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Advising Subcommittee Projects 2011-2012



Strategies to Meet Objectives

Assessment Method


Program/Office/Department Performing Assessment

What does the department/ program do to meet the goals --- what practices are currently in place


What is done to meet the objective – how does the department meet the objective (already in place)

How will this practice (objective) be assessed – what tools are used to see if the objective is working

What question are you trying to answer


The Office of AccessABILITY provides technological enhancements for students with permanent or temporary disabilities to aid in the learning process.

Reach out to all students who were at risk (2.0-2.5 GPA), on Probation (GPA below 2.0), and those who had received grades of “WU” and or “INC” to assist them in improving their academic status. The goal of this project has been to ensure that 50% of at risk “registered” students meet with an academic counselor and improve standing.

“At-risk” student population will be tracked via SIMS, attendance records, and advising records.  A comparison between GPAs of students attending advising and those who are not will be assessed.

Using a comparative analysis to 2010-2011, have better results been obtained?

Counseling and Wellness Services

Counseling Services aims to maximize students’ personal growth and development and enhance quality of life in the overall effort toward supporting academic success.

CWS provides mental health services to the Hunter College community including short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-education, outreach, and referral to students, as well as consultation services to students, faculty, staff, family members, and others.

Titanium (mental health service software used for scheduling, documenting, reporting, and tracking) is used to export data obtained from the clinician’s assessment, as well as through the CCAPS and SDS (client self-report tools) into SPSS to identify the prevalence of depression and suicidality, and analyze the correlations.

We want to compare prevalence of depression and suicidality between clinical (students who seek our services) and non-clinical samples. We want to continue to identify groups of students to whom outreach would be most appropriate given severity and/or presence of depression and suicidality


Career Development Services

The mission of the Office of Career Development Services is to provide all students and alumni with state-of-the-art resources to connect the value of a Liberal Arts Education to personal satisfaction and career options. Collaboration with faculty is integral to the development of curricular and co-curricular learning through internships and job opportunities.

Counselors help students recognize underlying factors that may impede progress toward decision-making. In addition, the office is a resource for work experiences and internships, which help develop each individual's talents, skills and career goals in preparation for successful employment.

A survey is sent via email to students participating in Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 internships as identified and assisted through the Career Development Services Internship Program.

Are students satisfied with the quality and outcomes of internship opportunities available through Hunter?

International Students Office

The goal of the International Students Office is to help international students strengthen their academic performance and cross-cultural competencies in their new educational setting so that they can make more educated academic decisions in order to complete their educational objectives in a timely manner.

Guide international students toward becoming more proactive and resourceful when exploring their options for overcoming academic difficulties.

Use CUNY residency code list available through Registrars & GPA summary list to determine # of international students at risk. Partner with other academic support offices /depts. to increase student contact with ISO and improve academic standing.


Ensure that over 75% of those students ‘at risk’ use ISO immigration counseling services & academic referrals improve GPAs, get reinstated, readmitted or other.

Psychology Department

To improve services to students and reflect their needs and interests. The goal was to address the items cited by the students and to see how well or poorly we were meeting their needs.

The Exit Survey is intended to ask graduating seniors for feedback about their experiences as majors in the psychology department. Based on their anonymous responses, we will address issues and improve services to students.

Survey will allow for both statistical and subjective responses. The purpose of this exit survey is to receive input from graduating undergraduate psychology majors.

Does the psychology department provide adequate services to its students?

Advising Services

Teach students the information, skills and competencies necessary to make informed choices and promote student success.

Provide advising services on a drop-in basis.

A paper survey will be administered during drop-in advising during two separate two-week periods, one during  a high traffic period and one during mid-semester.

1.       Overall satisfaction with services

2.       Are students gaining new perspectives on their academic issues?

3.       Are there significant differences in service quality based on time of semester?