MU Decision Packages

Printable version on page 37 to 43 of the submitted budget:FY13 Budget PresentationSIFCmuboardfor SIFC February3.2012

Decision Package #1

MU/SLI Program Adviser-Student Events & Activities Diversity-Cultural Programs

Cost: Salary $38,00-$41,000 Benefits: $26,000-$28,000 Total: $64,000-$69,000

The Memorial Union/SLI is requesting funding to support the addition of a new Professional Faculty position-Program Adviser, Diversity-Cultural Programs. The Program Adviser will provide leadership to the Memorial Union Organization in the development of a comprehensive diversity plan and programs focused on the development of MU professional and student staff. The Program Adviser will also be responsible for engaging with the diversity and cultural programming of ISOSU, MUPC, and student organizations. This includes providing training and development for program committees, working on planning committees, supporting activity on the day of event, and program assessment. Also, as a member of the Student Events and Activities team, will collaborate to support the development of the International Student of OSU leaders, organization, and International Resource Center.

Program Adviser, Student Events & Activities (SEAC) Diversity-Cultural Programs (DCP). This position primarily supports students engaged in hosting cultural or diversity programming for the OSU campus through: education, skill development, committee participation, risk assessment, budget management, day of the event staffing, and program assessment. Secondarily, leads the MU organization in the development of a diversity plan and programming focused on the development of MU professional and student staff. In addition will also collaborate with the SEAC team to provide support for the development of the International Students of OSU leaders, organization and International Resource Center. Student Events & Activities is a unit of Student Leadership & Involvement on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus responsible for the recognition and development of student organizations, the development and support of the Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC), and the International Students of OSU (ISOSU).

Develop and deliver training materials and resources to aid students’ opportunity to move forward programming with understanding of best practice, care for community, and university policies and procedures.

Advise student programmers on cultural program development by participating on committees, day of event staffing, and program assessment specifically for  ISOSU Affiliate programs, Ed Act funded/SEAC sponsored cultural organizations, and campus traditional programs-Luau, Pow Wow, Black History Month, Asian Heritage Month, Chicano/Latino Heritage month, MLK Celebration, etc.

Lead in the development, execution, and assessment of a comprehensive diversity plan for the MU organization. Create a train the trainers’ model focused on the MU professional staff to allow them to create a base of delivery of diversity training/development of student staff. Plan diversity focused programs for the MU community.

Work with other SEAC team members to develop and deliver training materials and resources to aid the team’s efforts in the development of ISOSU leaders, organization, and center.

Assist in short and long term planning for SEAC and SLI programs. Contribute to the SLI annual report and assessment plan. Establish relationship with internal and external entities that provide partnership or services to the SEAC. Participate in SEAC, SLI, and Student Affairs meetings as deemed necessary.

Decision Package #2

MU/SLI Program Adviser-Student Events & Activities Cultural Meals Program

Cost: Salary $36,00-$39,000 Benefits: $24,000-$26,000 Total: $60,000-$65,000

The Memorial Union/SLI is requesting funding to support the addition of a new Professional Faculty position-Program Adviser, Cultural Meals Program. The Cultural Meals Program provides access and support for student organizations to self-cater food for events on the OSU campus, more than seventy-five (75) events with two-hundred (200) reservations for use of the production kitchen annually. Over the past seventeen (17) years this program has grown from fourteen (14) to seventy-five (75) programs.  Initially one three quarter time (33 hours per week) fte professional staff was assigned to support this program with one ( 1) five (5) hour per event student. Currently, the student staff has been increased to an average of 32 hours per event with the Assistant Director of SLI providing support for kitchen management and scheduling, menu and recipe development, product procurement, and program support amidst other Assistant Director duties. This often requires the Assistant Director to provide less than 100% focus for this area as well a workload in excess of 60 hours per week. The addition of this position will allow this program to return to being a top-tier program by increasing student access to advising and production time and short and long term strategic planning and professional focus.

Program Adviser, Student Events & Activities (SEAC) Cultural Meals Program (CMS), and student organization programming. This position primarily supports the management of the SEAC Cultural meals program and the MU East Kitchen. Secondarily, supports student organization programs through advising and participation. Student Events & Activities is a unit of Student Leadership & Involvement on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus responsible for the recognition and development of student organizations, the development and support of the Memorial Union Program Council (MUPC), and the International Students of OSU (ISOSU).

Manage the Cultural Meal Support Program by providing access to scheduling and use of the kitchen including working with student planners in menu development, recipe creation, food and supply procurement, production planning, and serving planning.

Supervise the use of the MU East Kitchen facilities and equipment to ensure safety, sanitation, proper use, organization, and cleanliness. Develop annual budget, monitor expenses, and income. Engage with the reservation and invoicing processes. Request needed equipment repair and maintenance and facility cleaning through MU Building services. Purchase all needed supplies, minor equipment, fuel, etc. Lead in the development of short and long term strategic planning.

