2015 Spring Dental Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Dental Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Dental Assistant
Spring 2015

Published: 04/29/2015

Table of Contents

Overall Experience…………………………………………………………........1
Instructions Provided:
“Use this section to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to
communicate any other comments about your overall experience in the
program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else related to
the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.”

Core Abilities……………………………………………………………………...1
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall
skills that all graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus
on yourself in this section.”

Program Outcomes………………………………………………………………5
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on
yourself in this section.”

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………..8
Instructions Provided:
“Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions
about your experience at Western Technical College.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
The small group! I also loved the fact that there were only two teachers.
I enjoyed all of the different projects
Enjoyed the hands on experience
I really liked that the program had us learning with hands on activities in class. I also liked how
they sent us out to our clinical sites first semester so we had a lot of experience with a variety of
dental offices and knew what type of dental office we would like to get a job.
I liked the hands on experience you get.
All of the hands on activities and labs
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Value
6

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
Having deadlines For assignments And sticking to them. Be clear about them too so all know
when they are.
being more structured and getting grades in the grade book sooner
Not make the students buy as many books. They were not all useful
It would have been helpful to have more instructors helping out in our radiography lab first
semester. I think there were way too many students trying to get direction and advice, when
there were only two teachers so there was always a long wait. Also, it would be helpful to cover
digital radiography more (since that is what is out in the offices). I think they are already making
this change for next year's class!
Better clinical sites
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Total Responses

Value
5

CORE ABILITIES
3. As a result of this program:
Question
I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

5

1

6

1

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
We were all required to take oral/interpersonal communication with Amy Ramsay and I loved
her as a teacher. Amy focused on topics that we would have to know for our profession's in her
class. That class along with the communication skills taught in our core dental assisting classes
gave me effective communication skills.
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Value
1

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

4

1

0

6

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
There aren't really too many mathematical concepts needed for the dental assisting program.
Not too much math in the program
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

7. As a result of this program:
Question
I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

1

3

1

6

2

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
What I learned in lecture, I got the chance to apply in both lab and out in clinical.
very much so
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Value
2

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

0

0

4

2

6

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
Having clinical experience from early on in the program helped with critical thinking skills and
those skills were reinforced in our classes.
you have to learn this especially in radiography
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Total Responses

Value
2

11. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

0

4

1

6

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
It would be helpful if the program covered dental software programs more in-depth.
You're exposed to a lot of different technology in dental that you have to learn

May 18, 2015

3

Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

13. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

2

4

6

I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

15. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

4

1

6

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response

May 18, 2015

4

Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

5

1

6

perform a
variety of
advanced
supportive
dental
procedures.

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I have seen and assisted with a variety of procedures. I have learned a lot and I feel like I still
have quite a bit to learn but that will come with more experience.
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Value
1

19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

manage
infection
and hazard
control.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

6

6

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
This program did a great job of teaching the class how to manage infection and hazard control
and then following up on in throughout the year.
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May 18, 2015

Value
1

5

21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

produce
diagnostic
intraoral
and
extraoral
radiographs
on a variety
of patients.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

4

2

6

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I feel much more confidant with radiographs than I did in the beginning, but will need to continue
to practice and keep getting better.
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Value
1

23. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

4

2

6

perform
advanced
dental
laboratory
procedures.

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
We did the same things over and over in our dental procedures lab. This made us get better
and a few things really quickly.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

6

25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

demonstrate
professional
behaviors,
ethics and
appearance.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

3

3

6

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

27. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

1

4

0

6

perform
dental
office
business
procedures.

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Not too much focus on this and I think there should be more
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Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

7

CONCLUSION
29. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
I loved the program and feel like I have learned a lot
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

8