The evaluation of the counseling programs consists of three parts. The first is demographic information that describes the students who come to counseling at UWG, and the reasons that they present to counseling. The second part of the evaluation is done biannually and evaluates the efficacy of the counseling itself and whether the counseling is meeting the stated needs of the student. Thirdly the evaluations seeks to discern the extent to which the counseling center is meeting its goals of keeping the campus safe for all students to learn and to contribute to the university’s goals of retention, progression and graduation of students outlined in the precepts of Complete College Georgia.
The evaluation of the Career Development Program was designed as the program was being created and is an integral part of the developmental nature of the program itself. At each level of career development the student takes a brief survey that allows the counselor to ascertain client readiness to move to the next level of engagement. The same five (5) questions are asked at each developmental milestone/level, the expected responses differ at each level. For example, when students are asked about decision-making in relation to careers, students at Year 1 rarely answer that they feel confident in career decision-making, conversely by Year 3 students begin to answer that they are confident in their ability to make a career decision. To assist in understanding the developmental levels and four career areas of the career development program please refer to the Career Development Vision Chart. The Career Development Program has been very successful in the two plus years since its inception.
Evaluation of Accessibility Services
Accessibility Services will conduct its first program evaluation beginning Spring 2013. (Results will be posted in April 2013.) The evaluation will be conducted biannually and is formatted similarly to the counseling evaluation. We collect demographic information, we evaluate the student experience with Accessibility Services, and we assess the extent to which the program is meeting the tenants of Complete College Georgia.