Initiative #5 Progress Report

Division of Student Affairs employees will have the knowledge, awareness and skills to advance our mission and that of Oregon State University.

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to modeling a culture of learning and to assuring its members have access to opportunities for on-going learning and development. We commit to our stakeholders that we will cultivate the necessary skills to meet their educational and service needs. . . to achieve multicultural proficiency, our members must have access to appropriate educational resources and be committed to an ethos of learning and self-improvement. . .

Group members:

  1. Jodi Nelson
  2. Joy Jorgensen
  3. Jennifer Stewart
  4. Katie Baker
  5. Kerry McQuillan
  6. Lisa Hoogesteger

Progress Report:

Present:

1.     A survey of faculty and staff will be sent June 11th to Student Affairs employees who have worked at OSU less than a year.

Survey focus areas:  Orientation, professional development, Division of Student Affairs awareness and involvement, participation in training programs, identifying needs.

2.    Reviewing survey data to plan for a more formal fall orientation.

By Fall 2012:

  1. An “in person” orientation meeting once a term, hosted by a SALT director.  Note: This is a recommendation that has not yet been vetted.
  2. An online orientation that we (our Strat Plan team) will develop.
  3. A request for a place, office, area that will “house” this orientation for the future.

Future tasks:

  1. Continuing to work on professional development and training needs for staff.
  2. Identification of orientation, training and development needs for Student Affairs student employees.

Objectives for a Student Affairs Orientation:

  1. Common understanding and description of what Student Affairs provides and how it supports OSU students.
  2. Knowledge of Student Affairs vision, values and principles.
  3. Awareness of Student Affairs priorities and ways to engage in division-wide work
  4. Opportunity for engagement across the division to add meaning and build community for Student Affairs work.
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Initiative 1 Update (02/08/2012)

The Division of Student Affairs will ensure a high level of support to address the needs of OSU students and their families.

Q&A:

Where is your group in the planning process? What sorts of conversations has your group been having around your specific initiative?

Our group has met several times to discuss various programs and plans we would like to see move forward with regard to Strategic Initiative one. Our group has spent time discussing and identifying the student populations that are growing on our campus (veterans, transfers, students with children, international, ECampus- to name a few) and who tend to receive less support than traditional students. Our group believes that in Continue reading

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Initiative 2 Update

The Division of Student Affairs will construct best practices in engagement and outreach to enhance student learning outcomes.

Where is your group in the planning process? What sorts of conversations has your group been having around your specific initiative?

The Strategic Initiative #2 group has met four times.  We started our conversation by brainstorming types of engagement and what we needed to know to move forward.  We wanted to make sure to not recommend things that are already in effect and see how we Continue reading

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Initiative 3 Update (02/10/2012)

The Division of Student Affairs will establish and sustain necessary resources to advance Division priorities.

Q&A:

Where is your group in the planning process? What sorts of conversations has your group been having around your specific initiative?

The group has met four times and each time we have refined the strategic plan for Initiative 3.  In early conversations we grappled with the scope of the initiative.  For example, do we need to align the allocation of resources with Division priorities in order to Continue reading

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Initiative 4 Update (2/7/2012)

The Division of Student Affairs will develop communication strategies and infrastructures to engage and inform stakeholders.

Q&A:

Where is your group in the planning process? What sorts of conversations is your group has been having around your specific initiative?

For Initiative #4, the four recommendations (which include, 4.1 marketing and communications (marcom) position(s), 4.2 marcom council, 4.3 marcom plan, and 4.4 marcom infrastructure) were assigned subcommittee members to more fully develop the recommendations including intended program Continue reading

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Initiative 5 Update (02/16/2012)

Division of Student Affairs employees will have the knowledge, awareness and skills to advance our mission and that of Oregon State University.

Q&A:

Where is your group in the planning process? What sorts of conversations has your group been having around your specific initiative?

We have focused our group around 3 key methods for engaging Student Affairs professional and student staff; 1. Orientation, 2. Training, 3. Development.  We have outlined an “ideal” orientation for professional staff and faculty, and are now conducting Continue reading

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Initiative 6 (02/10/2012)

The Division of Student Affairs will build and sustain a robust culture of data-based decision-making and planning.

Q&A:

Where is your group in the planning process? What sorts of conversations is your group has been having around your specific initiative?

We are working in Phase 2 and have entered the information into Compliance Assist (see below for this information).  Our group has been meeting biweekly and we’ve had several discussions about a shared data-storage mechanism, a way to highlight examples of data Continue reading

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Inititiative 7 (02/10/2012)

The Division of Student Affairs will instill and deepen a sense of belonging, connectedness, affection/love of place and each other throughout the OSU community.

Q&A:

Where is your group in the planning process? What sort of conversations has your group been having around your specific initiative?

We have been talking about systemic changes in culture and how to accomplish that rather lofty goal.  One of the things that we’re considering is looking at other OSU initiatives that Continue reading

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