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LAKERS TOGETHERGrand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.

 

 

Center for Women and Gender Equity

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome A Gender Justice House

Critical Thinking (undergraduate): Work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives learned through structured activities (see below) that occur over a significant period of time.The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. - Students will: Use knowledge of group dynamics to select appropriate roles. For this project they will form groups to engage in one of the service learning opportunities offered and/or participate in a common intellectual experience (community read discussion, writing workshop, study or historical material in anticipation of local gender justice trip, etc.) Groups may contain multiple members. - Use knowledge of group management to create effective plans. - Successfully follow the group's plan by following the Director of the Living Learning Community or Faculty Fellow.- Assess contributions of self and others to the group dynamics through self-assessment and participation in group surveys conducted by Director of Living Learning Community.
Objective 2 80% of Gender Justice House residents will participate in one of the service learning opportunities offered and/or participate in a common intellectual experience (community read discussion, writing workshop, study or historical material in anticipation of local gender justice trip, etc.)

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Less students were attending events, and thus the leadership from the Division of Inclusion and Equity (Allison Roman and Jessica Jennrich) felt it was necessary to conduct at SWOT analysis to identify what would be most beneficial moving into planning for new leadership of the house (Allison was prepping to depart for a new position) and to better serve residents. • Kimberle Crenshaw & Welcome Back Dinner – January 18 ( 7 attendees) • Bystander Intervention Training- February 21 (Cancelled) • End of Year Dinner- April 11 (5 attendees)

Outcome C Women's Center Ambassadors

Critical Thinking (undergraduate): Use systematic reasoning to examine and evaluate information and ideas and then synthesize conclusions to propose new perspectives and solutions. This objective focused on career preparation of a cohort of student ambassadors. Students will: Assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions regarding their career and or graduate preparation through self reported information and interest in participation (info used to create our baseline). Construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence regarding the need of this information as we discovered a low confidence level and high interest in having Career Center and Faculty assistance building this skill. Formulate novel approaches or create innovative interpretations through doing this work in a group where trust has been generated and where "mistakes" and the perception that growth is expected of occur over time. Evaluate the novel approaches or innovative interpretations through high levels of student engagement.
Objective 1 80% of Women's Center Ambassador cohort members will participate in high-impact curriculum that includes learning experiences designed to hone writing skills and develop material to assist them prior to graduation (resume writing, graduate school application, etc.) as well as interact with faculty.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
We are working with other campus units while continuing to maintain these partnerships to expand our work to offer students career options after they leave GVSU.

Outcome D Violence Prevention Education

Ethical Reasoning (undergraduate): Use a decision-making process based on defining systems of value.

Students will:
• Recognize the ethical complexity of consent
• Demonstrate understanding of key concepts and principles underlying systems of sexual violence
• Accurately apply ethical thinking to bystander and consent behaviors.
• Demonstrate the ability to deal constructively with crisis by engaging the appropriate GVSU resources related to sexual violence- specifically the Victim Advocate.
Objective 3 80% of GVSU incoming students will receive training on violence prevention, consent and locating the Victim Advocate

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data for this year in not as accurate as we would like due to a gap in staffing but we can surmise at least 60% of the nearly 4,000 students who attended the Transitions program received violence prevention education.