College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Applied Human Sciences

Program Comprehensive Assessment Report 2013

Comprehensive Assessment Report 2013

The Comprehensive Assessment Report comprises a synopsis of program areas that were evaluated at the end of the year and were deemed to be improved according to all the data sources utilized. 

       1. Area Addressed: Reconceptualization of Comprehensive Assessment Committee

Summary/action: The core faculty determined that all tenured track counseling professors most be on the Comprehensive Assessment Committee and must be involved in the assessment of all students and program’s curricular and assessment changes.

Source: Comprehensive Assessment Committee

      2. Area Addressed: Refurbishing the Comprehensive Assessment Diagram and Sequence’s Fundamentals for Program Evaluation

Summary/action: The comprehensive assessment committee determined that a more ample and coherent model of program and students’ assessment was needed in order to increase the level of efficiency and balance.

Source: Comprehensive Assessment Committee and previous assessment process

 

     3. Area Addressed: Renovating and Creating Various Student and Program Assessment Measures

Summary/action: The comprehensive assessment committee decided that several assessment tools needed to be revised for consistency purposes and others needed to be created in order to have more sources of assessment relative to program development.

Source: Past assessment measures, feedback from students, and comprehensive assessment committee

 

     4. Area Addressed: Updating the membership of the Academic Advisory Committee and Supervisory Committee

 

Summary/action: The comprehensive assessment committee decided that the current membership of both committees should be updated in order to have a smaller group with a higher commitment level with the University of Northern Iowa Counseling Program.

 

Source: The Academic Advisory committee and Comprehensive Assessment Committee

 

      5. Area Addressed: Exploration of Standardized Assessment Tools

Summary/action: The Comprehensive Assessment Committee decided that the following Formative Assessment tools will be under consideration for the next academic year:

(To be used in different courses throughout the program)

  • Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45.2) Research Supervisor
  • Counselor Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES)
  • Counselor Competencies Scale (Introduction and Techniques version) (Measures skills, behaviors, and professional dispositions)

Source: Comprehensive Assessment Committee and exploration of current student assessment measures

      6.  Area Addressed: Utilization of an E-portfolio and/or Taskstream as repository of electronic data

 

Summary/action: The comprehensive assessment committee decided that the following in order to streamline the process of compiling and analyzing data, the electronic program Taskstream and E-portfolio will be under consideration for the next academic year. Samples and presentations of these programs will be requested in order to present them to the administration for budgetary considerations.

 

Source: Comprehensive Assessment Committee

 

      7. Area Addressed: Conversion of paper documentation and data into an electronic format and the utilization of the business dropbox account.

 

Summary/action: The comprehensive assessment committee decided that as a precursor of the utilization of electronic programs to compile and analyze data, current existent data that has been storage in the form of traditional paper and folder should be scanned and saved in an electronic format in a business dropbox account.

 

Source: Comprehensive Assessment Committee

 

REPORT 2013

PROGRAM COMPREHENSIVE ASSESMENT ANALYSIS FORM

 

Year:2013

Academic Semester: Fall—August faculty retreat

Members of the Program Comprehensive Assessment: Drs. Barlett, Davis-Gage, Meany-Walen, and Swazo

Program: School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

 

  1. I.               Modifications to Academic Logistics:

 

Yes/No: Comments

Academic Logistics

No

Alter Admission Criteria and Procedures

No

Level I Evaluation Procedures

No

Level II Evaluation Procedures

Yes

Suggest Staff Changes (i.e., full-time faculty, secretary, adjunct faculty)

No

Suggest Graduate Assistant Changes

No

Suggest Training Improvement for Faculty and Staff

Yes

Incorporate Technological Changes

Yes

Changes to the Website

Yes

Allocation of Students Records

No

Exit Requirements and Form

  • Personal Counseling
  • Advocacy Activity
  • Group Counseling
  • Professional Conference
  • Diversity Project
  • Program Orientation
  • Abuse Report Seminar
  • Research Paper and Poster Presentation

No

Other Changes

n/a

No Changes

 

Explanation of suggested changes: 1. Suggest Staff Changes- An additional tenure track faculty member will bge suggested to the School Director and Dean. This will allow faculty to offer elective courses and variety to the curriculum. 2. Incorporate technological changes- the use of Taskstream and E-portfolio will be considered for the following academic year to improve data storage and statistical reports. 3. The website will be improved in the following areas: new faculty and students pictures, faculty biographies, powerpoint with voice integrated in the background to provide information relative to admission processes, registration, and commonly asked questions. Also, formative and summative assessments will be uploaded as well as the latest reports using the new Program Comprehensive Analysis Form will be uploaded. 4. Allocation of Student Records-electronic repository data mechanisms will be explored including scanning all paper documentation.

