Overall Alumni Confidence and Effect of Culminating Experiences on Learning in Student Affairs Preparation Programs: Examining CAS Professional Studies Standards
- College Student Affairs Journal
- Southern Association for College Student Affairs
- Volume 33, Number 1, Fall 2015
- pp. 66-86
- Additional Information
Alumni (n=109) of master’s student affairs preparation programs were surveyed regarding their mastery of learning outcomes based on the CAS Professional Studies curriculum standards. Results indicated that alumni were confident in most areas of their professional preparation; however, confidence was lower in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and research methods. Further, completion of a culminating experience increased participants’ sense of confidence in their learning. Implications for professional preparation, practice, and curricular standards are addressed.