Six Student Affairs areas completed a comprehensive program review process: Campus Recreation, Multicultural Student Center, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring, Nontraditional Student Center, the Shepherd Union and Davis Student Programs & Services.
The Davis Learning Center and Davis Student Programs & Services established a Davis Campus Advisory Committee consisting of Davis faculty, staff, and students. The purpose of the committee is to discuss ways the Student Affairs’ programs and services at Davis can best meet the needs of faculty and students as well as to explore ways in which faculty can become involved in Student Affairs at the Davis Campus.
The Scheduling, Events and Conferences office laid the groundwork for a new campus master calendaring system called EMS, which will be implemented in July 2011. Currently, the Hurst Center, Alumni Center, Val Browning Center, Stromberg Swenson, Shepherd Union, Dee Events Center, and the Football Stadium are all using the system.
The Women’s Center began a program called W.O.W. (Women of Wonder) Awards to recognize faculty, staff, and students who excelled in various facets of leadership and mentoring. 24 members of the campus community were honored.
Every year, the Student Affairs Staff Development Committee promotes professional, organizational, and personal development through theory-based programming and intentional learning opportunities for division staff. During 2010-2011, the committee planned eight division-wide meetings with national, local, and campus speakers such as Dr. Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute, Susan Madsen, Director of the Utah Women and Education Project for the state of Utah.
The first phase of a new residential village will open this fall. Planning and construction is also underway for two additional buildings that will open over the next two years to accommodate students who desire a traditional campus experience. The semi-suite style units and common areas will provide students with the opportunity to engage academically and socially with their peers. The new residence hall will be LEED Silver certified.
The College Participation & Outreach Committee is developing an outreach clearinghouse website which will provide a comprehensive overview of the community involvement, precollege outreach, and professional development opportunities on campus.
The Shepherd Union facilities staff set up for 5,217 events and programs this year.
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center remodeled office space, adding three new clinical offices, an expanded reception area, and an enlarged group room to meet the growing demands of students.
Debbie Cragun, Nontraditional Student Center Coordinator received the Patriotic Employer Award given by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves.
Arene Newman, Nontraditional Childcare Supervisor, received her Career Ladder Level Eight from the Childcare Professional Development Institute.
The Volunteer Involvement Program and several other student groups partnered to open a student food pantry in the Shepherd Union. To most effectively reach students in need of assistance, the pantry primarily serves students through referrals from offices such as the Women’s Center, Nontraditional Student Center, Counseling & Psychological Services, the and Multicultural Student Center.