Students are often referred to Student Assistance Services for a variety of reasons such as concerning behavior, student death, sexual violence, withdrawal from school, student welfare checks, and general consultation. Student Assistance Services wanted to gather feedback on the experience of students who meet with staff in their office. This is the first time this assessment project has been conducted.
Students who receive a sanction to attend the Alcohol Education Workshop (AEW) must meet with an Health Promotion (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 Promotion wanted to assess whether the students attending AEW met the learning outcomes; Student Life Studies assisted them in developing a paper survey distributed near the end of each workshop which includes two questions that directly measure whether students can correctly identify three ways a character in an alcohol-related scenario can avoid receiving a legal charge for their actions and correctly identify a suitable drinking limit for an individual based on their BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) and personal factors. The attached report summarizes the results of the surveys taken during the 2018-2019 workshops.
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
T-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 fall semester. Participants travel to Trinity Pines in Trinity, Texas and stay in cabins. Two sessions of T- Camp were held; Session One was held on August 7-9, 2017 and Session Two was held on August 11-13, 2017. T-Camp is led by students currently attending Texas A&M and who have familiarity with transferring. The camp student staff is made up of directors, co-chairs, teamers, and counselors. Their goal is to help new transfer students establish relationships with fellow students and learn Texas A&M traditions. This report summarizes the results of assessments of both the camper and co-chair/counselor experience with T-Camp 2017.
T-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 fall semester. Participants travel to Trinity Pines in Trinity, Texas and stay in cabins. T-Camp is led by students currently attending Texas A&M and who have familiarity with transferring, and sponsored by the student organization Aggie Transition Camps. The two sessions in the fall were held on August 8-10 and August 12-14. The attached summary report provides the results of the surveys used to assess the experience of the campers and those students who participated as counselors, teamers and co-chairs for ATC.
The 2018 International Women’s Day Conference, Press for Progress, was held on the evening of Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The conference included performances, presentations, and small group discussions. The Women’s Resource Center wanted to assess the effectiveness of the conference.
The 2019 International Women’s Day Conference, Balance for Better, was held on the evening of Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The conference included performances, presentations, and small group discussions, as well as dinner. The Women’s Resource Center wanted to assess the effectiveness of the conference. This is the third time Student Life Studies has worked with the Women’s Resource Center to assess this conference.
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 Big Event is a committee of the Student Government Association (SGA). and it organizes the the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation where students of Texas A&M University come together to say ‘Thank You’ to the residents of Bryan and College Station, by performing acts of service. After the April 2nd 2016 service experience, students provided a survey to the resident for them to provide feedback regarding the service provided. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey.
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 Department of Recreation Sports worked with Student Counseling Service, Student Health Services, Residence Life, Health Promotion in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life, and Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) to offer De-Stress Fest. This program was scheduled on May 1, 2019, which was the day before spring semester finals began. The come and go program is designed to teach students the importance of self-care and for students to participate in activities to lower stress.
Participants were assessed with a short pre-test as they came to the program and again with a short post-test as they left the program to gauge how well students learned about self-care and the effectiveness of the program.
The Department of Recreational Sports conducts a marketing assessment every few years to understand the effectiveness of their marketing efforts as well as monitor changes in how students gather information. This is the third time Rec Sports has worked with Student Life Studies on a marketing assessment.
The Department of Recreational Sports maintains a more than 400,000 square foot facility visited by thousands of students, faculty, staff, and family members each year. Outdoor Adventures, as part of the Department of Recreational Sports, notes on its website http://recsports.tamu.edu/outdoor-adventures that it “provides Texas A&M and the surrounding Bryan and College Station community with access to the outdoors. We offer a wide range of trips and classes, a large selection of outdoor gear to rent, and indoor rock climbing facility and other resources to get you in touch with the world around you.” The attached report summarizes an assessment sent to students to discover their motivation and barriers to participating in the trips offered through Outdoor Adventures.
The Department of Recreational Sports maintains a more than 400,000 square foot facility visited by thousands of students, faculty, staff, and family members each year. The Rec Center (or “The Rec”) includes a weight and fitness room with over 32,000 square feet after renovation, which was completed at the end of 2016. The Rec Center also includes indoor track, handball/racquetball/squash courts, an indoor climbing wall, dance/activity rooms for classes, a natatorium, an outdoor activity area, equipment check out, locker rooms, and gymnasium spaces that can be divided for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and soccer. Staff from the Rec Center wanted to gather some information from students regarding a proposed building of an additional satellite recreational facility on campus. More specifically, the Rec Center staff wanted to gauge student opinion regarding the building of the satellite facility and its accompanying fee increase, as even with the most current expansion and renovation of the Rec Center, there is concern that it cannot meet the needs of the growing student population. The attached report provides a summary of the results of that needs assessment.