Davis Campus Student Programs

InitiativesGoalMeans of AchievingOutcomeMethods of AssessmentResultsResult Use
NAStudent leaders will demonstrate cultural competency through developing an awareness campaign of a diversity issue.During spring semester, student leaders will facilitate an awareness campaign of the pending legislation to omit "special population" programs within the university.Through developing an awareness campaign around "special population" programs, student leaders will incorporate diverse perspectives when working with others and learn how to facilitate a shared understanding of the issue.1. Development of Awareness Campaign. 2. Facilitation of workshop presentation. 3. Reflection paper.The tasks to achieve this goal were assigned to student peer mentors; however this goal was not realized. Because the goal was not realized, evaluation of the peer mentor role, how tasks are assigned, and the follow-up of responsibilities is being evaluated for improvement next year.
EngagementStudent leaders and the Davis student body will be made aware of how to form and register a club and/or organization.1. The coordinator of Clubs & Organizations will attend two Student Council meetings to inform and encourage Student Council members to form a club at the Davis Campus. 2. This information will be sent out on the Davis Campus weekly e-mail. 3. In Feb., 2012, Clubs & Orgs will do a 'Soup and Bread' event at Davis with the dual purpose of informing the student body about clubs and organizations and to bring awareness of hunger and the Weber Cares program. NAStudent Programs will track whether or not any clubs are formed at the Davis Campus.Jan 10: This goal is on track. The Coordinator of Clubs & Orgs has come to two Student Council meetings to inform students of how to start a club. Information pertaining to clubs has been distributed on the Davis e-mail and will be sent again in spring semester. We are still planning the Soup Day event in February. The Nontrad Peer Mentor is working to start a club for nontraditional students.The C&O coordinator came to two Student Council meetings to inform the council on how to start a club or organization. Information was sent out each semester on the weekly Davis Campus news e-mail informing the Davis student body of the same information. A club for nontraditional students was formed.
OpportunityCreate opportunities for students at the Davis Campus to experience convocations-type speakers at the Ogden Campus.Student Programs will work with SIL to coordinate a live feed for a speaker to be broadcast to the Davis Campus in spring semester 2012.NAThe method of assessment will be accomplishing the broadcast.Jan 10: One live feed was offered as a test run in fall. The other will be done on January 19 with Extreme Makeover/Chris Powell. This one will be heavily advertised.Two convocations speakers were simulcast at the Ogden and Davis campus, one in fall semester and one in spring semester.
EducationEvaluate LGBTQ Campus Climate and social norms from the students' perspectivePrepare and administer a comprehensive LGBTQ climate assessment measuring campus climate and social norms that either contribute or hinder educational and professional development of studentsN/AConduct random survey of all students and key student groups to measure their perceived climate for LGBT people on the Weber State campus.Jan 10: This goal is on track. Currently the Campus Climate tool is going through the final revisions. The tool will be administered sometime late January through February. Mar 23: Final draft completed. The new date of this tool being administered has moved to late Spring Semester. April 30: Survey Completed by students.Results will be utilized by the Diversity & Unity Center to help other programs/departments develop LGBT related goals specific to their programs.
EngagementDivision Initiative: Interpersonal Communication Skills Unit Goal: Improve interpersonal communication skills between Student Council Directors and Assistant DirectorsA. Training in StrengthsQuest at Student Council Retreat B. Follow-up trainings at council meetings C. Discussion with advisors D. Student-to-student discussions Student leaders will learn how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the communication process with their director or assistant director. Student leaders will learn how to improve the communication process by understanding StrengthsQuest.1. Mid-semester training exercise between directors and assistant directors 2. Follow-up discussion with advisors 3. End-of-semester assessmentJan 10: In October Student Council had a training session on understanding their StrengthsQuest types in relation to their teammate's type. Each team had a chance to discuss their communication strengths and weaknesses and set a plan for improvement. At the end-of-semester retreat, each team assessed their own and each others' communication skills. This goal will continue to be assessed in spring semester and use of results reported in June. Spring semester's assessment found that Student Council directors felt that SQ training was valuable and the specific application of the knowledge of SQ did help their understanding of how to relate to their Assistant Directors. However, there were still challenges in some teams with their ability to relate, especially with the expectations of delegated responsibilities.The implementation of interpersonal communication training will be offered earlier in the semester and more often during Student Council meetings. The earlier and more frequent training will provide support for the teams to address communication and delegation issues.