Evaluations in the Program
Evaluation of Student Progress
Students are regularly evaluated throughout the Program regarding their academic performance, their professional development, and their personal development in several ways. These include:
- Course grades
- Skill Competencies established for Practicum courses
- Internship supervisor evaluations
- Faculty member completion of the "Student Progress Assessment Rating Form" for each student at the conclusion of COUN 533, Counseling Theories and Techniques, COUN 631, Counseling Issues and Ethics, COUN 669, Counseling Practicum I, and COUN 670, School Counseling Internship, or COUN 671, Counseling Internship
Students who are experiencing difficulties achieving competence as indicated by one or more of the above evaluation techniques may be asked to meet with the appropriate faculty member to design and implement a Plan for Improvement.
At the conclusion of each semester students are asked to complete course evaluations that address course content and faculty teaching skills. These anonymous evaluations are used by faculty to improve their teaching and are also considered for faculty promotion and compensation decisions.
The Xavier Counseling Programs are evaluated in several ways on a regular basis. Techniques include:
- Faculty and Advisory Board annual review of program objectives, syllabi, curricular offerings, and characteristics of program applicants.
- Follow-up studies of graduates, internship supervisors, and employers. The results of these studies are distributed to students, prospective students, faculty, internship supervisors, and university administrators at least once every three years.
- Student discussion of their program and curricular experiences at the conclusion of the internship. These discussions are summarized and shared with faculty and advisory board members annually.