ASSESSMENT & STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
Residence Life is dedicated to ensuring quality research and assessment of the programs and services we provide to our residents.
The assessment team now provides assistance to all units, which can range from designing a quick opinion poll, to summarizing student residence hall/apartment experiences, to conducting advanced statistical analysis and producing professional research for presentation and publication. Regardless, evidence-based decision-making enables us to improve the on campus Aggie experience.
Explore the current assessment and research projects being pursued by the department or look at our on campus student demographics.
Academic Support Initiatives are programs, professional staff, facilities, and learning environments that contribute to student learning and success on-campus. Our mission is to provide a wide array of programs and services to enhance the academic
On-Campus student leaders participate in intentional leadership development and reflect on their experiences in their roles. Residence Life is pleased to have 7 groups of student leaders participating in the Aggies Commit: Reflections on Student Leadership assessment project coordinated by Student Life Studies.
During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Graduate Hall Directors (GHD) are asked to complete a learning assessment related to the role in May. This assessment, which is composted of 55 quantitative and 13 qualitative questions, was completed by 12 GHDs yielding a response rate of 86%. Overall, GHDs show gains in learning in communication, diversity, and integrative learning.
During the Spring of 2016, the Resident Advisor Learning Assessment was conducted in April. The assessment, which consisted of 40 quantitative and 19 qualitative questions was completed by 76 RAs, yielding a 47% response rate. RAs showed positive gains in communication and collaborative work in the assessment.
Residence Life hopes to initiate a project designed to better understand predictive factors associated with student retention and completion based on housing information from current and former on-campus residents.
A research study which is a post-occupancy evaluation of a newly design residential hall for college/university students.Primary objectives of this ongoing study are to: (1) to identify the usage rate of the functional areas and the users' satisfaction about the building design, (2) to identify the good design features of the housing facilities and to identify the areas for improvement. This study is a partnership between Residence Life and Treanor Architects.
A study, supported by the Division of Student Affairs College Completion Grant, is being conducted in two phases to better understand the impact residential life has on student success and academics. The population frame is undergraduate and graduate students who live on the Texas A&M University campus in either a residence hall or apartment complex maintained and operated by University officials.
This study is investigating alumni of high impact programs at Texas A&M University. This study includes a Living Learning Program, internship program, undergraduate research, and study abroad programs at Texas A&M University. More specifically, the researchers are after, what are the long term benefits of participation in high impact practices? Could benefits vary based on the type of high impact practice?
Residence Life is dedicated to delivering the most accessible and meaningful on campus experiences to students. With that accountability comes transparency, which means being open to our stakeholders about what we are doing, and what we plan to do, to increase the number and quality of our contributions to the educational mission of Texas A&M University. Below are student demographic and other dashboards that give insight into the on-campus Aggie community.