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Navigate Learning Outcomes

 

2011-2012 Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome:Students will successfully understand the academic advisement process and have a mean post-test score of at least 8.

Method:Each student that attended Navigate completed a pre-test at the beginning of their Navigate orientation experience and a post test at the conclusion of their orientation experience developed by the Office of Student Affairs.  Students were accessed on their college enrollment readiness relating to their understanding of the academic advisement process.

Results:Prior to students being presented the academic advisement process the mean score on the pre-test question pertaining to a student’s understanding of academic advisement process was 6.2 on a 1-10 scale.  Following the academic advisement process the mean score on the post test was 8.9 on a 1-10 scale.  As a result, the students’ understanding of the academic advisement process rose 44%.

Learning Outcome:Students will demonstrate increased knowledge of how specific student services can contribute to freshman year success by achieving a mean score of at least 7.5 on the post-test.

Method:Each student attending Navigate completed a pre-test at the beginning of their Navigate orientation experience and a post test at the conclusion of their orientation experience developed by the Office of Student Affairs.  Students were accessed on their college enrollment readiness relating to their knowledge of how specific services can contribute to freshman year success.

Results:Prior to experiencing the student services exhibited at Navigate the mean score on the pre-test question pertaining to the students knowledge of student services was 4.6 on a 1-10 scale.  Following the student services exhibits at Navigate and the discussion of student services in the family and student programs the mean score on the post test was 8.6 on a 1-10 scale.  As a result, the knowledge of how specific services can contribute to freshman year success rose 87%.

Learning Outcome:Students will demonstrate an understanding of student behavioral expectations specific to academic integrity; classroom demeanor and student conduct by achieving a mean score of at least 8 on the post-test.

Method:Each student attending Navigate completed a pre-test at the beginning of their Navigate orientation experience and a post test as the conclusion of their orientation experience developed by the Office of Student Affairs.  Students were accessed on their college enrollment readiness relating to their understanding of Armstrong’s Student Code of Conduct and Academic Honor Code.

Results:Prior to the session explaining the Academic Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct by Navigate Faculty and the Chief Judicial Officer at Navigate the mean score on the pre-test question pertaining to the understanding of Armstrong’s Student Code of Conduct was 5.5 on a 1-10 scale and the Academic Honor Code was 5.0 on a 1-10 scale.  Following the Academic Honor Code and Student Code of Conduct sessions, the mean score for understanding of Armstrong’s Student Code of Conduct was 8.9, an increase of 62% from the pre test.  The Academic Honor Code mean score on the post test was 8.8 a 52% increase from the pre-test.

Learning Outcome:Students will demonstrate an understanding of university costs, financial obligations, and availability of financial resources by achieving a mean score of at least 8 on the post-test.

Method:Each student attending Navigate completed a pre-test at the beginning of their Navigate orientation experience and a post test at the conclusion of their orientation experience developed by the Office of Student Affairs.  Students were accessed on their college enrollment readiness relating to their knowledge of financial aid resources and level of experience using the Touchnet bill payment system. 

Results:Prior to individual student meetings with financial aid counselors the mean score on the pre-test question pertaining to the students knowledge of financial aid resources was 6.6 on a 1-10 scale and level of experience using the Touchnet bill payment system was 3.4 on a 1-10 scale.  Following student and family meetings with financial aid counselors the students’ knowledge of financial aid resources mean score on the post test was 8.6 an increase of 30% from the pre test.  Following interactive sessions with the Bursar’s Office on the Touchnet bill payment system the students understanding of the Touchnet bill payment system mean score on the post test was 8.3 a 144% increase from the pre-test.

Changes as a Result of Assessment
As a result of the results during the 2011-2012 Navigate Armstrong program, the assessment tool will be expanded to also assess the family members on the specific learning outcome items relating to financial responsibility and university costs.  In addition, during the 2012-2013 Navigate sessions, more opportunities to show students how to enhance their co curricular experience through student organizations will be added to the Navigate program.