Division Working Groups
The Division of Student Affairs has created working groups to address pertinent issues in a timely and efficient manner. A call for working group suggestions is made at the start of each semester. Proposals are carefully considered for timeliness and connections to the Academic Strategic Compass and the Division's mission, vision, and values. Each working group is to address its respective charge and recommend specific divisional initiatives, programs, activities and/or services for its attainment.
As a result, for fall 2009 the Division of Student Affairs is sponsoring three Division-wide working groups. Partners external to the Division have been invited to participate on each working group as appropriate.
Metro Engagement Working Group
Elizabeth Housholder, Program Director, Leadership Development
- Explore the best ways student affairs educators and faculty can work together to provide seamless in and out of classroom community-based learning experiences.
- Explore best practices and the most appropriate pedagogical approach for metro-engagement programs
- Identify university and community partnerships
- Present brief presentation and/or memo summarizing community-based learning opportunities throughout the university to DoSA members
- Present brief presentation and/or memo summarizing best pedagogical approach to metro-engagement programs (i.e. reflection activities after service experience) and recommendations when planning metro-engagement programs for students
Temporary Illness and Injury
John Bennett, Director, Disability Resources and Services
- To design a process for supporting students who experience illness/injury of a temporary nature and require academic considerations/adjustments.
- To circulate this process to all faculty, administration and staff through list servs and other mechanisms.
- To design and present a training program in conjunction with Teaching and Learning Center on supporting students with temporary illness or injury.
- To create an online multimedia resource for the University community and Parents on supporting students with temporary illness and injury.
Marketing and Branding
Sean Killion, Assistant Director, University Housing & Residential Life
- To design a comprehensive Divisional marketing campaign aligned with the University’s efforts
- To utilize multi-media outlets for appropriate messaging
- To ensure continuity of message efforts