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Public Affairs

All seniors at Missouri State University complete the Public Affairs Scale (PAS) prior to graduation.  This is an internally developed and validated scale designed to measure students' integration of the three themes of the university’s mission in public affairs: cultural competence, community engagement, and ethical leadership.  

Seniors at Missouri State University complete the Public Affairs Scale (PAS) as part of the University Exit Exam prior to graduation. This internally developed and validated scale measures students' integration of the three themes of the university’s mission in public affairs. The reports below show results from seniors who took the PAS from Spring 2012 to Fall 2016.

Public Affairs Scale scores, MSU Seniors (Bar Graph)



Public Affairs Scale scores, MSU Seniors (Line Graph)


Public Affairs Essay Results from Most Recent Workshop:
 


University Exit Exam & The Public Affairs Mission

University Exit Exam Scores, Fiscal Years 2005–2014

How It's Used

Questions in the Exit Exam will inquire about experiences related to the university’s public affairs mission and plans after graduation.

Feedback on student experience at Missouri State is essential. Student thoughts inform instruction and planning decisions across the entire university. This feedback is kept confidential and compiled in an aggregated form to protect personal information. 

The University Exit Exam is used to assess student learning in general education and is a Key Performance Indicator. Missouri State also uses the information to assess how much student learning relates to the university’s statewide mission in public affairs.