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Program Evaluation

2019 Annual Report

2019 ANNUAL REPORT
PROGRAM EVALUATION RESULTS &
SUBSEQUENT PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS

Evaluation of the Counseling Program during 2019 while completing the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) self-study, indicated the following results and modifications. Most modifications provided below are applicable to both Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling (SC) programs. When only relevant to one specialty area, the individual program is identified. We applied for CACREP accreditation in Fall 2019.

Summary of Program Evaluation

  • Overall our program performs well with 100% pass rates in both school counselor certification exam (i.e., TExES for school counselors) and professional counseling licensure exam (i.e., National Counselor Examination) exam.
  • Stakeholders indicate that the program is meeting the needs of the students and their future clients. Stakeholder survey returns are low.
  • Key Performance Indicators demonstrates that instruction is successful in most areas are meeting target expectations on standards.
  • Disposition data indicate that student screening is efficient in minimizing dispositional issues through the program. Disposition completion at set point is low.
  • Graduation rate indicate that students are graduating in a timely manner. Not all who enter complete the program. Most leave the program due to a lack of fit with career expectations.
  • Transition I and II point data indicate that more than 97% of our students earn B or better grades.
  • The Advisory Committee indicate that the Counseling Program meet the needs of the community.
  • Overall results from program evaluation indicate that irrespective of program (i.e., CMHC or SC) and location (i.e., Clear Lake or Pearland), the program is meeting training needs of future counselors.

Subsequent Program Modifications

  • Make intentional relationships with area employers to increase employer surveys
  • Visit sites more frequently to build relationships to increase site supervisor surveys
  • Involve alumni and site supervisors in the program through offering continuing education
  • Remind faculty to complete KPIs and dispositions at the end of semester
  • Discuss ways to retain students by intentional selection, interview, and orientation process.
  • Request appropriate designation to separate programmatic evaluations by program focus (i.e., Clinical Mental Health Counseling [CMHC] and School Counseling [SC]). Separating by location is unnecessary due to the Counseling Program offered only at the Pearland from Summer 2020.

Other Substantial Program Changes

  • Establish further written policies regarding student admission, retention, remediation, and dismissal
  • Modify the admission process due to increased number of applicants.
  • Develop marking material.
  • Improve retention rates.
  • Request faculty lines to replace faculty who have retired to maintain appropriate student to core faculty ratios.
  • Increase School Counselor enrollment through launch of the approved Hybrid Program


Number of Graduates 2019

Semester/Year Clinical Mental Health Counseling School Counseling
  C P C P
Spring 2019 5   3  
Summer 2019 4      
Fall 2019 3 6 1  
Total 12 6 4  


Completion Rate CMHC  2019

Category Cohort SP 19
CMHC
Su 19
CMHC
FA 19
CMHC
     C P  C P  C P
Starters n/a   16     15  
Graduates n/a 5   4   3 6
Completion Rates Spring 16 100%          
Completion Rates Fall 16 cohort     36%   55%*  
Completion Rates Spring 17 cohort           90%**

Note: C = Clear Lake; P = Pearland;
* 3 dropped out during first semester; 2 students did not meet anticipated graduation date
** 1 student did not meet anticipated graduation date


Completion Rate SC 2019

Category Cohort SP 19
SC
Su 19
SC
FA 19
SC
     C P C P  C P
Starters n/a   1     5  
Graduates n/a 1       1  
Completion Rates Fall 16 cohort 33%+       66%*  
Completion Rates Spring 17 cohort   100%        

+ Early graduation' 1 of 3 dropped out


Job Placement Rate 2019

Semester/Year Clinical Mental Health Counselors School Counselors
Spring 2019 100% 100%
Summer 2019 0%  
Fall 2019 55%  100%


State Licensing and Certification Results 2019

Semester/Year Clinical Mental Health Counseling School Counseling
Spring 2019 100% 100%
Fall 2019 100% 100%


Stakeholder Survey Return Rates 2019

  Spring Summer Fall
  CMHC SC CMHC SC CMHC SC
Completer     2   9 2
Site Supervisor     1   5 2
Alumni         3  
Employer     0 0 0 0


