Congratulations to this semester’s current Assessment Grant award winners. We look forward to seeing your projects come to fruition.
Abdullah Jamos: CSD Undergraduate Program Assessment Plan Focus Group
Dr. Jamos is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department in the College of Health and Human Services. His grant proposal, CSD Undergraduate Program Assessment Plan Focus Group, outlines a plan to host focus groups of current and graduated students who will assess their own preparedness to emerge from the program into communities, large and small, and not only become successful CSD professionals but who will also emerge as community leaders by making a difference though ethical, purpose-driven work.
Dr. Jamos states, “We see these focus groups as a vital aspect of this commitment, and our chance to check-in with the only people who can truly evaluate how well we are accomplishing this ongoing commitment: our students.”
We appreciate the continued efforts of the CSD Department to develop and implement a curriculum which maximizes student potential while supporting and assessing the university’s Public Affairs Mission.
Kim Roam: Focus Groups For Improvement
Kim Roam is a Clinical Instructor in the Childhood Education and Family Studies Department of the College of Education. Her proposal, Focus Groups for Improvement, outlines a plan to host focus groups of Community Advisory Board members, current students, and alumni who will assess career readiness of students emerging from the program based on student learning outcomes and real-world experience.
Missouri State works to educate and prepare students for their lives and careers. We recognize the importance of the work of the Childhood Education and Family Studies Department in enhancing the marketability of their graduates for the career field in the 21st century.
Debra Price: Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Board
Debra Price is an Instructor in the Childhood Education and Family Studies Department of the College of Education. Her proposal outlines a plan to have the Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Board review current course offerings, issues faced in the program, and ideas for future growth.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory board will consist of students and alumni who will meet in focus groups to discuss the above items and offer suggestions. The Childhood Education and Family Studies department understands that feedback from alumni and stakeholders will allow them to make more informed decisions to better the program.
We are proud to support the efforts of our faculty and staff to provide the best possible learning and preparation for Missouri State students. Childhood Education and Family Studies is allowing students to make their “Missouri STATEment.”