Student Learning Outcomes

We embrace a common set of student learning outcomes and we are accountable for sustained measurement of these outcomes

Texas A&M International University: Ethical & Social Responsibility

Texas A&M University System Student Learning Outcome–Ethical & Social Responsibility

The Texas A&M University System delivers a common set/embraces a common view of important outcomes and is accountable for sustained measurement.

Institutional Effectiveness:

For all TAMU System universities, the rationale for assessing student learning outcomes (SLOs) originates primarily from efforts to maintain institutional effectiveness, which is defined as a process of identifying outcomes, assessing the extent to which they are achieved, and providing evidence of improvement based on their analysis.

ETHICAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LEARNING OUTCOME:

Upon completion of their degree program, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and use ethical reasoning for responsible personal and professional decision-making in a culturally and ethnically diverse world.

Generic Descriptions of Campus Assessment Results:

EXEMPLARY
All criteria met and results exceed expectations with little room for improvement.

PROFICIENT
Most criteria met and results indicate mastery of objective with some room for improvement.

SUFFICIENT
Acceptable number of criteria met and results meet expectations with room for improvement.

EMERGING
Some criteria met and results indicate need for improvement.

INSUFFICIENT
Few criteria met; results indicate need for significant improvement or no/insufficient results reported to measure performance of objective.

UNIVERSITY

TAMIU

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Direct: Discipline-specific assessments; Indirect: Graduating Student Survey; Student self-assessment at the conclusion of counseling plan (developed by Student Counseling & Disability Services).

RESULTS: 2015

Sufficient to Proficient

ANALYSIS

Direct: All business students in the undergraduate capstone course were evaluated on the level of ethical decision-making skills. Students from the following disciplines were included in the assessment: Accounting , Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, International Economics, Management, and Marketing. Of the (n=64) students participating in the assessment, 82% met or exceeded expectations; Counseling Psychology students participating in practicums were scored on their professional and ethical behavior based on a scale of 1 to 5. 94% (20 out of 21) meet the expectation of 4 or higher. Indirect: Seniors completing the Graduating Student Survey (n=762) indicated that their academic experience prepared them "somewhat" to "very much" to "Utilize ethical reasoning to guide personal and professional decision-making and be accountable for one's actions = 78.3% (n=597) very much & 14.2% (n=108) somewhat. During the 2014-2015 academic year, 93% of students who completed a counseling plan assessment recognized that they had learned to appropriately express and deal with other individuals and emotions as well as developed a clearer sense of identity.

ACTION

Continue to review and develop rubrics that effectively assess student learning ; align outcomes with external entities for greater effectiveness and transparency, such as System learning outcomes, CAS Professional Standards, and external accrediting bodies.

COMMENTS

Information by System Members
Texas A&M University
Prairie View A&M University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M International University
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University Kingsville
West Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University Commerce
Texas A&M University Texarkana
Texas A&M University Central Texas
Texas A&M University San Antonio
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