2016-17 Priorities

ACCESS

Increase underrepresented student success

  • Develop a comprehensive Access and Diversity Strategic Plan.

  • Lay the groundwork for a Men of Color Mentoring Program.

  • Pilot the utilization of the College Student Inventory as an intake assessment of precollege student needs through retention program advisors.

  • Develop an inventory of Student Affairs access issues, including existing physical barriers, for facilities and programs.

  • Develop a college lingo glossary for incoming students and parents detailing terms commonly used on campus that may be unfamiliar.

 

LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT 

Engage students in meaningful learning opportunities.

  • Enhance high impact learning experiences with groups of students.

    • Create an internal mentor certification program to mirror the CRLA mentor certification program.

    • Design an engagement certification template.

    • Enhance transition programming for students (e.g., Transition Programs and Partnerships, Experience Weber, Creating Achievement through Transition (CATT), Late Night@Weber, orientation interest groups).

  • Improve communication with students and faculty about engagement opportunities.

    • Identify and streamline departmental email communication with students.

    • Increase the presence of comprehensive print media advertising for upcoming events and programs and create best practices for videos and social media.

    • Enhance Student Affairs services provided through an online medium (e.g., resume review, online paper review submission, live streaming of events).

  • Foster a community engaged university.

    • Create a menu of community engagement options for staff and students

Enhance robust partnerships with academic affairs.

  • Pilot the Wildcat Scholars Program (targeting underrepresented and underprepared students) in collaboration with academic affairs.

  • Streamline information and interactions with faculty members.

    • Disseminate a “Don’t Cancel Class Menu.”

    • Develop a website outlining the student conduct and appeals process.

    • Expand the number of departmental advisory boards.

  • Expand cross disciplinary learning experiences including student internships, student employment, and leadership opportunities.

    • Utilizing successful departmental internship programs, create a template for others.

    • Continue to expand student employee training.

    • Develop a best practices-based leadership program and curriculum.

    • Enhance the First Lecture program through a collaboration between Student Involvement and Leadership and academic departments.

  • Advance programs and services that promote a culture of wellness and wellbeing.

    • Expand Counseling and Psychological Services for students through the creation of an accredited internship program.

    • Implement comprehensive violence prevention through the Safe@Weber program including domestic violence, sexual misconduct, and student advocacy programming.

  • Collect alumni outcomes including post graduate outcomes, schooling, and employment.

    • Design an alumni survey with academic affairs and alumni.

    • Gather Linked-In employment information through Career Services.

OTHER INITIATIVES

Provide opportunities for professional development within the division that enhance the advancement of strategic priorities.

  • Support the creation of innovative programming in the division and with faculty partners through the creation of a strategic priority grant process.

  • Develop a campus-based Student Affairs Conference to provide an in-depth professional development opportunity for Student Affairs staff. Content will be driven by NASPA/ACPA professional competencies.

  • Design a Google Form for individuals to submit innovative ideas of projects or programs.

  • Create a database of professional development opportunities available for staff.

  • Refine the Student Affairs Staff Mentor Program.