2014 Spring Human Services Associate Student SLO Assessment Survey

2014 Spring Human Services Associate Student SLO Assessment Survey

Human Services Associate Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
I loved most of the teachers. One was not that great but I was informed she will not be back so
that is good for the new students. I liked how the assignments helped the students connect. I
liked all the volunteer work we had to do. I learned so much during the program and am so
thankful for that. Ann Lichliter is a great mentor and was always there for us.
It was an interesting to me to learn all the topics, I think it is great in a sense that it is easy to do
a two plus two with another school. The course competency requirements were met, and easily
put into play in the real world.
I enjoyed the 2 field experiences because it gave me a chance to work with 2 different
populations. I also think it's good that the curriculum was made to transfer into a 4 year social
work degree because it's cheaper for me to do 2 years at a technical college and then transfer.
I enjoyed that there was a smaller class size and we had one instructor who we were able to
contact if we had any questions at any time over our program. I also really enjoyed that there
were two different field placements. I noticed myself change through the different placements
and it gave me a better idea of what area I would like to work in.
I liked the small class size for more one on one work. I also enjoyed the instructor as she had a
variety of expeerience that should could relate to with the subject that we were learning.
Ann Lichliter was very open, understanding, and a wonderful instructor. I liked the classes and
how it prepared me for the real world. I also liked the field experiences. I feel that the field
experiences helped me gain contacts, references, and gain an understanding of what social
work really is.
I really enjoyed the classes for this program. Aside from the general education classes, all of the
classes were extremely interesting and helpful for the profession that we're going in to. The
instructors were good , too. The field experiences were the most beneficial part of this program.
I'm so happy we had the opportunity to complete two of them. As I continue my education, I feel
like I'm a step ahead of the game.
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7

Human Services Associate Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
Everything I would change is being changed like the teacher who is not coming back and
adding a human biology class.
More structure within teachers, seemed like some teachers were very un-organized
Nothing.
For the program there was specific classes related to different fields that we might possibly go
into. We had Gerontology, Intro to DisAbilities, Addictions, and Public Health. I really feel there
should have been a class related to children and teens. For me and I think a few other people in
my class that environment is where we will most likely want to work so to have a class about
just child development or working with troubled teens would have been beneficial. Also I
understand that we were kind of the test class to see what worked and didn't work. I think there
are a lot of things that could be smoothed out with the flow of classes and really making sure
the new teachers are prepared for the class but flexible enough to know that there might be
some changes. I also do think there needed to be early intervention with some new instructors
that I didnt think was actually happening after multipule complaints from students. If this was
happening I think there should have been someone sitting in on a few of the classes to see
where the problems where actually coming from.
I would change the outline for some of the courses such as gerontology and public health as
they repeated other material in other classes.
attendance policies.
I would change the fact that there were so many night classes. I realize it varies each semester
but the past two years I was in the program, there were quite a bit of night classes. It was also a
struggle not having Human Biology and wanting to transfer after this program. It was a setback
for getting into a social work program at a university.
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Value
7

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
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0

0

0

1

6

7

Human Services Associate Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
The program also allows you to put them into practice.
Can tell in my field placement that I have learned the rules and the "lingo" for the human service
field
N/A
THis was a very big topic that we worked on over the course of two years.
I have learned to communicate as a professional over the phone, in person, and electronically. I
have also learned to speak well in group settings, especially when giving a presentation. This
program has really boosted my confidence.
Although motivational interviewing is difficult and I dislike it, it's important for the profession.
More repetition through each semester after the interviewing class would've been helpful just to
keep practicing.
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Value
6

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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Responses

0

0

2

3

2

7

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
N/A
I strongly dislike math. I do not feel I have applied anything other than basic math concepts.
I do not think math should be a requirement for this program.
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3

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7. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

1

1

5

7

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
Seems like thats all we did the whole time. Very helpful.
N/A
I have noticed a huge change in how I interact with people and even just in my personal life I
pick up on the fact that I have using skills I have learned through this program.
Self-determination is a big one. I've tried to empower my clients and provide them with
encouragement to better their lives. I honestly can't remember specific names of theories at this
point, but I know the steps to take for theories to be put into use.
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Value
4

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

0

0

2

5

7

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
N/A
During my field experiences sometimes I had to be a quick thinker and come up with solutions
in a fast manner. This is especially true in emergency-type situations. I have also come up with
ideas and implemented plans into my own programs throughout the field experience and class.
Seeing the big picture and being aware of the world around you is extremely important.

