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Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
MSC Officer Student Learning Outcome Spring 2016

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) provides leadership development opportunities for students through its 16 programming committees and six resource areas. Each includes student officers who bring higher levels of experience to lead the committees and resource areas. The MSC wanted to more fully understand the MSC officer student experience and measure their learning within their officer role as it relates to the Texas A&M undergraduate learning outcome of working collaboratively. The attached report summarizes the results of the analysis of the learning assessed as result of these MSC Officers experiences during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Memorial Student Center   07/26/2016
Assessment Training Series Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

One goal for Student Life Studies is to educate and develop staff within the Division of Student Affairs about assessment. To accomplish this goal, the department coordinated a series of training workshops throughout the year for division staff members. The following assessment topics were covered during the 2015-2016 academic year:

Using assessment results for program/service improvements
Selecting the best assessment method
Understanding quantitative and qualitative data
Documenting student learning
Sharing assessment results
Using assessment results to create action plans

Student Life Studies wanted to assess the session participants to understand the effectiveness of the workshops and the intended learning outcomes. The attached report summarizes the results of the variety of assessments used by Student Life Studies during the sessions in 2015-2016.

Student Life Studies   07/29/2016
Leadership Learning, MSC CAMAC, 2015-2016

The Memorial Student Center (MSC) Committee for the Awareness of Mexican-American Culture (CAMAC) mission is to unite students from diverse backgrounds, establish an appreciation for Hispanic and Latino cultures, and engage in cultural and educational event.The MSC CAMAC advising staff wanted to understand the student experience and learning from serving in leadership roles within MSC CAMAC during the 2015-16 academic year. The advising staff designated the following learning outcome for its leadership: MSC CAMAC Executive Leaders will be able to articulate areas of personal growth that contribute to life-long learning. The leadership experienced a series of developmental training throughout the year lead by their advisors, and incorporating readings from The Five Book, by Dan Zadra, which included exercises for the leaders outside of the meetings. The student leadership were then asked a series of five questions upon which to reflect and provide written responses. Their written reflections were evaluated using three criteria adapted from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) VALUE rubric, Integrative Learning. The attached report summarizes the results of that assessment.

Memorial Student Center   07/30/2016
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
University Art Galleries Marketing Focus Groups

University Art Galleries within the Division of Student Affairs, include the Stark Galleries and Forsyth Galleries locate within the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus. February 2016, University Art Galleries contacted Student Life Studies to assist in assessing the Texas A&M University (TAMU) student community’s perceptions of the University Art Galleries’ programs, exhibitions and special events and get student input on marketing. The attached report summarizes the assessment results from a series of focus groups which comprised of student participants.

University Art Galleries   08/26/2016
Client Focus Groups, Summer 2016

One of Student Life Studies' goals is to provide quality assessment services to facilitate client planning and decision-making. To measure this goal and associated outcomes, the department conducted focus groups with clients to understand the effectiveness and quality of the services provided. Focus groups are conducted every three years; this assessment summary reports the results of the focus groups conducted in the summer of 2016.

Student Life Studies   09/12/2016
Student Life Studies Client Focus Groups Summer 2016

One goal for Student Life Studies is to provide quality assessment services to facilitate client planning and decision-making. To measure this goal and associated outcomes, the department conducted focus groups with clients to understand the effectiveness and quality of the services offered. Focus groups are conducted approximately every three years, with the first focus groups being completed in summer 2009. The attached report summarizes the results coming out of the focus groups.

Student Life Studies   09/12/2016
Aggie Up! Noise Abatement Course Off-Campus Student Services January - August 2016

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 attached report summarizes the assessment of the participating student's experience with the course immediately following it and another follow-up survey sent approximately six weeks after students completed the course.

Offices of the Dean of Student Life   09/19/2016
Student Life Studies Customer Service Surveys 2015-2016

One goal for Student Life Studies is to provide quality assessment services to facilitate client planning and decision-making. Student Life Studies wanted to assess clients who utilized the department’s services to understand their satisfaction and use of assessment results in making program improvements. Student Life Studies has conducted various forms of a client assessment since 2005. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey sent to clients during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Student Life Studies   09/27/2016
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
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
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
Staff Development Committee New Staff Orientation-Fall 2016

The Staff Development Committee of the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) assists student affairs professionals in acquiring the skills, professional expertise and development needed to best serve their goals, the Division and the University. The committee develops and sponsors the DSA New Staff Orientation; the attached report summarizes the results of the survey used to assess the participants' experience during New Staff Orientation held on September 30, 2016..

Other   11/07/2016
Aggie Replant Day Participant Survey Fall 2016

Replant Day is coordinated by the Replant committee, part of the Student Government Association at Texas A&M University. It is a one day environment service project open to all Texas A&M students, providing them an avenue for environmental service by participating in a yearly tree planting event throughout the Bryan/College Station community. The attached report summarizes the results of the survey used to assess participants' experiences with Replant Day held on October 17, 2016.

Student Organization   11/21/2016
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
Report Title Brief Description Sponsoring Department Summary Report Highlights Completed
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