Completer Survey 2019

  Summer 2019 CMHC Fall 2019 CMHC Fall 2019 SC
Rate 50% (2/4) 100% 100%
Research, Workshop, Award 100% No 11% Yes
89% No
100% -No
Satisfied with courses 50% Highly
50% Satisfied
  67% Highly
22% Satisfied
11% Highly Dissatisfied
50% Highly
50% Satisfied
Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice 50% Advanced
50% Intermediate
44% Advanced
56% Intermediate
50% Advanced
50% Intermediate
Social and Cultural Diversity 100% Advanced 56% Advanced
44% Intermediate
100% Advanced
Human Growth and Development 100% Intermediate 67% Advanced
33% Intermediate
100% Intermediate
Career Development 100% Basic 11% Advanced
67% Intermediate
22% Basic
100% Basic
Helping Relationships 50% Advanced
50% Intermediate
8% Advanced
11% Intermediate
50% Advanced
50% Intermediate
Group Work 100% Intermediate 67% Advanced
33% Intermediate
100% Intermediate
Assessment 100% Intermediate 11% Advanced
67% Intermediate
2% Basic
100% Intermediate
Research and Program Evaluation  50% Intermediate
50% Basic
22% Advanced
56% Intermediate
11% Basic
11% Limited
50% Intermediate
50% Basic


Site Supervisor Survey Results 2019

  Summer 19 Fall 19
  CMHC SC CMHC SC
Return Rate 25%   5 2
Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice 9   No response no response
Social and Cultural Diversity 9   9.6 10
Human Growth and Development 9   9.6 10
Career Development no response   10 10
Helping Relationships 9   9.6 10
Group Work 9   9.6 10
Assessment 9   9.4 10
Research and Program Evaluation no response   10 10


CMHC

Alumni Survey Results 2019

Item # Completed
Number completed survey 3
Gender Female
Professional Organizations 3
Presentations 2
Currently Employed 3
Relevance to degree 3


Identity and Wellness Survey Results 2019

  Summer 19 Summer 19 Fall 19 Fall 19
Location/Program Clear Lake/CMHC Clear Lake/SC *Clear Lake & Pearland/CMHC SC
Response Rate 100%   89% 0%
Number of Students 4/4   8/9 1
Wellness
Selected a career of interest and value 100% A   88% A
13% SA
No response
Developed skills and keep them current 100% A   88%A
13%SA
No response
Self-care and healthy habits 50% A
50% SA
  75% A
25% SA
No response
Engage in reflective activity 50% A
50% SA
  88% A
13% SA
No response
Professional Identity
Organization Membership 100%   88% No response
Service 75%   50% No response
Conference attendance 50%   25% No response
Association Meeting 50%   25% No response

Note: A = Agree; SA = Somewhat agree
*cannot separate the data


KPI Aggregate Data for 2019

Standard/Area Clear Lake Pearland
2.F.1: Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice 100% 100%
2.F.2: Social and Cultural Diversity 100% 100%
2.F.3: Human Growth and Development 99% 99%
2.F.4: Career Development 99% 99%
2.F.5: Counseling and Helping Relationships 97% 97%
2.F.6: Group Counseling and Group Work 100% 100%
2.F.7: Assessment and Testing 100% 100%
2.F.8: Research and Program Evaluation 85.2% 85.2%
5.C: Specialty Area - Clinical Mental Health Counseling   - 1st Measure 92.6% 92.6%
5.C: Specialty Area - Clinical Mental Health Counseling  - 2nd Measure
Transcript and Treatment Plan Prac III
90% 90%
5.G: Specialty Area- School Counseling -1st Measure
Models
100% 100%
5.G: Specialty Area- School Counseling - 2nd Measure 100% 100%

Note: Percentage that met or exceeded expectations


Professional Disposition Aggregate Data 2019

  Clear Lake
Disposition Acceptable Need Improvement Unacceptable
Professional Responsibility 97% 3%  
Collegiality 100%    
Diversity 100%    
Learning 100%    
Integrity 100%    
  Pearland
Disposition Acceptable Need Improvement Unacceptable
Professional Responsibility 100%    
Collegiality 100%    
Diversity 100%    
Learning 100%    
Integrity 100%    


Grades Aggregate Data 2019

Semester Transition Point 1 
(by Pre Practicum)
Transition Point 2
(by Practicum II)
Spring 2019 95% earned B or better 93.75% earned a B or better
Summer 2019 93.33% earned a B or better  
Fall 2019 None 100% earned a B or better


Applicant Demographics CMHC

  Spring 2019
Pearland
Fall 2019
Clear Lake
  CMHC SC CMHC SC
Gender        
Female 22 6 48 10
Male 6 1 8 0
Ethnicity        
Asian 2 1 3 0
American Indian 0 0 0 0
Black 3 1 8 2
Hispanic 9 3 16 2
Multi 1 0 3 1
White 13 2 25 5
Not Specified 0 0 1 0
2018 Annual Report

2018 ANNUAL REPORT
PROGRAM EVALUATION RESULTS &
SUBSEQUENT PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS

Evaluation of the Counseling Program during 2018 while completing the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) self-study, indicated the following modifications. Most modifications provided below are applicable to both Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling (SC) programs. When only relevant to one specialty area, the individual program is indicated.
 
