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Preceptor Training Workshop - Evaluations, Student Performance Evaluation
One of the most critical changes in student assessment that we incorporated in the master assessment plan was the implementation of Student Performance Evaluations. In the past, the students were not held accountable but for a given time element or hourly component. They simply could show up and receive credit for their internship or field experiences. Union's athletic training students are subject to a performance evaluation every eight weeks. This evaluation gives the approved clinical instructor the opportunity to give feedback in criticism or praise to the students for their willingness to assert themselves in the field. This evaluation accounts for 25% of their clinical grade. The method of assessment is described below. For an example of a completed performance evaluation, please click on the link on the right side of the page.
Method of Assessment
Athletic Training Students in Union University's Athletic Training Education Program are expected to exhibit the following personal qualities: promptness, professional appearance, ability to cooperate with peers, mentors, and figures of authority, the ability to follow rules and guidelines, assertiveness and eagerness to learn, good communication skills, and a reflection of Christian behavior. This evaluation also measures the Clinical Instructor's assessment of the student's ability to perform athletic training skills in the clinical setting. Each of these qualities is evaluated by the Approved Clinical Instructor who is supervising the student's clinical rotation/field experience.