Students continuously give us positive feedback on campus events. Love Your Body Week is assessed with a survey for the week long series of events. Self reflection questions focus on learning from the event, interest in going to other eventes, interest in learning about other social issues, interest in being active in the community, feeling open minded, and having resources on the social issues. If you examine the attachments, you will see results for the presentations, activitie,s and the outdoor event. Most students agree or strongly agree that they learned during the event and are interested in future events. Overall the results are quite positive on continuing such events on our campus. In addition, the majority of students find out about the events from their instructors and attend them because their instructors bring the class. The poster for Love Your Week is included in case you would like more details on the events.
The use of data to determine next steps is all about what "Closing the Loop" means, and that is what you are doing on a continual basis!
These assessments provide evidence that students appreciate these events and that they should be continued. Surveys are good tool to address how students feel, but it can still be difficult to measure how much they learned. I think it is a general issue of having the event outside of the class vs. in-class assignment.
Hi Erik, At times, we do incorporate the event back into the class with the activity sheets and other assignments created to see if they are learning. I should do a CATS on the activity sheets! Thanks, Olga
At times, we do incorporate the event back into the class with the activity sheets and other assignments created to see if they are learning. I should do a CATS on the activity sheets!