Transfer Counseling
Stage 5
Grace Hom

Assessment Activities

Assessment Methods
  • Direct observation of students
  • Pre/Post
Assessment DescriptionStudents have the option to attend an Express Counseling/Individual Counseling appointment on TAG or to attend a workshop on TAG. This SLO compared and contrasted data gathered from pre and posttests from Express Counseling/Individual Counseling appointments to data gathered from TAG workshops to determine which format most effectively prepared students to complete TAG.

Pretests were administered to students before and after the Express Counseling/Individual Counseling appointment and the TAG workshop. .

TAG SLO PreTests & PostTests were administered from August 27 – September 05. All Transfer Center Faculty were asked to administer the Pre-Test and Post-Test to each student seen in either format. The results displayed in this report include those student contacts made by Grace Hom, and Jack Sugawara.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of a counseling session or workshop on TAG, students will gain knowledge and understanding of the process of completing a TAG online, of the minimum GPA and course requirements, deadlines, and of the differences and similarities among UC campus requirements.
Number of StudentsTAG Counseling/Express Counseling: 20 students. TAG Informational Workshops: 54 students Pre Test & 44 students Post Test.
Data SummaryUpon review of pre/post survey data gathered from both Express Counseling and Workshops, there are no significant differences between the two formats. However, we did draw the following conclusions:

Students planning to apply to the UC system have done their research and are well prepared.

Students are already familiar with requirements and come to meet with a counselor or attend a workshop with the purpose of re-affirming their information.

Data Analysis

Data Shared With
  • Faculty and staff within the same counseling program.
  • Faculty and staff from other counseling programs.
Data Sharing Methods
  • Department meetings/discussions
  • Individual conference
  • Email
  • Phone
Next Steps PlannedSince the Workshop setting drew in almost 2.5 times more students, we are considering offering more workshops to disseminate information and to answer questions.

If possible, we would like to do a Focus Group and get students’ input on the effectiveness of workshops.

Future publicity on TAG will also include an FAQ (already created) to provide basic information. This will take place in the next TAG cycle that will start in August 2013. However, a few workshops will be offered in May 2013 before the cycle starts to accommodate future TAG students.

Grace and Jack are discussing additional SLO measurements as a result of this initial pilot in which they compared and contrasted how effective either an individual counseling appointment or a workshop was in preparing students to complete TAG. Data from the assessment raised a question about the impact a student’s arrival to a workshop has on the student’s attainment of knowledge (disparity numbers between Pre Test numbers and Post Test numbers. Grace and Jack expressed concern that if students were to arrive late to the workshop, it would be difficult to gather accurate data because the student may have missed the information measured on the survey.

Consequently, Grace and Jack have developed subsequent surveys on the topics of Transfer and the CSU/UC Application Process that are not dependent on when students arrive to the workshop. The survey has expanded the choice of responses to a range of 4 choices.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of a counseling session or workshop on TAG, students will gain knowledge and understanding of the process of completing a TAG online, of the minimum GPA and course requirements, deadlines, and of the differences and similarities among UC campus requirements.

Changes

Categories
  • Updated program SLOs
  • Updated assessments
  • Used new or revised counseling methods
  • Used new or revised resources within a counseling session
  • Provided additional resources for outside a counseling session
  • Developed/increased faculty and staff dialogue opportunities
  • Developed/increased faculty and staff mentoring opportunities
  • Engaged in outside professional development about best practices
  • Improved communication
DetailsGrace and Jack have developed subsequent surveys on the topics of Transfer and the CSU/UC Application Process that are not dependent on when students arrive to the workshop. The survey has expanded the choice of responses to a range of 4 choices. Additionally, we developed a TAG FAQ to give to students. Increased the frequency of SLO meetings to discuss analysis of data and to plan program improvements. Conducted staff development for classified staff about the SLO process.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of a counseling session or workshop on TAG, students will gain knowledge and understanding of the process of completing a TAG online, of the minimum GPA and course requirements, deadlines, and of the differences and similarities among UC campus requirements.

Other Activities

DetailsWe offered University Application Workshops that was measured by a six item pre and post test that included questions about the process of completing a university application. The content included the application websites, deadlines, minimum transfer eligibility requirements, academic reporting requirements, and the university notification timeline. Also, the assessment expanded the choice of responses to a range of four competency areas of knowledge.

Another SLO assessment activity was the Engineering 10A Workshop that was measured by a six item pre and post test that included questions about the number of students who transfer from CCSF, the steps involved in transfer, the minimum requirements, and the TAG Program. The assessment also expanded the choice of responses to a range of four competency areas of knowledge.
Learning OutcomesBy the end of the workshop, students will gain knowledge and understanding of the process of completing a university application including the application websites, deadlines, minimum transfer eligibility requirements, academic reporting requirements, and the university notification timeline.

By the end of the presentation by a transfer program counselor to students enrolled in Engineering 10A, students will have gained accurate knowledge about the requirements to transfer as an Engineering major to a UC, CSU, or private college or university, and about the TAG Program.

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