Entering Student Questionnaire Fall 2021
ESQ. Table 18. Importance of Factors in Decision to Pursue Theological Education
|ESQ. Table 18. Importance of Factors in Decision to Pursue Theological Education||%|
|1. Experienced a call from God||92%|
|2. Desire to make a difference in the world||88%|
|3. Desire to serve others||88%|
|4. Opportunity for study and growth||86%|
|5. Intellectual interest in religious/theological questions||84%|
|6. Promise of spiritual fulfillment||82%|
|7. To discern God's will||80%|
|8. Desire to make a difference in life of church||80%|
Educational Effectiveness (2020-2021)
GSQ. Table 15. Educational Effectiveness in Facilitating Skill Areas:
Seventy graduating students rated 12/20 areas 4.0 or higher for Educational Effectiveness in Facilitating Skill Areas. This is a high mark of achievement in skills for students at Ashland Theological Seminary. The standard benchmark is 4.0 (80%) for all areas. The top four areas were:
|GSQ. Table 15. Educational Effectiveness in Facilitating Skill Areas||%|
|1. Ability to work effectively with both women and men||86%|
|2. Ability to think theologically||86%|
|3. Ability to use and interpret Scripture||86%|
|4. Ability to relate social issues to faith||84%|
Overall, this is an excellent report!
Measure of Educational Effectiveness and Personal Growth (2020-2021)
GSQ. Table 14. Measure of Educational Effectiveness and Personal Growth.
Sixty-nine students Met and Exceeded in 14/15 areas in 2020-2021. Fourteen areas met the goal of 4.0 (80%).
The top five areas were:
|GSQ. Table 14. Measure of Educational Effectiveness and Personal Growth||%|
|1. Trust in God||90%|
|3. Strength of Spiritual Life||88%|
|4. Ability to live my faith in daily life||88%|
|5. Enthusiasm for learning||88%|
Overall, this is an excellent score for Educational Effectiveness and Personal Growth!
Level of Satisfaction with School’s Services and Academic Resources (2020-2021)
GSQ. Table 20. Level of Satisfaction
This table shares the Level of Satisfaction that students at Ashland Theological Seminary have experienced while in their programs. There were 10 out of 20 areas that met the benchmark of 4.0 (80%). There were sixty-seven students who responded to the survey. The top six areas were:
|GSQ. Table 20. Level of Satisfaction||%|
|1. Quality of teaching||90%|
|2. Class size||90%|
|3. Spiritual formation||88%|
|4. Accessibility of faculty||86%|
|5. Access to library collection||84%|
|6. Accessibility of administrative/staff support||84%|
Overall Experience during Theological Program (2020-2021)
GSQ. Table 21. Overall Experience during Theological Program
This table shares the Overall Experience during the student’s time at Ashland Theological Seminary. There were 14/16 areas that met the benchmark of 4.0 (80%). There were sixty-eight students who responded to the survey. The top six areas were:
|GSQ. Table 21. Overall Experience during Theological Program||%|
|1. I have grown spiritually||94|
|2. personal faith has been respected||92|
|3. My faith is stronger than when I came||90|
|4. Faculty were supportive and understanding||90|
|5. Individuals of other faith traditions have been respected||90|
|6. I have felt accepted within this school community||90|
Position Expected After Graduation for All Students (2020-2021)
GSQ Table 23: Position Expected After Graduation for All Students (2020-2021)
66 students responded to this area of the GSQ.
|Position Expected After Graduation||Number of Students||%|
|Offered a position||27||40.9%|
|Not offered a position||18||27.3%|
|Will continue to work in current position||17||25.8%|
|Personal enrichment - not looking for employment||3||4.5%|
Counseling Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) (2019-2020)
Students are required to take a comprehensive exam at the end of the professional program. The exam is given by an independent contractor. Student pass rate for the 2019-2020 academic year was 100%. Students have the option of taking a licensure exam administered by the state of Ohio. Of the graduating
class of 2019-2020, 81% took and passed the exam. Each of these examinations review if the Student Learning Outcomes are met.
Students are also assessed through examinations within each class. The minimum requirement for continuing in the academic program is a 3.0 grade point average. Students are not able to continue if grades fall below a B- average. The program completion rate is greater than 85%.
Overall, this is an excellent rating in both areas of the program!
CACREP Standards Assessed for Counseling Students in MACMHC Degree (2019-2020)
Program / Department
Student Learning Outcome Identifier
“Exceeded” “Met” “Did Not Meet”
*n/a – KO2 and PS04 were not evaluated. The course that measures these two outcomes was not offered during the academic year. The program restructured courses for the cohort based on student, faculty, and supervisor input. This resulted in this course not being offered during this academic year.
Overall, this is an excellent result in Student Learning Outcomes for the program!
Doctor of Ministry (2020-2021)
Dissertation Approved at Defense – 94.73% candidates passed defense which includes an oral and written report. Rubric for Assessment of Written Document is 94.73% showing that candidates are doing well in the written examination of the program. Standard is 80% and the program meets the standard.