Master's in Counseling Student Learning and Program Outcomes

Master's in Counseling Student Learning and Program Outcomes Annual Report for 2017

The M.A. in Counseling program (MCFC and CMHC tracks) has developed and 
implemented a comprehensive assessment plan that guides both student-level 
and program-level assessment. As required by the Council for Accreditation 
of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the counseling 
faculty participate in regular review of curriculum, processes, student 
learning, and student and program outcomes through a systematic process of 
evaluation and assessment.
In September 2017 the Palo Alto University Counseling faculty reviewed the 
research findings on students, graduates, clinical supervisors and 
employers of our students and graduates. The period of examination is from 
January 2016 through August 2017. The faculty also reviewed the 2016 report 
and noted how the 2016 strategic initiatives were met or unmet as it came 
up with new strategic initiatives for 2017-18.
As required by CACREP, the Counseling program publishes an annual data 
report on its website and shares the posting of this data with students, 
faculty, site-supervisors, and university leadership. In addition, the 
Counseling program collects and posts each year outcome data as required by 
CACREP to include student graduation, employment data rates, registration 
and licensure and pass rates on credentialing exams. The full report is 
posted here.