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Annual Report/Assessment of Learning outcomes (2003-2004)

1: Departmental Mission/Vision Statement

2: Departmental Statement of Goals, Process to Assess These Goals, and Assessment Results

3: Departmental Statement of Curriculum, Learning Outcomes, Processes to Assess these Outcomes, and Assessment Results for each Degree Program

4: Statement of Departmental Condition - please indicate the specific strengths and weaknesses of your department.

Strengths

1. The department continues to have high enrollment (487 majors and pre-majors.)
2. Faculty continue to be involved at the national and international level in terms of publications and
professional activities.
3.Graduate program continues to attract students from across the country and internationally.
4. Department is involved in community affairs, specifically the Brookwood project.
5. Expanded internship opportunities with local facilities.
6. More Graduate students are getting licensed
7. More internships for undergraduates
8. More Graduates from M.A. program going on to doctoral programs

Weaknesses

1. Clearly not enough faculty to effectively handle undergraduate and graduate load
2. Could use more assistant money to attract high quality graduate applicants

Departmental Achievements:
5: Percent of Students passing licensing,
certification, or other accreditation
examinations related to their chosen field
100
6: Proportion of graduating students going
on to graduate or professional schools
18
7: Types of Licensure
Licensed Professional Counselor
8: How does the department prepare students for Licensure?
The department has a "Clinical Track option" that provides students with courses approved by the
Georgia Licensing Board and appropriate practica and internships.
9: Other notable achievements
Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt received the 2003 Carter Campus Community Partnership Award in the
amount of $10,000 for founding the Latino Initiative of the University of West Georgia. This was a
major recognition of the her three-year efforts aimed at applying the insights of critical and community
psychology theory and praxis to assisting the new Latino immigrant population of rural Carroll County.

Student Achievements:
10: Total Published Research Papers
2
11: Total Presentations
18
12: Total Internships
43
13: Total Co-Ops
0
14: Total Scholarships
1
15: Total Fellowships
0
16: Total Recipients of Notable Awards
1
17: Other notable achievements
Graduate Student Shannon Kelly won the American Psychological Association's Divisions 24 student
research award.

Faculty/Staff Productivity:

Teaching:
18: Total New Course Developments
3
19: Total Faculty Teaching Honors Courses
4
20: Percent of Faculty involved in Academic
Advisement
100

Research/Productivity:
21: Total Books and Monographs
4
22: Total Book Chapters
6
23: Total Peer Review Articles
26
24: Total Other Shorter Works
9
25: Total Paper Presentations
40
26: Total Other Presentations
5
27: Total In-House Publications
1
28: Total Juried Exhibits/Performances
0
29: Total Other Exhibits/Performances
0
30: Total Positions Held in Journal
Editing/Review
8
31: Total Faculty involved in Notable
Continuing Education Efforts
2

Public Service:
32: Total participants in Honors
Organizations
4
33: Total offices held in Professional
Organizations
4
34: Total Advisors of Student Organizations
3
35: Total Participants in Cooperative
Consulting Efforts
3
36: Total System-Wide/UWG Committee
appointments
5
37: Total participants in Public Service
activities
4
38: Other notable achievements by Faculty
Dr. Mustakova-Possardt-Latino Community empowerment initiative

Dr. Tobin Hart-Founding of the Institute to study Children's Spirituality

Grants/Awards:
39: Total Proposals Submitted
2
40: Total Proposals Funded
2
41: Total Amount Funded
18000
42: Total Gifts Generated by Department
6000
43: Total Contracts Awarded
0
44: Total Fellowships Awarded
0
45: New Degree Programs or Deletions
Ph.D. preliminary proposal
46: New Departments or Other New Units; Also Any Restructuring of These
Planning for Doctoral program
47: Accreditation or Similar Distinction or Renewal
SACS Reaffirmation
48: Other Awards, Distinctions, and Achievements
Sponsored the Annual Jim Klee Forum
Sponsored SPARC the student research conference
49: Additional Comments Concerning Your Department
None
50: Give an example of how your department used the assessment of goals and outcomes to change/improve a
process.
Offer 75% of required courses every semester.
Placed an advisor in Excel center to advise all pre-majors with less than 30 hours.