CORE THEME II: LEARNING
- Weber State University Tutoring programs were recertified with the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) Tutoring Certification.
- Housing & Residence Life opened the new Stewart Wasatch Hall with 220-bed residence hall in August 2012. This facility is the largest residence hall in the new Wildcat Village and includes an innovative dining service, fitness center, and other community building spaces.
- 305 students were assisted with transition processes through Bridges, Veterans Upward Bound, and Services for Students with Disabilities.
- 294 residents participated in living learning communities in University Village. These included a Global Village Community, a Health Professions Community, and two new communities centered around art appreciation and outdoor recreation. Students living in these communities continually perform better academically than their peers.
- The Nontraditional Student Literary Journal Epiphany just published its sixth edition. Epiphany received a total of 59 submissions and published 39 pieces. In addition, the Writing Center published two editions of the Verbal Equinox. The fall edition published articles regarding online tutoring and writing literature reviews, and the spring edition published winners of the annual writing contest.
- The 50/50 student employment program has created nearly 100 new student positions. Through a fund created by Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, new positions are matched at 50%, which has lead to the program being called the "50/50 Student Employment Funding Program." The program incorporates a supervisor training component and two trainings for the student employees regarding customer service, global diversity, communication, and teamwork.
- Approximately 150 students employed by the Division of Student Affairs participated in a comprehensive staff development program focused on improving learning outcomes in the areas of communication, responsibility and accountability, intrapersonal competence, problem solving, and critical thinking.
- Student Support Services established a Student Leadership Advisory Board consisting of upper-level students representing each college on campus. The board members mentor other students interested or enrolled in the college they represent. They also complete a project that they present aimed at assisting students in succeeding within his/her college.
- The Multicultural Student Center, Education Access and Outreach, and Student Affairs Development collaborated on a “Dining for Dollars” Fundraiser with Sonora Grill for the Oportunidad Scholarship where more than $25,000 was secured.
- Weber State University held the Stress Awareness Fair on March 27. More than 750 attendees experienced multiple campus and community resources, which assist with stress management, including massage, financial counseling, therapy animals, and various wellness-oriented services.
- The annual Wildcat Block Party, held during the first week of fall classes, is one of WSU’s largest events. It is an opportunity for students to connect with campus and community entities with dozens of booths and activities.
- On February 8, the Winter Leadership Academy entitled “Be a Hero; Own Your Strengths” was held. Attendance at this event increased 100% from years past, with over 200 participants. The main presenter was Mark Pouge, Vice President of Gallup.
- The Second Annual Clubs and Organizations Carnival was held on April 10 with a total of 86 clubs participating. To add to the carnival atmosphere, aerialists, fire blowers, stilt walkers, snake charmers, and the "Teeter Boys," performed throughout the entire event. At the end of the 2011-12 academic year, there were 214 registered clubs and organizations.
- This year, WSUSA Arts and Lectures and the Convocations Series welcomed a wide array of musical artists, athletes, purely motivational speakers, comedians, and leaders in academia that all shared a special message with students. Among the highlights of the year were former NBA player Chris Herren and musical artist Michael Franti.
Usage and Satisfaction
- During the 2012-13 academic year, 22,196 unique WSU students were served through Student Affairs programs and services. There were a total of 821,736 interactions with these students. Satisfaction was measured through 23 separate survey questions regarding services, and the mean satisfaction score was 4.3 on a 5-point Likert scale.