2015 Spring Occupational Therapy Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Occupational Therapy Assistant Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Occupational Therapy 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……………………………………………………………………...2
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………………………………………………………………6
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on
yourself in this section.”

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………..9
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
I like the relationships that were made with the students and facilty over the 2 years together. I
also thought that I was well prepared to enter the field after getting through the program.
2 year program
Very hands-on. 20 students per class which makes the classes more individual and close-knit.
I like that it is hands on and you are able to work close with the instructors. I learn very well
from hands on with small classes.
Lab was my favorite. It allowed us to be hands on.
Lab and other hands on assignments
Lab, getting hands on
Being able to complete the program in under 3 years.
2 year program
Very detailed learning and allowed all forms of learning( visual,kinetic, hands on)
2 year program, hands on, instructors are always there to help us
I liked that this was a two year program. There was a lot of hands on learning and many
opportunities to challenge myself and learn an awesome career.
Prepared us for our career with the skills that we will need to go out into the workforce.
I like that the program stands for client centered care.
That it prepared you for FW and employment.
I enjoyed that hands on experiences I got with this program. I'm so glad this program included
field work rotations at the end, as I was able to apply all of my knowledge I learned in my
classes to real life experiences!!
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
16

1

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
I think the timing of certain projects could be better as well as the amount of small assignments
that didn't really contribute to my learning of the subject matter.
Nothing
There are a lot of "busy work" assignments that didn't add much to my knowledge.
I would add ore blended or online classes with certain courses. I felt like some we're pointless
to come into campus for and that part could be online.
The amount of homework during fw. Less db
Less DB during FW
N/A
No spring break in between fieldworks to make up time missed.
Nothing
The long summer break I felt could benefit for a course to be over summer to keep knowledge
up.
nothing
Nothing
It would be really nice to have a break between fieldwork rotations.
I feel that this program is very well rounded. At times it was very frustrating with the work load.
Even at fiedlwork other students did not have as much work as our program.
The cut throat you make a mistake and your out might be fine if student loans were not
involved. The stress was a lot to deal with and it's sad in this day and age one has to go into
debt to pay for your own job training.
Nothing!
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
16

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

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

5

12

17

2

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
How to communicate professionally
Through out fieldwork I was challenged to use the communication skills I learned in the
classroom such as therapeutic listening and empathy. Also to be an advocate for myself and
clients.
I feel that I have become better with my professional communication skills throughout this
program, especially with having FW for the past 16 weeks.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
3

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

2

10

4

17

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
Throughout fieldwork I had to be conscious of RUG levels, MMT, goineometry,ROM, etc. All
utilize mathematics that are essential for documentation.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

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

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

12

5

17

3

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
Making splints was a great experience, but I was glad it was more towards the end of our
classes, as it was a bit stressful at first!
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

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

3

14

17

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
Through my CQI project at my FW rotation, I was able to apply evidenced based research to an
actual experience to make customer service with patients that much better.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

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

9

7

17

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
Had a solid base beforehand.

May 18, 2015

4

Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

13. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

6

10

16

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
I feel that I have developed my confidence over the course of this program. I really feel that I
know who I am now and want to help other be the best they can be too.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

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

May 18, 2015

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

9

7

17

5

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

7

10

17

demonstrate
professional
behaviors,
ethical
standards,
values, and
attitudes of
the
occupational
therapy
profession.

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I feel that I have developed my professional behaviors throughout this program and am so
ready to support the OT profession through my career.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
1

6

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

Strongly
Disagree

0

practice
within the
distinct role
and
responsibility
of the
occupational
therapy
assistant.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

6

11

17

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I have felt the transition between practicing OT as a student to becoming an OTA graduate
within the past 16 weeks at FW and during practicals. Practicals really helped me to apply
knowledge and practice for FW
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

21. 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

9

7

16

advocate
for the
profession,
services,
and
consumers.

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Being able to communicate what occupational therapy to a diverse population was utilized
through fieldwork.
I enjoyed making an OT promotion project at my FW placement
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
2

7

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

Strongly
Disagree

0

value lifelong
learning
and the
need to
keep
current with
best
practice.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

7

10

17

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I'm excited to continuing education courses to keep up with current OT
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

25. 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

6

11

17

apply
occupational
therapy
principles
and
intervention
tools to
achieve
expected
outcomes.

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

May 18, 2015

Value
0

8

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

Strongly
Disagree

0

serve a
diverse
population
in a variety
of systems
that are
consistent
with entry
level
practice.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

8

9

17

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

Value
0

CONCLUSION
29. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
It is a very good program and I really ejoyed it. I feel that I am well prepared for the field now.
Very intense program and makes it difficult to work a job, due to class projects.
Overall it was an amazing experience. I know I will be able to find a job that I know I will love
thanks to this program.
Statistic
Total Responses

May 18, 2015

Value
3

9