At Southern Oregon University, we are proud of the consistently high ratings we receive from students and community partners for the quality and outcomes of our program. We believe that one reason for this positive assessment is our value of never resting on our laurels. Rather, we are always looking for ways to improve. The CMHC program faculty members conduct ongoing systematic program evaluation to drive this continuous improvement.
New and graduating students participate in surveys to assess their perceptions of the program. Current internship site supervisors are also asked to complete a survey about program effectiveness in preparing students to begin internship. Alumni are queried one year after graduation and employers are asked for input as well. Each year, faculty members review characteristics of program applicants as well as results of the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) that all graduating students complete. Our student cohorts have consistently scored significantly above the national averages on this examination.
We have also identified specific competencies that are linked to student learning outcomes (SLOs) in each core class. Students receive specific feedback on their achievement of these skills and knowledge sets.
The CMHC Assessment Plan is provided below, as well as the most recent reports (PDF format):
Annual Assessment Report
Current Student Survey Results (PDF)
- 2014 New Students (2013 cohort)
- 2014 Graduating Students (2012 cohort)
- 2013 New students (2012 cohort)
- 2013 Graduating Students (2011 cohort)
Alumni Survey Results
Survey of Site Supervisors Results
Survey of Employers Results
Comparison of SOU Students to National Norms in Comprehensive Exit Examinations
CPCE Results by year.