Assessment of Student Learning Award

Criteria

Recipients are recognized for their outstanding service towards assessing student learning at Texas A&M University.

The selection committee considers, but is not limited to the following criteria:

  • Direct impact on students and/or student groups in creating an environment which enhances student learning in the co-curricular.
  • Shows dedication on improving student learning in the co-curricular through using assessment results.
  • Assessment of student learning is linked to the University, Division of Student Affairs, and/or supports the advancement of students achieving the institutional undergraduate/graduate learning outcomes.

Eligibility

Recipients must meet the following eligibility requirements to be recognized:

  • Be a current Division of Student Affairs employee. Team nomination: all members must be current DSA employees. All staff below the DSA Department Directors are eligible.
  • Be full-time and budgeted at least 50% time.
  • Have a minimum of six months of service, as of February 20, 2019, 5pm CST, in current department or any other department within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Not have received an Assessment of Student Learning Award at any of the previous three DSA Awards ceremonies (2016, 2017 or 2018). Applies to individual nomination or all members of a team nomination.

Recognition

  • Individual: recipient will receive a $500 cash award and memento
  • Team: individual plaques; team members will share a total cash award of $500
  • One individual or team awarded

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination Form (separate nomination letter is not required)
  • Two one-page letters of support (Letters of support must be submitted from individuals other than the nominator)
  • Professional Photo of Nominee

Failure to follow nomination requirements exactly will result in a disqualified nomination. No exceptions will be made.

The nomination form will be open for submissions on December 21, 2018, and will close on February 20, 2019 at 5pm CST.

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  • Nominators must submit two one-page letters of support for this award. Letters of support must be submitted from individuals other than the nominator.
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    Should your nominee be selected as an award winner, you will be expected to:
  • - Provide a staff photo of the award winner (if not already provided)
  • - Contact the winner's friends, family, and guests for a surprise attendance at the Awards Ceremony
  • - Uphold the tradition of the award being a surprise to the winner
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Past Assessment of Student Learning Award Recipients

2017-2018: Kyle McCracken, Residence Life

2016-2017: DSA Committee on Leadership Initiatives (Dr. Melissa Shehane, Katy King, Dr. Tony Brown, Dr. Gennie Lynn, Kelly Cox, Heather Wheeler, Varselles Cummings, Tearney Woodruff, Tia Crawford, Norma Nunez)

2015-2016: Katy King, Memorial Student Center