Counseling Graduate Program

Program Assessment and Learning Outcomes

What is Assessment?

Assessment is an ongoing process to provide information about student achievement, performance and program effectiveness.  The primary purpose of academic assessment is to improve student learning and development.  The assessment of student learning offers us an excellent opportunity for gathering, interpreting, and using student learning offers us an excellent opportunity for gathering, interpreting, and using information that will result in educational improvement.  Assessment is also necessary to make sound decisions about students and programs, and is required by accrediting bodies.  Assessment and instruction are closely linked; therefore, assessment methods must closely target instructional objectives in order for students to showcase their achievements.

CACREP requires an annual report to inform prospective students and the public about our program.  Counselor education programs accredited by CACREP have been asked to include the following vital statistics data:

 

2013 CSU Program Data

  Clinical Mental Health School Counseling
Number of students currently enrolled 81 20
Number of program graduates from the past year 18 5
Completion or graduation rate 97% 97%
NCE certification examination pass rate (average from 2011 to 2013) 65% 65%
Job placement rate 85% 85%

 

CSU Counseling Program Demographic Characteristics

  Students (n=114) Full-time Faculty (N=6)
African American/Black 98 4
Hispanic/Latino 9 0
Caucasian/White 7 2
Female 103 4
Male 11 2

 

The assessment process is ongoing and flows from the mission of Chicago State University, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Psychology and the Counseling Graduate Program.

See links below to download prior institutional assessment reports.

 

Assessment Report Graduate Program Level Counseling Spring 2009

Assessment Report Graduate Program Level Counseling Spring 2010

Assessment Report Graduate Program Counseling Spring 2011 with trend data for Clinical Mental Health

Assessment Report Graduate Program Counseling Spring 2011 with trend data for School Counselling

 Assessment Highlight School Counseling

Assessment Report Graduate Program Level - Clinical Mental Counseling Psychology Sp 2012 w trend data

Brief Report Explaining Assessment and Result for the School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs

Counseling Graduate Program Curriculum Map and Revision of Student Learner Outcome

Counseling Graduate Program Curriculum Map

Trend data 09 to 12 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Psychology Graduate 

Trend data 09 to 12 School Counseling Graduate Program Psychology

New Student Learner Outcomes

Student Feedback