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 University Corpus Christi: Globalization & Diversity

Texas A&M University System Student Learning Outcome–Globalization & Diversity

Bold statement:

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.

GLOBALIZATION & DIVERSITY LEARNING OUTCOME:

Upon completion of their degree program, students will be able to analyze the impact of multiple factors on the interconnectedness of diverse peoples in the global environment.

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

TAMUCC

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Academic Affairs:
1) Spanish majors - cultural understanding of Spanish-speaking countries. Essays from graduating seniors will be reviewed. Target: At least 70% of graduating seniors will demonstrate a comprehensive cultural understanding of Spanish-speaking countries.
2) COSC/ENGN ABET G: Performance Indicator Matrix scheduled to be assessed (16-17).
3) BSIS 4-8 MATH - Promote a positive classroom climate among diverse student populations. Target: At least 75% of BSIS 4-8 Math test takers will pass Domain II of the TExES PPR EC-12.
4) BSIS EC-6 Bilingual Generalist: Broad knowledge of bilingual education, and Depth of speaking ability in Spanish. Target: At least 80% of test takers will pass Domain III of the Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test.
5) BSIS EC-6 Generalist: Positive classroom climate among diverse student populations. Domain II of the TExES PPR EC-12 exam was used as the measure. Target: At least 75% of test takers will pass Domain II.
6)BBA: All SLOs rewritten this year. They are writing rubrics this year. Globally responsible social behavior measured w/rubric.
Student Engagement & Success (SEAS):
7) Safe Zone Training Pre/Post Assessment of vocabulary, perceived knowledge and readiness to help LGBTQ students.

RESULTS: 2015

Academic Affairs:
1)Spanish majors - cultural understanding of Spanish-speaking countries. 100% of essays demonstrated a comprehensive cultural understanding of Spanish-speaking countries.
2) COSC/ENGN ABET G: Performance Indicator Matrix scheduled to be assessed (16-17).
3) BSIS 4-8 MATH measure: TExES exam - 80% of test takers from 9-1-14 to 8-31-15 passed Domain II.
4) BSIS EC-6 Bilingual Generalist: 100% pass TExES tests in Bilingual Generalist and Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test.
5) BSIS EC-6 Generalist: 87% passed TExES test Domain II.
6) BBA: Results will be reported 15-16.
SEAS:
7) 79 students were trained and tested.
* 41% increased in their knowledge of LGBTQ vocabulary
* 97% indicated that they are knowledgeable (combined 44% somewhat and 53% very knowledgeable) about LGBTQ issues
* 76% indicated they are prepared (combined 25% very prepared and 51% more prepared) to serve as a Safe Zone Ally as a result of training.
79 students were trained and tested.
* 41% increased in their knowledge of LGBTQ vocabulary
* 97% indicated that they are knowledgeable (combined 44% somewhat and 53% very knowledgeable) about LGBTQ issues
* 76% indicated they are prepared (combined 25% very prepared and 51% more prepared) to serve as a Safe Zone Ally as a result of training.

ANALYSIS

Academic Affairs:
Globalization and Cultural Diversity have not been either identified as outcomes for programs or are not being reported. We believe this is due to a lack of awareness of the A&M System outcomes or a lack of alignment in language. Education of our adminstrators and faculty will help the reporting of this outcome.

Of the programs that reported data, 80-100% students were judged proficient.

SEAS:
The Safe Zone Training was very effective for training student workers to expand their knowledge of LGBTQ vocabulary and issues.

ACTION

1) The Assessment, Accreditation, & Compliance Office (AA&C Office) is coordinating the process of university-wide SLO assessment. The office is in the process of reviewing all assessment reports w/a rubric and providing feedback to departments, and assistaning programs/departments in enhancing their assessment for next cycle. In this process, it will publicize both the A&M System Student Learning Outcomes and the schedule for assessment and reporting.
2) The AA&C Office is documenting the alignment of current objectives with EmpowerU outcomes, which will improve reporting.
3) Resources will be developed by the Center for Faculty Excellence to promote the assessment of globalization and cultural diversity beyond the Core Curriculum.
4) The Core Curriculum Assessment schedules will be aligned with the A&M System Student Learning Outcomes schedule.
5) For the SES Safe Zone Training, the expected targets will be increased to better reflect the potential of the program.

COMMENTS

Turnover in our AA&C Office has limited our ability to coordinate the various assessment schedules. Our goal is to better align the various outcomes and schedules to gather better results and help programs and departments make the assessment meaninful.

For Safe Zone Training, this year established baseline data. Additional training sessions will be designed to further educate on various diversity and inclusion topics.

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