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The Office of Student Conduct performs regular assessment of both the conduct process as well as our student learning outcomes. Process assessments garner important feedback from students relating to their perceptions and understanding of their own experience with the office. Student learning assessments continually inform OSC's educational process.
The assessment of student learning rests on the notion that each department of the University offers students a learning experience. Student learning assessment is the structured method by which departments can discover the effectiveness of those experiences. This assessment method defines the activities offered by a department, articulates the learning expectations for each activity, then measures the actual learning. Learning expectations are built around student learning outcomes. Student learning outcomes aim to express the office's expectation for student learning as a result of participation in the conduct process.
Student Learning Outcomes
Fall 2012 - Student Learning Assessment
Abstract: The Office of Student Conduct assessed two of three student learning outcomes (SLOs) in Fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. The assessment relied on qualitative data garnered from student responses to a six-item questionnaire. Students demonstrated a satisfactory level of learning in 62 of 134 cases (46%) assessing SLO #2 and 149 of 268 cases (55%) assessing SLO #3. This project serves as a baseline for future assessments.
Process assessments seek to gather the perceptions and experiences of students relevant to the conduct process. Process assessments are not learning-centered. Rather, process assessments illuminate the student understanding of their experiences with the Office of Student Conduct.
Spring 2013 - Process Assessment
Ninety-seven percent (97%) of cases handled by OSC are resolved through administrative meetings. After these meetings, students were asked to complete a survey about their experience.
The survey posed fifteen objective questions and five open-ended questions. Overall, the responses were positive. Of 80 respondents, 94% deemed their interactions fair and respectful. Ninety-six percent (96%) felt all of their questions were answered. When asked if their interactions with the Office of Student Conduct reduced the likelihood of their violating the Student Conduct Code in the future, 95% responded affirmatively. Of the open-ended responses, a majority of them indicate an informative, polite, understanding, educational, and fair experience.
Students indicated a difficulty locating the Office of Student Conduct. As a result, OSC has included a small map and more specific directions on all charge letters.
Spring 2013 - Parent Notification Letter Assessment
The Office of Student Conduct works with parents to promote safe and successful students. In some cases, the office mails a letter to parents informing them of an incident involving their student. This assessment solicited feedback from parents regarding this practice.
The response was largely positive. Parents approved of the notification practice. Eighty-three percent of respondents reported that receiving the letter was important and 65% responded that the letter provided a venue to discuss the incident with their student. Open-ended responses also had an approving tone, such as, "I am pleased that you have the notifications. Thank you."