Padnos International Center
Assessment of Student Outcomes
Outcome c Re-entry Resources
Students will be connected with appropriate and useful
resources/information after returning from term-abroad study programs so
that they will successfully integrate that abroad experience into future
academic and professional success.
A majority of students participating in the re-entry event will report
that they are aware of resources to help them leverage their study
abroad experience academically and professionally.
Not Yet Achieved
We have been unable to complete anything related to re-entry, as we have
not sent students abroad due to COVID-19.
Not Yet Achieved
Objective 1 was achieved in 2017. We will resume data collection in
winter 2020 to obtain student feedback on their study abroad experiences
in fall 2019 via a "Welcome Back" event and survey.
Our re-entry event is working well, and that our focus needs to be on
outreach and marketing on getting more students to actually participate
in that event. The time (Friday afternoon) is appropriate.
Outcome d Study Abroad Fair
Student attendees and other stakeholders will find the annual Study
Abroad Fair to be a worthwhile event for learning about education abroad
opportunities for GVSU students.
A majority of student participants in the Study Abroad Fair will report
that the event was either "Very Good" or "Excellent"
in providing them with information on the study abroad opportunities
available to them.
This assessment focuses on our Fall 2021 hybrid fair model, specifically
to gather the input of attendees on: event venue, promotion, timing and
organization. The assessment tool used to collect information was an
online survey, consisting of 8-12 questions, as well as open ended
fields for comment. This survey was sent to the student attendees with a
58% response rate.
Not Yet Achieved
Objective 2 was achieved in 2017. We will resume annual evaluations in
2020 of the attendees' perceptions with regards to the information
provided at the Padnos International Center's Study Abroad Fair.
The current format, venue, nature, and day/time for the event are appropriate.
Outcome i 30-day check-ins for new International Students
International students new to GVSU will be connected with appropriate
campus resources through the 30-day check-in interviews with PIC staff.
A majority of new international students will report in their 30-day
interview sessions that they are aware of support resources available to
help them succeed both academically and personally.
The 30 day assessments continue to provide a good insight into the
international student experience as they adjust to GVSU. Students are
asked about services available on campus and are encouraged to seek out
services, assistance, and opportunities for integration.
The initial orientation provides students with information on a range of
on-campus support services available to them.
The current orientation sessions provide students with the information
they need to access university support services.
No need to re-vamp orientation, as it pertains to describing resources available.
Outcome j Study Abroad Website – Usability Testing
Students will be able to navigate the website to efficiently access
necessary information on available programs.
A majority of student users will be able to successfully navigate the
study abroad website to find academically-appropriate program options.
a. Returned student testimonies b. Better explanation of program types
(external programs) – Maybe in “begin here?” c. Email funnel guiding
students through steps d. Gallery of photos on homepage e. More videos
on homepage/other pages f. Links to social media under “contact us”
The Padnos International Center implemented a new online study abroad
application system, OASIS, in winter 2019. The design of the new system
took into account feedback from students, faculty, and staff. Feedback
on the new system has been positive so far, but primarily anecdotal. We
will develop a survey tool in 2020 to assess student perceptions of the
We surpassed our target. A majority of student users will be able to
successfully navigate the study abroad website to find
academically-appropriate program options