As the semester comes crashing to an end, you may be wrapping up programs and events with student leader teams. I found this thoughtful list of questions from Tim Milburn over at studentlinc. This semester, instead of asking your student leaders to evaluate the experience or program, ask them to complete a self-assessment. My peer mentors are hired in the fall for a calendar year term of service, so I may have them complete the questions now and once again in December after their fall experience.
- What did I learn as a student leader?
- What will I need to remember from my student leadership year?
- Which interactions with others taught me the most about how to work with people?
- What do I know now that I didn’t know a year ago?
- What am I better at as a result of this student leadership experience?
- How would I describe my student leadership experience in 100 words?
- How am I better prepared for the next chapter in my story?
- What would I have done differently as a student leader?
- If I had one hour with a group of newly elected student leaders, what would I want to talk to them about?
- What mistakes did I make this year and what did I learn from them?
- What do I hope to be remembered for as a student leader?
- How could I have done better as a student leader?
Completing a self-assessment allows student leaders to depart the experience with a greater context for their contributions and learning. Over at studentlinc, Tim has shared a pdf of these questions and other great student leader information.
Do you have student leader evaluation or assessment ideas to share?