Submitted Fall, 2005
Graduate Follow-Up Survey: Every counseling student who completes a degree program is offered the opportunity to participate in an evaluation of the program effectiveness related to student learning and professional preparation. School Psychology—School Psychology students graduate primarily at the end of spring semester (average n = approximately 10). Currently, follow-up graduate surveys have been collected every five years as a component of comprehensive research projects, focusing on program evaluation. Results are as follows:
||n = 11
||x = 4.31
||n = 11
||x = 4.33
||(Scale 1 – 5 = highest rating)
||(See note below )
Interpretation and Recommendations:
These results indicate that recent graduates evaluate program effectiveness related to students learning and professional preparation to be high. Specifically, Counseling graduate follow-up identifies program strengths including: 1. competent instruction and instructors; 2. relationship between faculty and students; 3. adequately preparing students for their respective professions.
Areas that may be in need of improvement as identified by graduates: 1. breadth of preparation in areas of assessment; 2. breadth of training in Student Affairs specialization.
As a result of this assessment, faculty have identified preparation in the area of assessment as a priority and are currently in the process of analyzing relevant course work. The Student Affairs specialty program is also under review with three new Student Affairs-specific courses being proposed and offered beginning in the fall of 2005.
Note: School Psychology Graduate Follow-Up Survey is gathered via a student research project conducted every five years. Data for this 5-year follow-up are collected and analyzed, but not available due to study not yet returning from binding company. Follow-up data will be reviewed by faculty during 2005-06 academic year and included in Fall 2006 Assessment Report.