Learning assessment

The Office of Student Life supports the use of CAS Standards and using student learning outcomes to measure and assess the programs and training implemented by the office.

OSL Learning Outcomes 2016 - 2017

Bystander Intervention Training

  1. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to identify the correct definition of a pro-social bystander as demonstrated by a multiple choice question on an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  2. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to list at least 4 examples of inappropriate sexual behaviours (on the continuum of behaviours presented in the workshop) as demonstrated by an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  3. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to name 3 barriers to intervening as a bystander as demonstrated by an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  4. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to list the 2 ways alcohol affects consent as demonstrated by an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  5. Facilitators who complete the Bystander Intervention Facilitator 3-day training session will be able to meet or exceed expected workshop facilitation skills as demonstrated by a rubric implemented by observation during training sessions 2 times during the year.

Student Leadership Program

  1. Students who participate in the CARE Leadership Program will be able to identify the at least 4 of the 6 steps of consent as demonstrated by an in-person quiz question administered at a monthly meeting.
  2. Students who participate in the Mental Health Leadership Program will be able to identify 4 UVic resources for students experiencing distress as demonstrated by an in-person quiz question administered at a monthly meeting
  3. Students who participant in the Student Leadership Program (CARE and Mental Health) will be able to demonstrate leadership skills the meet or exceed expectations as demonstrated by a rubric administered by the project leaders throughout the program.

Mental Health Literacy Training

  1. Staff participating in Level 1 of the Student Mental Health Literacy Program will be able to identify at least 3 indicators that a student may be in distress as demonstrated by a quiz question included in the operational effectiveness survey sent to participants by email 2 - 3 days after the training session.

OSL Learning Outcomes 2017 - 2018

Bystander Intervention Training

  1. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to identify that a pro-social bystander is able to intervene before, during and after an instance of sexualized violence occurs as demonstrated by a multiple choice question on an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  2. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to list 4 examples of inappropriate sexual behaviours (2 at the high end and 2 at the low end of community recognition) as demonstrated by an open ended question on an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  3. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to name 3 barriers to intervening as a bystander as demonstrated by an open ended question on an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  4. Students who complete the Bystander Intervention Training Workshop will be able to list 2 risks that alcohol poses to a person’s ability to consent as demonstrated by an open ended question on an online quiz completed one week after the workshop.
  5. Facilitators who complete the Bystander Intervention Facilitator 2-day training session will be able to meet or exceed expected workshop facilitation skills as demonstrated by a rubric implemented by observation during training sessions 2 times throughout the year.

Online Bystander Intervention Training

  1. New students starting at UVic in 2017 who complete the Step In, Speak Out online program will be able to identify the difference between direct and indirect bystander intervention as demonstrated by a quiz question at the end of the ‘Intervention Skills’ module.
  2. New students starting at UVic in 2017 who complete the Step In, Speak Out online program will be able to identify UVic’s definition of ‘sexualized violence as demonstrated by a quiz question at the end of the ‘What is Sexualized Violence’ module.

Student Leadership Program

  1. Students who participate in the Student Life Leadership Program will be able to identify the key steps in creating a work plan as demonstrated by submitting a mock work plan containing the key steps during a January professional development session.
  2. Students who participate in the Mental Health stream of the Student Life Leadership Program will be able to identify the difference between mental health and mental illness, as demonstrated by a written paragraph submitted in person in their final meeting of the year.
  3. Students who participate in the CARE stream of the Student Life Leadership Program will be able to identify 5 key components of consent, as demonstrated by a written paragraph submitted in person in their final meeting of the year.
  4. Students who participant in the Student Leadership Program will be able to demonstrate leadership skills that meet or exceed expectations as demonstrated by a rubric administered twice by the project leaders – in January and April.

Mental Health Literacy Training

  1. Staff participating in Level 1 of the Student Mental Health Literacy Program will be able to identify at least 3 indicators that a student may be in distress as demonstrated by a quiz question included in the operational effectiveness survey sent to participants by email 2 - 3 days after the training session.
  2. Staff participating in Level 2 of the Student Mental Health Literacy Program will be able to identify 3 signs or symptoms that a student may be experiencing anxiety or depression demonstrated by a quiz question included in the program survey sent to participants by email 2 – 3 days after the training session.
  3. Staff participating in Level 3 of the Student Mental Health Literacy Program will be able to identify 3 signs that a student may be at risk of suicide, demonstrated by a quiz question included in the program survey sent to participants by email 2 – 4 days after the training session.
  4. Staff participating in Level 3 of the Student Mental Health Literacy Program will be able to list 3 actions they can take when dealing with a student who may be at risk of suicide, demonstrated by a quiz question included in the program survey sent to participants by email 2 – 4 days after the training session.