 

  1. II.             Modifications to Program Comprehensive Assessment Plan

Yes/No: Comments

Modifications to Program Comprehensive Assessment Plan

 

Yes

Alter Student Learning Outcomes

Yes

Analyze Data Access and Collection Methodology

Yes

Need to Collect Additional Data

Yes

Need to Add New  Rubric/Measurement Forms

No

Other Changes

n/a

No Changes

 

Explanation of suggested changes: 1. Alter Student Learning Outcomes- the learning outcomes will be divided in those measured using formative and summative assessments and those measured via classroom assignments. 2. Analyze Data Access and Collection Methodology-data analysis will be broken down into small reports in order to simplify analysis and interpretation by other constituents. 3. Need to Collect other Data- data collected using new measures such as the evaluation of poster/symposium presentations and research paper will be utilized. 4. As stated in #3, new rubrics will be developed.

 

  1. III.           Curriculum Alterations

Yes/No: Comments

Curriculum Alterations

 

Yes

Alter Course Rotations

No

Revision of Prerequisites

Yes

Analysis of Course content- CACREP Standards Course Assessment/Course Grid (evaluative rubric)

No

Eliminate Course

No

Add Course

No

Add Endorsement leading to Certificate

Yes

Revision of course syllabi

  • Format
  • Content areas
  • Methods of instruction
  • Required and optional texts
  • Alignment with CACREP standards
  • Student Performance Evaluation Criteria and Procedures
  • Course Objectives

Yes

Revision of Program Comprehensive Mission Statement

No

Other Changes

n/a

No Changes

 

Explanation of suggested changes:1. Alter course rotations-course rotations will be altered based on a fall admission instead of spring/fall. 2. Analysis of course content-all courses were revised based on the feedback of students, faculty, supervisors, and academic advisory committee. 3. Revision of course syllabi-all course syllabi will be standardized using one template that follows the CACREP guidelines. 4. Revision of Program Comprehensive Mission Statement-after long deliberations, the comprehensive assessment committee determined that the program comprehensive mission statement responds to the needs of the current populations, is aligned with the CACREP standards, and consonant with the needs of the student body.

 

  1. IV.           Modifications to Formative Assessments

Yes/No: Comments

Modifications to Formative Assessments

 

No

Screening Evaluation of Applicants

Yes

Progress Review Evaluation

Yes

Professional Counseling Performance Evaluation (Counseling Skills Course)

No

Class Research Papers

No

Individual/Group Presentations

No

Class Tests

No

Analysis of ethical dilemmas

 

No

Service Learning Activities

 

No

Article analysis

 

No

Role Plays

No

Videotape Activities

No

Analysis of case studies

 

No

Other Changes

n/a

No Changes

 

Explanation of suggested changes: 1. Progress Review Evaluation- the form was revised and several alterations and modifications were made to make it more consonant with CACREP expectations. 2. Professional Counseling Performance Evaluation (Counseling Skills Course)-the instrument was modified to reflect all the elements of the counseling process.

 

  1. V.             Modifications  to Summative Assessments

Yes/No: Comments

Modifications to Summative Assessments

Yes

Research Paper Evaluation Rubric

Yes

University of Northern Iowa Counselor Education Scholars Symposium/Poster Presentation (evaluative rubric)

 

Yes

Professional Counseling Performance Evaluation (Practicum/Internship Courses)

No

Counselor Preparation  Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

No

National Counselor Exam (NCE)

No

Other Changes

n/a

No Changes

 

Explanation of suggested changes: 1. Research Paper and University of Northern Iowa Counselor Education Scholars Symposium/Poster Presentation evaluative rubrics will be developed. 2. A Professional Counseling Performance Evaluation (Practicum/Internship Courses) rubric will be refined for clinical courses.

 

VI. Modification to Program’s Evaluative Assessments

Yes-minor modifications

Employer’s Satisfaction Survey

Yes-minor modifications

Alumni Satisfaction Survey

Yes

Student’s Evaluation of Faculty/Onsite Supervisor

No

School/Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Survey

No

Counselor Preparation  Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)

No

National Counselor Exam (NCE)

No

Course Evaluations by students (Overall Calculation of Professor’s Effectiveness)

 

Yes-minor modifications

Student’s Program Satisfaction Form (survey)

Yes-new members will be invited

Advisory Board

No

Other Changes

n/a

No Changes

 

Explanation of suggested changes:  A new Student’s Evaluation of Faculty/Onsite Supervisor rubric will be developed to assess the level of satisfaction from the student relative to the supervision process.

 

Final Comments: A large number of the suggested changes by the comprehensive assessment committee will take place immediately and some will be implemented in the next academic year (Fall 2014).