1. Establish additional written policies regarding student admission, retention, remediation, and dismissal.

Such policies were established and published. Policies affecting students directly are available in the Student Handbook. Other program operation related policies are available on the Faculty Shared Drive.
 
2. Adapt College of Education dispositional statement. 
Counseling Program faculty modified and adapted the College of Education disposition statement.  This document is available under professional dispositions.
 
3. Update the Counseling Program Exit Interview to align with national accreditation standards and distribute through Qualtrics for efficient data gathering. 
The updated Counseling Program Exit Interview is now distributed through Qualtrics.
 
4. Develop and disseminate an Alumni and Employer Survey aligned with national accreditation standards. 
Survey results available upon request from Dr. Perera.
Because UHCL student emails are non-functional upon one year of graduation, student personal emails are collected during Practica experience to follow up with alumni surveys.
 
5. Compile Site Supervisor Feedback and implement suggestions. 
Site supervisor feedback on student performance did not indicate need for any significant changes. Feedback is collected on an ongoing basis and is reviewed in program meetings.
To capture site supervisor program evaluation, two questions were added to the existing site supervisor evaluation of student form.
 
6. Solicit input from the Advisory Committee for programmatic changes.

Advisory Committee met in Fall 2017 and Spring 18.  
Suggestions and resultant changes.
o  Aligned the program to new LPC Board rules (CMHC)
o  Improved student community involvement
o  Marketed the program with new flyers
o  Made site information available to students
o  Changed summer class offerings to 8-week session
o  Pursuing national accreditation
o  Developing a different (online/hybrid) option to improve school counseling student enrollment (SC)
 
7. Establish Key Performance Indicators(KPI) in TaskStream with rubrics for evaluation. 
Key Performance Indicators identified and Rubrics for evaluation built into TaskStream for all eight core areas for national accreditation. Data collection for KPIs began in Spring 2018.  
 
8. Develop an online site-supervisor training option.
Online site-supervisor training option is available as of Spring 2019
 
9. Develop marking material.
Flyers and promotional cards were developed and approved.  Need to continue to develop more marketing material to recruit students.
 
10. Revise Program’s Web presence.
Website was updated with video presence. Updated all pages of the Website with significant changes to the student resource section. Further, we aligned our Website to meet CACREP requirements.  The following social media were developed and are maintained for the Counseling Program.

Facebook: @uhclcounselingprogram

Instagram: @uhclcounselingprogram 

LinkedIn: @uhclcounselingprogram

Twitter: @UHCL_Counseling

11. Improve community engagement of students.
Students and Faculty organized and participated in community events in Spring18 (i.e., Galveston Food Bank), Summer 18 (i.e., HIV/AIDS Walk) and  Fall 18 (i.e., Suicide Prevention Walk, Food Drive for Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and a School Supply Drive for Kate Bell Elementary 
 
12. Conduct a scope and sequence evaluation.
Completed scope and sequence evaluation and submitted course change forms through the Academic Review Committee
 
13. Separate programmatic evaluations by specialty (i.e., CMHC and SC).
CMHC Program Evaluation Results
Ø Continue with offering quality courses to maintain 100% pass rate on NCE

SC Program Evaluation Results
Ø Continue with offering quality courses to maintain 100% pass rate on TExES
Ø Offer a different (online/hybrid) option to improve school counseling student recruitment and enrollment


Number of Graduates

Semester/Year Clinical Mental Health Counseling School Counseling
Spring 2018 1 9
Fall 2018 4 0


Completion Rate

Category Cohort Spring 18 CMHC Spring 18 SC Fall 18 CMHC Fall 18 SC
Starters n/a 15 5 13 2
Graduates n/a 1 9 n/a n/a
Completion Rates Spring 15 cohort 100% n/a n/a n/a
Completion Rates Fall 15 cohort n/a 71%  66%  71%
Completion Rates Spring 16 cohort n/a n/a  n/a  71%


Job Placement Rate

Term/Year Clinical Mental Health Counselors School Counselors
Spring 2018 100% 100%
Fall 2018 100% No graduates


State Licensing and Certification Results

Term/Year NCE for Clinical Mental Health Counselors TExES for School Counselors
Spring 2018 100% 100%
Fall 2018 100% 100%
For More Information Contact
  • Counseling Program

    Phone: 281-283-3600
    Email: mscounprog@uhcl.edu

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