Human Services Associate Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
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Value
2

11. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

4

3

7

I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
N/A
Most assignments are due in blackboard. I've also had to use computers and electronically
communicate through e-mail with field supervisors.
This program was made up of a number of presentations and paper writing so you got pretty
good at dealing with technology.
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Value
3

13. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

0

7

7

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14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
That's what this program is all about.
I think this program was really good at teaching to work with everyone and not to judge people.
I've seen how my attitude has directly effected clients. I've watched people gain confidence just
by how I treat them. My time and how I spend it can be extremely important especially if I put
effort into what I do with them.
This program gave me a whole different outlook on others and life in general. It really taught me
to value other people for who they are and to not have prejudgments.
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Value
4

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
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Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

0

0

2

5

7

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
N/A
My projects and parties that I planned were extremely successful.
Through field study, I have seen myself be successful at decision making along with the other
tasks listed.
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3

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

0

uphold
ethical and
legal
conduct in
professional
settings.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

0

7

7

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
N/A
I have learned to let my guard down and not hold as many judgments.
Ethical standards was stressed drastically through this program. I am confident that I am
professional enough to uphold these standards.
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3

19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
collaborate
effectively
with human
service
professionals,
partnering
agencies,
and clients.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

0

0

1

6

7

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
N/A
I have learned how to be extremely professional inside and OUTSIDE school, my field
placement, and current job.
You can practice skills for the real world all you want in a classroom setting, field experience is
where all of this can be applied and perfected.

Human Services Associate Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
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3

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
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Strongly
Agree

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0

0

0

2

5

7

apply
interviewing
skills with
clients.

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
N/A
I have learned how to talk and listen to clients.
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2

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
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Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

0

0

2

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7

demonstrate
a
commitment
to
developing
cultural
competence.

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
N/A
I have learned to let all judgments pass.
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2

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25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
demonstrate
knowledge of skillset to
work with vulnerable
and disenfranchised
individuals/populations.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

Strongly
Disagree

0

1

6

7

0

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
N/A
Learning about the variety of populations out there that I didn't even realize or have much
knowledge of before, was a huge eye-opener.
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2

27. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
access
community
resources
for the
benefit of
individuals
and
families.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

0

0

1

6

7

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
N/A
I have many different resources that I would have never thought of before entering this program.
When working with clients they can say something to me and right there I can give them
resources of who or what organizations would possibly be able to help them. If I do not know of
any at the time then I am able to think about it for a little while and let them know the next time I
see them.
Our portfolio that we created in Community Resources class was and will continue to be helpful
in accessing resources throughout the community and providing my clients with contacts to
those resources if needed.

Human Services Associate Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
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3

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
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Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

0

0

2

5

7

examine
the history,
nature, and
scope of
human
services
and the
role family,
community,
and human
services
plays in
society and
the
economy.

30. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
N/A
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1

Human Services Associate Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
31. CONCLUSION - Please use this space to share any other
feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience
at Western Technical College.
Text Response
I'm really sad to be leaving, but as the first cohort to be graduating, I'm glad we could leave
some things behind as well such as the Human Services Club. I'll never forget this time I spent
in the program.
Loved the environment and the program, it was a very fun program to be in and I feel like I not
only learned a lot about the the field itself, but have also grown as a person and I know that this
is what I want to do in life.
I think this was a great program and I truly enjoyed working with Ann, she is an awesome
teacher and I will miss her!
I really enjoyed being here at Western. I learned a lot about myself while here and I made
connections with people that I hope last after graduation.
This program is a great program and it made up for my bad experience when I first attempted a
different program through Western.
This was a wonderful program! It has really helped prepare me for the real world.
I will continue to give much credit of my knowledge and experience thus far in my education to
this program. Although it's a stepping stone in my education, I have accomplished so much and
can't thank Ann and the other instructors enough for the support and information they've given
me. I've met so many people - peers, professionals, community members, etc. that will continue
to act as references for me as I grow into a professional.
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Value
7