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-San Antonio: 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

TAMUSA

ASSESSMENT METHOD

A&M-SA is using two NSSE items to assess Globalization and Cultural Diversity: Institutional Contribution: Understanding people of other racial or ethnic backgrounds; and Included diverse perspectives in class discussions or writing assignments.

RESULTS: 2015

Understanding people of other racial/ethnic
backgrounds: Seniors who completed the NSSE had an average score of 2.89, while
juniors averaged 2.87.

Diverse perspectives:
Seniors who completed the NSSE had an average score of 3.03, while juniors averaged 2.95. (Spring 2012 Administration Results)

ANALYSIS

NSSE scores indicate that seniors and juniors provided similar responses to both items.

ACTION

A&M-San Antonio will be administering the NSSE to upper-division students in Spring 2016. This will provide an additional cycle of data on this student learning outcome.

COMMENTS

There are several limitations to this assessment measure. The NSSE is meant to be administered to a cross-section of students to measure the"value‐added" by students' experience at the institution.

The NSSE is administered to students enrolled in senior‐level courses, so it is possible to see growth from reported values for students classified as juniors versus seniors.

However, the NSSE is not a direct measure of students' awareness of globalization and cultural diversity.

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