Loyola University Maryland

Messina

Program Assessment

Assessment Projects

Messina conducts annual assessments related to our Messina Learning Outcomes. From 2012-2014 all aspects of our learning outcomes were generally assessed. In Fall 2015, we began a cyclical look at our learning outcomes through the lens of data collection. Our assessment cycle is as follows:

  • 2015-2016: Jesuit Mission and Values
  • 2016-2017: Critical Understanding
  • 2017-2018: Connections to Loyola Community
  • 2018-2019: Integrated Learning

Below is a list of previous assessment projects for general review. While the reports are lengthy, most include an executive summary (about 1-3 pages long) in the beginning of the report that provides an overview of the findings. Questions about these reports should be directed to Mary Ellen Wade, Associate Director of Messina, mewade@loyola.edu 410-617-2225.

Messina Sophomore Interviews
Spring 2018
Students in the class of 2020 were invited to take part in interviews examining differences between the first year and sophomore year both academically and personally, elements covered in Messina that were beneficial beyond the first year experience and suggestions for growth, differences in the Messina course structure as compared to non-Messina courses, and essential topics covered in the spring semester. Additionally, a written part of these interviews included reflections on developing sense of belonging in the first year.

Messina Senior Focus Group
Spring 2018
Students in the class of 2018 who were a part of the first 2/3 of students in Messina were invited to take part in a focus group to examine elements of their Messina experience, including elements covered in Messina that were beneficial beyond the first year experience and suggestions for growth.

Messina 2017-2018 Mid-Year Student Survey
Fall 2017
Administered to all first-year students, this survey reviewed student experience in Messina during the fall semester with an emphasis on connections to the Loyola community, campus resources, and sense of belonging.

Messina 2016-2017 End of Year Student Survey
Spring 2017
Administered to all first-year students, this survey reviewed how Messina learning outcomes related to Critical Understanding were experienced both in Messina and throughout the first year by students.

Messina Senior Focus Group
Spring 2017
Students in the class of 2017 who were a part of the first 1/3 of students in Messina were invited to take part in a focus group to examine elements of their Messina experience, including elements covered in Messina that were beneficial beyond the first year experience and suggestions for growth.

Messina 2016-2017 Mid-Year Student Survey
Fall 2016
Administered to all first-year students, this survey reviewed student experience in Messina during the fall semester with an emphasis on connections to the Loyola community, campus resources, and opportunities for student intellectual engagement.

Discernment and Reflection Data Findings Visualization
Spring 2016
A two page compilation of findings about questions related to discernment and reflection asked in the 2015-2016 End of Year Student Survey.

Messina 2015-2016 End of Year Student Survey
Spring 2016
Administered to all first-year students, this survey reviewed student experience in Messina during the spring semester with an emphasis on examining student understanding, experience, and engagement with the practice of discernment and reflection.

Discernment Data Findings Visualization
Fall 2015
A one page compilation of findings about questions related to discernment asked in the 2015-2016 Mid-Year Student Survey.

Messina 2015-2016 Mid-Year Student Survey
Fall 2015
Administered to all first-year students, this survey reviewed student experience in Messina during the fall semester with an emphasis on connections to the Loyola community, campus resources,and student understanding, experience, and engagement with the practice of discernment and reflection.

Messina 2014-2015 End of Year Student Survey
Spring 2015
Administered only to first-year students participating in Messina during the spring semester, this survey reviewed student experience in Messina during the spring and provided an opportunity to share reflections on their first year.

Messina 2014-2015 Mid-Year Student Survey
Fall 2014
Administered to both first-year students participating in Messina as well as those participating in Loyola 101 [program phased out in Fall 2015], this survey reviewed the first-year student experience at Loyola, including program participation-specific questions.

Messina 2013-2014 End of Year Student Survey
Spring 2014
Administered only to first-year students participating in Messina during the spring semester, this survey reviewed student experience in Messina during the spring and provided an opportunity to share reflections on their first year.

Messina 2013-2014 Mid-Year Student Survey
Fall 2013
Administered only to first-year students participating in Messina during the fall semester, this survey reviewed the first-year student experience at Loyola, including questions specifically related to participation within Messina.

Messina 2012-2013 Honors Pilot Survey Findings
Fall 2012
Administered to first-year students in the Honors Program who served as a pilot Messina cohort.

 

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