In January 2021, we assessed the student learning that occurred at our Resident Assistant training prior to the spring semester. The 180 RAs participated in many sessions relevant to their job in their one-day training that occurs each year. The RAs attended a session via Zoom that reviewed the pooled saliva surveillance taking place in the residence halls. The purpose of this training was to help RAs understand the importance of the pooled saliva efforts related to the campus response to reducing COVID-19 cases and their role in that effort.
Two learning outcomes from this session were the following:
As a result of the pooled saliva training session, Resident Assistants will understand the goal/purpose of the pooled saliva surveillance and be able to describe their role in the pooled saliva surveillance. This was the first time we conducted this training as it was in response to the participation in the pooled saliva surveillance to address COVID-19 on campus.
99 percent of respondents correctly described the goal/purpose of the pooled saliva surveillance, and 99 percent of respondents were able to identify at least one role of the RA in the pooled saliva surveillance. This tells our office that this one-time training was sufficient in providing the information necessary for RAs to complete their responsibilities. We will only utilize this training again if the pooled saliva surveillance will continue in the fall semester.