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Student Learning Outcomes  & Effectiveness Assessment Strategies

Student Health Center

  1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of medical information, including one's own medical diagnosis and treatment plan.
  2. Practice risk reduction and prevention behaviors.
  3. Demonstrate caring for others, understanding the importance of public health concerns and the value of serving others from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Integrate a Christian worldview of physical health principles in understanding and maintaining wellness.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Patients complete written evaluations of medical visits.
  • Outreach participants complete pre- and post-surveys at specific events to gauge student learning outcomes as well as satisfaction.

Student Employment

  1. Demonstrate essential job skills such as punctuality, dependability, and career responsibility.
  2. Engage in opportunities for calling and career exploration, resume building, and experience related to possible career path.
  3. Demonstrate improved time management and a life balanced between school, work, and social life.
  4. Show a positive connection to a multicultural campus and community which results in positive feelings of involvement, connectedness to others, and positive retention rates.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Students and supervisors complete end of the year surveys to evaluate training services, consultation and outreach programs.

Student-Led Ministries

  1. Demonstrate leadership skills in guiding and assisting a ministry in meeting its goals, and communicate a vision that encourages action in others.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how practicing the spiritual disciplines (e.g., Bible study, prayer, silence), deepens and strengthens one's faith.
  3. Develop and articulate an increasing awareness, interest, and/or faith in Christ.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding that ministry and service to others, including those different from oneself, is a natural outpouring of a life of faith in Christ.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Data collected to assess effectiveness and impact of Advising and Student Development by e-portfolio
  • A rubric used in behavioral observation of management of meetings and events.

Campus Recreation

  1. Practice healthy behavior in community with a diverse group of people, realizing the exercise benefits in cognitive, physical, social and spiritual domains.
  2. Understand the importance of team play, teamwork, and healthy social interactions in sports competition and beyond.
  3. Make purposeful decisions regarding the balance of education, work, and leisure time.
  4. Integrate faith with recreational activities through community and outdoor experiences that show an appreciation of the body and nature as God's creation.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Surveys and reflective essays scored by a rubric.
  • Campus Recreation is collaborating with the Natural Sciences Division on a study of exercise benefits to Fitness Program Participants.
  • GPAs of participants in each Campus Recreation program will be compared to Seaver GPA to see if participation is correlated to higher academic performance
  • ACHA-NCHA data is used to assess use and need of services in exercise programs and intramural sports, as well as evidence for correlated benefits of exercise and engagement in organized sports.

Student Activities

  1. Demonstrate leadership in guiding and assisting a student organization in meeting its goals; communicate a vision or mission that encourages commitment, action in others, and grow in a personal understanding of a Christian worldview.
  2. Show social competencies by communicating and working interdependently with a diverse population.
  3. Make purposeful decisions regarding balance among education, work, and leisure time.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of values and God-given gifts and skills to create a sense of belonging and community, thereby enhancing traditions and loyalties.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Student Government Executive Board Members provide an appraisal of learning outcomes and benefits of program participation through reflective essays
  • Surveys are also given to parents and students after NSO.

Volunteer Center

  1. Articulate and recognize issues of equity.
  2. Engage in meaningful and repetitive action in local communities.
  3. Understand the value and diversity of communities and cultures as a priority in decisions and actions.
  4. Explore and connect to God's call for justice in the world.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Pre- and post- program assessments of student knowledge (e.g., regarding awareness of equity issues) are used to investigate student learning in numerous Volunteer Center programs (e.g., Step Forward Day, Project Serv).
  • Written reflections (which are scored by rubrics) and art projects are collected after PVC programs such as the Urban Reality Tour.

Judicial Affairs

  1. Engage in self-reflection to demonstrate increased self-awareness.
  2. Understand the role faith plays in developing personal values and behaviors.
  3. Appraise and enhance relationships with an increased understanding of how personal choices and behaviors impact others.
  4. Build leadership skills in community living, including effective communication of community standards/policies and consequences.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Student Learning is assessed through the use of Student Reflective Essays (scored using a rubric, focused on SLOs), assigned as part of judicial sanctions.
  • Pre/Posttests of RAs are used to assess understanding of community standards and policies.

Career Center

  1. Describe sense of self, purpose, and God's call in one's life while respecting diversity in others.
  2. Demonstrate skills needed to compete professionally in an ever-changing world of work.
  3. Show the ability to understand and synthesize diverse career options and be able to delineate paths to reach them.
  4. Demonstrate professional skills in identifying, securing, and participating in internships, jobs, and other career related opportunities.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • The Career Center conducts employer surveys and feedback measures to gather data about student performance at job fairs and needs in job market.
  • A rubric is used to grade Career Coaching student reflections.

Intercultural Affairs

  1. Develop awareness and appreciation of common humanity and differences among individuals and groups to develop informed perspectives.
  2. Deepen students' understanding of their own backgrounds, identities, and social groups to shape their perspectives, rooted in a Christian faith witness.
  3. Encourage dialogue with others in a critical and reflective way that promotes fellowship, community, and collaboration.
  4. Exhibit behaviors and practices from a faith-based worldview that promotes inclusion, equity, and social justice.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Pre- and post- event surveys and focus groups to assess student learning.

Counseling Center

  1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of mental health.
  2. Engage in cognitions and behaviors that will improve one's own mental health.
  3. Demonstrate skills to empathize with and assist others, from diverse backgrounds, who have mental health concerns.
  4. Integrate a Christian faith and worldview with psychological principles in understanding and maintaining mental health.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Participants in Outreach and Prevention events complete post-tests to assess learning of current mental health and safety issues.
  • Club convo events offer a pre-test survey, in addition to the post-test measure, to gauge changes in student learning through the convo series. Brief reflections also employed.  Counselors rate clients' learning observed in session.

Housing & Residence Life

  1. Make purposeful decisions regarding balance among education, work, and leisure time.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to live cooperatively with others, including using healthy assertiveness and conflict resolution when needed
  3. Seek involvement with, and demonstrate a valuing of, others, including those different from oneself.
  4. Demonstrate leadership, including having a ministry focus in building community, responding to needs and crises, and enforcing community standards.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Pre- and post-testing is conducted with professional and paraprofessional staff to assess needs for training and mentoring.
  • Residents complete surveys.

Convocation

  1. Discover and articulate an enhanced self-awareness of various aspects of spiritual formation and growth.
  2. Develop an understanding of Christian faith, the character of God, and the relevance of an integrated faith.
  3. Generate a working knowledge of right and wrong and prescribe to pursuit of a life of goodness, truth, and beauty.
  4. Demonstrate a faith-based appreciation of diversity, which leads to a service-oriented understanding of current global issues and perspectives.

This department uses various strategies to assess outcomes.  Examples include:

  • Portfolios and and pre-post knowledge test to assess student learning.
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