Using a Personality Profile Assessment tool for Student Success

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					 Using a Personality Profile
Assessment Tool for Student
          Success

         THURSDAY, JULY 30

     Kelly Wuest and Jason Cifra
     College of Southern Nevada
                   Agenda
• Introductions.
• Career Exploration and Counseling needs at CSN.
• Identifying the Right Tool and Why TypeFocus
  Worked for us.
• Find Your Career @ CSN program.
• Screenshots of TypeFocus features.
• Benefits of having an Assessment tool.
• Observations
• Q&A.
   Career Exploration and Counseling
             needs at CSN.
1. Lack of comprehensive and accessible tool for
   the majority of our students.
2. Need for collaboration between Career Services
   and Counseling Department in assisting students
   with Career Development.
3. Lack of ability to track students who have needs,
   but may not have followed through with
   services.
4. Need for statistics and tracking of
   provided services.
   Identifying the Right Program.
• Identified different types of programs.
• Used students and staff to evaluate each
  program during demonstrations.
• Evaluated the cost, access, and features of
  each program.
• Identified the final program >>>Typefocus.
• Work with vendor for training and
  customization.
                                TypeFocus
Personality Type Assessment  Self-awareness, Setting Goals, Career Cluster, and
   Success at Work

Success Factors Questionnaire  Academic Success
Employability Skills         Improve employability skills (Resume, Interviews, and
   Communication).

Administration Interface Features:
                     » Customize options: Graphics, Immediate Reports
                     » Program evaluation; add a variable; announcements.
                     » Sort/Select/Communicate


Hosted/Web Based.
               Unlimited Access to students and staff.
               Total cost was $2300 for three years.
                        ($700 Discount + $1000 Perkin’s Grant + $600 Per Dept.)
                     Find Your Career @ CSN

                            Students complete the
                            TypeFocus Assessment
                              series via the web.
                                                                                            Track Student Progress!




 Students can consult
   with Counselors,
Advisors, and Specialists                 Student Success!
   to review report.
                                                                                                Career Specialists provide
                                                                                              Employment Skills development
                                                                                                such as Resume and Cover
                                                                                                    Letter writing, Job
                                                                                              Search/Career Exploration, and
                    With the students,                 Counselors, Advisors, Career              Interviewing Workshop.
                      Counselors and                Specialists cross refer to each other
                     Advisors develop               or other student support programs
                    course of study and               depending on Retention needs.
                       degree plans.
Quick View
Personality Profile
Success Factor Questionnaire
Admin Features
Sample Report Sections
Career Cluster
                         Benefits
• Tool to facilitate identification of careers for CTE students and
  adult learners.
• Students learn about themselves, their preferences, skills, and
  values. The result either provides new options or validate
  selected career paths.
• Having a shared tool provides Students, Counselors, Advisors,
  and Career Specialists a common focus in working together.
• Good introduction to assessment. Students have options on
  how much they complete depending on their needs.
• Development of a more comprehensive service and defined
  roles and responsibilities.
• Identifying and communicating with students who may have
  retention needs.
• Free!!!
Observations
   Questions???

Thank you very much!
         Contact Info:
    kelly.wuest@csn.edu
    jason.cifra@csn.edu