Designing Surveys to Assess Student Learning and Development (Monday May 25th, 11:15AM-12:30PM Session 107. East Meeting Room 9)
How often have you heard these fateful words, “Let’s just put a survey together and ask students what they think.” Surveys are often quickly developed to collect large amounts of data from students. However, rarely is consideration given to basic survey design practices like clearly defining desired outcomes, identifying previous relevant survey items , examining question types and focusing on design. This interactive workshop invites participants to think about what they want to know, what data already exist, and how to use survey design principles to gather the most useful data. Participants are asked to bring a set of survey items to the session.
Collaborating for Success: Appreciating all the Cogs in the Campus Wheel (Monday May 25th, 12:30 – 1:30PM Poster Session)
This interactive poster presentation will feature survey findings from Phase III of the Supporting Student Success research study, which examined the correlation between organizational structures and staff and faculty awareness of and engagement with programs and services with student retention across 11 institutions in Canada. We will focus specifically on staff and faculty perceptions of how they are encouraged to partner, and highlight key collaborations that support student success. We will challenge our colleagues to reflect on their own assumptions and compare these to our research findings.
Knowing me, Knowing you- It’s the best I can do! (Tuesday May 26th, 3:45PM-4:30PM Session 703. In the East Meeting Room 3)
A common sentiment of student affairs staff is that “faculty just don’t know we do”. There has been a lot of discussion both in the research literature (and around the water cooler!) regarding interaction between faculty and student affairs staff and how a shared responsibility for student success can be developed. However, little is known about the degree of awareness, referral, and interaction that exists between academic affairs and student affairs. Our presentation will show how faculty and staff learned about programs and services on campus, their knowledge and awareness of them, and the degree to which they referred students.