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 is one of the units in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life. According to its website (https://studentlife.tamu.edu/sas/), Student Assistance Services (SAS) “seeks to connect Texas A&M University students with the appropriate guidance, resources, and support to address a variety of personal and academic matters.” 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 second time this assessment project has been conducted.
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.
Student Life Studies wanted to understand their clients' experience when doing assessment projects with the department. This survey was administered with clients who utilized services through Student Life Studies during the 2019-2020 academic year.
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.