Sex in the Dark is a workshop conducted by Health Promotion (HP) to increase the knowledge of students in regards to their sexual health. A survey was developed and distributed during the workshops intending to measure participants’ learning, as well as gauge participants’ overall impression of the program and perceptions of the facilitators of the program. This is the second year that Student Life Studies has worked with Health Promotion to assess the Sex in the Dark workshops; the following report summarizes the results of the surveys distributed during the 2018-2019 workshops.
Since 2005, Memorial Student Center (MSC) Committee for the Awareness of Mexican-American Culture (CAMAC) has featured the program Mi Casa Es Su Casa, an opportunity for students to interact with faculty as the latter prepare a home cooked meal in their residence. The program intends to provide a chance for participants to network with other students and gain a better understanding of opportunities that could open in the future. The MSC CAMAC leadership wanted to understand the students and hosts experiences with the program. This year dinners were held in mid-October, November, and February. The following report summarizes the results of both the student participants and the hosts' experiences with the program.
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.
Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), Student Research Week provides an forum for undergraduates and graduate students to present their research. This 5-day event includes opportunities for students to participate as presenters (both oral presentations and poster presentations), volunteers at the event and graduate students can also act as either content or laymen judges of the presentation. The following report summarizes assessment results measuring the experience of both participants and judges through surveys sent to each.
Staff from the Department of Recreational Sports contacted Student Life Studies to assist with an assessment to gather information from students relating to their satisfaction with the Rec Center facility spaces and interactions with their staff. More specifically, the Rec Center staff wanted to measure the satisfaction or dissatisfaction level with facility spaces and to learn where improvements to facilities, operations, and programs could be made to make students' experiences at the Rec Center more enjoyable. This is the fourth time the department has worked with Student Life Studies to concentrate on assessing the facilities within the Rec Center. Past assessments occurred in 2011, 2013, and 2017; however, this year was the first time the department looked at every area separately within the department rather than overall satisfaction with the facilities.
Student Assistance Services wanted to conduct a needs assessment with the students in the former foster and adopted Aggies program to better understand how to serve them and assist them in being successful at Texas A&M. This was the first time this assessment has been conducted.
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.
Student Life Studies administered an electronic survey with students in the spring 2017 semester. The survey focused on skills students gained through their college experience and what specific experiences are contributing to those skills.
Student Life Studies assisted the Department of Student Activities in measuring the Texas A&M Class of 2020 cohort students’ connection, engagement, involvement and leading through their use of MaroonLink. The report summarizes analysis of various MaroonLink user data of the Texas A&M Class of 2020 cohort (defined as those first time, full-time students incoming with less than 30 credit hours) from fall 2016 through spring 2019.
Student Life Studies provides training and educational workshops on a variety of assessment topics for staff members in the Division of Student Affairs. In order to meet the needs of staff members, Student Life Studies conducts a survey every three years to understand staff members’ experiences and needs related to assessment. Student Life Studies uses this information to develop training programs and resources for the Division of Student Affairs. This is the fourth year Student Life Studies has conducted this survey; the previous surveys were completed in the summers of 2009, 2012, and 2015.
Student Life Studies wanted to assess the clients who utilized the department’s services to understand their satisfaction and how they use assessment results in making program improvements. Student Life Studies has conducted various forms of a client assessment since 2005.
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.