol policies. Students who receive a sanction to attend the workshop must meet with an HP staff member prior to their workshop, attend the workshop, then come back for a follow-up meeting with the HP staff member approximately two weeks after participating in the workshop. Health Promotions staff wanted to focus on learning about how participants identify how they have made a behavior change, so this year’s assessment asks students participating in the workshop would change the outcome of their incident based on what they learned, and identify obstacles and barriers they may encounter in changing those outcomes. The attached report summarizes the results of a survey students received after completing the workshop,

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   09/29/2016
Howdy Camp 2017 Counselor/Teamer/Co-Chair and Participant Surveys

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.

Music Activities   04/14/2017
Howdy Week 2017

Howdy Week is coordinated by New Student & Family Programs in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life and takes place just before the fall semester at Texas A&M University. This week is full of events and opportunities for new and returning students to become familiar or reacquainted with the Texas A&M University campus, fellow Aggies, and the Bryan/College Station community. Howdy Week was held August 20-27, 2017. Howdy Week staff wanted to capture assessment data about students’ experiences attending different activities from the week, specifically the Class of 2021 Photo, the Faculty Reading Program, and Howdy Week Coordinators of signature events.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   11/03/2017
Noise Abatement Class - Fall 2017

In 2008-2009, Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life created a three-hour class for off-campus Texas A&M students who have been found in violation of College Station’s noise ordinances. The course was developed in conjunction with the police department, OCSS, Student Conduct Office in Student Life, the Texas A&M Student Government Association, and the municipal court. A College Station judge can assign the course as an option for first-time violators. Students pay to enroll in the class, and if they successfully complete it, the judge will reduce their sanction. The workshop curriculum includes discussion of the city codes, seeing the issues from another’s perspective, being a good neighbor, conflict management, and party planning skills.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   02/02/2018
Division of Student Affairs Aggies RISE Student Employee Assessment Spring 2016

In 2012,based on the University of Iowa's GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) program, the TAMU Division of Student Affairs (DSA) created Aggies RISE (Reflecting and Integrating Student Employment) to assess what students were learning from their student worker positions within the DSA. In 2012-2013 the Aggies RISE committee developed a pre- and post-survey to measure these identified outcomes. In addition, supervisors volunteered that year to be part of the pilot project to have conversations with their student workers using a structured interview protocol. The purpose was to have students reflect on how their on-the-job learning may have an impact on their academics and career choices.In 2016,
Aggies RISE wanted to continue assessing the student employees throughout the Division to look at these common learning outcomes, as well as opportunities for student employees to reflect on their employment, connections between students’ work and the classroom or their future careers, and how student employment positions fit the criteria for being considered a high impact practice. However the 2015-2016 assessment included only one survey sent out near the end of the 2015-2016 academic year to student employees with the DSA. The attached report summarizes the results of that survey.

Other   07/16/2016
MSC CAMAC Amig@s 2017-2018

In 2016, MSC CAMAC was awarded a Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant to fund two featured programs. Those programs include the current and growing Mi Casa es Su Casa, which provides a support system for Hispanic students through interaction with Hispanic professors as the latter prepares a home cooked meal in their home, and a new initiative, MSC CAMAC Amig@s. A peer mentoring program pairs current MSC CAMAC members with first-year and/or first-generation Latina/o students, and has established four core pillars; academics, identity, culture and legacy. Benefits to becoming an MSC CAMAC Amig@s mentor includes developing interpersonal relationship, time management skills, and gaining leadership experience. Mentees benefit from one on one meetings with their mentors, colegas (Texas A&M faculty or staff), and are given opportunities to develop transferable skills, like communication and time management skills. The attached report summarizes the results of five assessments given to both mentees and mentors regarding their training and experience with the program during different points of time during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Memorial Student Center   06/22/2018
MSC CAMAC Amig@s 2016-2017

In 2016, MSC CAMAC was awarded a Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant to fund two featured programs. Those programs include the current and growing Mi Casa es Su Casa, which provides a support system for Hispanic students through interaction with Hispanic professors as the latter prepares a home cooked meal in their home, and a new initiative, MSC CAMAC Amig@s. This new initiative is a mentoring program that pairs current MSC CAMAC members with first-year and/or first-generation Latina/o students, with the hope that participants will become engaged with MSC CAMAC and other programs/organizations/services on campus. MSC CAMAC Amig@s assists students in acclimating to campus life, becoming involved, and helps them find a home away from home. The grant money funds services such as retreats and trainings, and the MSC CAMAC advisor and leaders believe that involvement in the program will positively impact participants’ persistence to their second year of college and beyond to graduation. The attached assessment report summarizes assessments provided to participants attending the three Gatherings offered in the spring semester, which involved attendance at the theatrical & chorale performance, Conspirare: Considering Mathew Shepard, the musical film Chico & Rita and a résumé writing workshop and the year end reflection exercise.

Memorial Student Center   07/06/2017
Assessment Boot Camp May 2016

In 2016, Student Life Studies developed and hosted its first Assessment Boot Camp on May 24, 2016. Assessment Boot Camp was an all-day professional development opportunity for division staff members. The training covered the assessment cycle, assessment processes, designing quality assessment instruments, and understanding assessment results. Student Life Studies used multi modal assessment instruments, including surveys, rubrics, and document review to measure (both directly and indirectly) participants' learning and the effectiveness of Assessment Boot Camp. The attached report summarizes the results of those assessments.

Student Life Studies   08/15/2016
CLEAR Presentations Survey Fall 2017-Spring 2018

In 2018, within ODSL, the Health Promotion offices and the former office of CLEAR (Consensual Language, Education, Awareness and Relationships) merged under Health Promotions. With that merger, presentations offered through the office of CLEAR now fall under the guise of Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programs. In early fall 2017 the CLEAR staff contacted Student Life Studies to develop assessments that could measure presentation participants level of satisfaction with the various presentations and its facilitators. Per its website https://studentlife.tamu.edu/clear/descriptions/ the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programs presentations include In their Shoes, Love the Way You Lie, Consent 101, Sexual Violence, Healthy Relationships, Dating Violence, Man/Lady Box, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, and Overview. This is the first time that Health Promotions: Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Student Life Studies have worked together to assess the CLEAR presentations. The attached summary highlights the survey results from 25 presentations held during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   08/27/2018
Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
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