Supervise and train a student team of 4-5 individuals in the opening and closing procedures, in proper production techniques, in use of all equipment, in use of the Van, in managing safety and sanitation, and in providing support to a diverse clientele.

Provide advising to student programmers through the on-line program reporting process, one on one or one in group consultation, including creation of event plans, committee structures, managing risk and liability, financial management, marketing, performance plan, etc.

Work with other SEAC team members to develop and deliver training materials and resources to aid the team’s efforts in providing student planners opportunity to move forward programming with understanding of best practice, care for community, and university policies and procedures.

Participate in SEAC, SLI, and Student Affairs meetings as deemed necessary. Assist in short and long term planning for the CMS, SEAC, and SLI programs. Contribute to the SLI annual report and assessment plan. Establish relationship with internal and external entities that provide partnership or services to the SEAC.

Decision Package #3

MU/SLI Graduate Teaching Assistantship – Center for Civic Engagement (0.49 FTE)

Cost: Stipend: $17,000.00 Tuition Remission: $16,212.00 Benefits: $510.00 Total: $33,722.00

The Memorial Union/SLI is requesting funding to support the addition of a new Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) for the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). The CCE GTA will provide programmatic support to the CCE and the newly established Coordinator for Civic Engagement & Service. Over the past year, the current GTA has been funded through discretionary monies provided by the Vice-Provost for Student Affairs in support of the CCE. This funding is a short term opportunity created by the VPSA to develop capacity for this program. Based on the increasing interest/investments in service-learning and civic engagement across the campus and within the Division of Student Affairs, this position is critical to moving forward in order to enhance opportunities by OSU students to engage in volunteerism and service in the OSU community and state of Oregon, support the growth and development of community partnerships, increase the diverse opportunities for leadership development and enhance the co-curricular learning environment for students.

This .49FTE Graduate Teaching Assistantship for the Center for Civic Engagement primarily supports the following components of the CCE Programming:

  • Manage the OSU Student In-Service (SIS) Program to include marketing, recruitment, intake, and follow through to match requirements set out by AmeriCorps.
  • Assist in professional development of student staff, keeping a focus on group’s purpose and in achieving desired goals consistent with the CCE, SLI, Student Affairs, and University values and mission.
  • Support development of student co-curricular community-based service projects and ongoing program support
  • Assist in developing OSU student volunteer pool
  • Support student-focused educational and activity based event planning and production, including:
    • Assisting in risk evaluation and mitigation in relation to the group’s activities and events
    • Supporting further growth and development of Alternative Spring Break
    • Creating regular awareness raising campaigns

Decision Package #4

Student Leadership and Involvement  Student Pay Equity

SLI Student Pay Line Break Down 2012/13

Decision Package #5

Increasing the Number of Team Liberation Trainings

Proposal: To increase from two to three the number of Human Relations Facilitator Trainings offered by Team Liberation annually.

Rationale: The number of participants in trainings in recent years has increased, and the program suspects the number will continue to increase as knowledge of the existence and utility of the training becomes more widespread.  If that is the case, in order to accommodate the increasing number of students seeking to participate in the training, a third training will need to be set up.  (Merely increasing the number of participants in each training past the current point is actually counterproductive, as it decreases the quality of the training experience for each participant; trainings have generally been at their maximum reasonable capacity for the last year or two.)  With the possibility of decreasing the size of each training, Team Liberation estimates that fewer trainers can be provided for each training, thus helping to hold down costs.  If a third training is available, it will likely take place either before classes begin (thus dovetailing with the first decision package – there will be plenty of work for the GTA to do to prepare for that training in August and September), during spring break, or concurrent with one of the existing trainings in December or June.

Associated Costs: 24599 -Other Professional Services: $2,100

Total Requested: $2,100

Note: Team Liberation believes it can absorb the cost of materials and publicity for the third training in its existing budget, and so is asking only for increased funding for professional services.

Decision Package #5

Increasing the Number of Team Liberation Trainings

Proposal: To increase from two to three the number of Human Relations Facilitator Trainings offered by Team Liberation annually.

Rationale: The number of participants in trainings in recent years has increased, and the program suspects the number will continue to increase as knowledge of the existence and utility of the training becomes more widespread.  If that is the case, in order to accommodate the increasing number of students seeking to participate in the training, a third training will need to be set up.  (Merely increasing the number of participants in each training past the current point is actually counterproductive, as it decreases the quality of the training experience for each participant; trainings have generally been at their maximum reasonable capacity for the last year or two.)  With the possibility of decreasing the size of each training, Team Liberation estimates that fewer trainers can be provided for each training, thus helping to hold down costs.  If a third training is available, it will likely take place either before classes begin (thus dovetailing with the first decision package – there will be plenty of work for the GTA to do to prepare for that training in August and September), during spring break, or concurrent with one of the existing trainings in December or June.

Associated Costs: 24599 -Other Professional Services: $2,100

Total Requested: $2,100

Note: Team Liberation believes it can absorb the cost of materials and publicity for the third training in its existing budget, and so is asking only for increased funding for professional services.

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