|Table 1: Academic Affairs
We felt equally committed to all of the initiatives, and so across all of them, we feel that most important contributions we can make are:
- Continuing to participate on the committees and task forces
- Ensuring expanded involvement and participation on these teams and encouraging our colleagues to recognize that this is an open process
- Finding ways to increase and institutionalize communication between groups as well as to the public. This is essential to sustaining momentum and building positive energy.
|Table 2: Student Affairs|
- Effectively inform, involve, and engage members of the division of Student Affairs regarding the efforts of the strategic initiative committees. Serve as a positive and optimistic model for the rest of the institution.
- Build upon the enthusiasm that currently exists, create the fun and excitement. Celebrate success!
Table 3: Academic Affairs
Catholic Social Thought - theory vs. practice:
- How can these ideas apply to the work of Academic Affairs inside and outside the classroom?
- Explore the relationship between CST and a values-based education. This is a unique part of our university mission and can help set USD apart.
- Inventory of current activities and practices
- Building bridges/connections among these activities and programs
- Go beyond current activities, programs and structures already in place—use them as a basis to identify new and innovative ways to reach new external constituencies in an effort to develop a globally competent institution.
Table 4: Finance and Administration
Provide leadership to the Finance and Administration division to bridge the gap between thought/knowledge and implementation of committee recommendations towards the evolution of a divisional culture. Examples are:
- Human Resources: recruitment, retention, and training that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion
- Public Safety: develop and implement safety awareness programs within the FYE orientation week
- Identify, support, and recognize volunteer efforts within the community by the F&A staff
Table 5: Academic Affairs
Areas need bridge work across different strategic initiatives. “Dignity of the individual” is a common link across all initiatives. Specific examples:
- Assure that accreditation and assessment processes incorporate strategic initiatives
- Link first-year experience with internationalization, diversity, CST
- Orientation of new faculty includes initiatives
- Overall training of faculty/staff regarding dignity of the individual
- Include foreign visitors into overall university activities (and orientation)
- Assure at a School/College level that faculty and students are aware and participate in these initiatives—assure importance to the Dean
Table 6: Mission and University Relations
- Keep University Ministry staff informed about all strategic initiatives
- Keep website up-to-date and routinely use as a resource to stay informed
- Further integrate CST into existing University Ministry programs
- Raise money to support all strategic initiatives
- Take personal responsibility to stay informed and involved
- Make University Relations staff available to help with website updates
- New faculty
- CSL staff and students
- All University Ministry staff
Table 7: Academic Affairs
- Develop inter-institutional connections
- Integrate Catholic Social Thought, Internationalization, and Inclusion & Diversity within integrated learning experiences
- Focus on higher education’s role for greater societal good
- Connect scholarly agenda to the strategic initiatives
- Ensure exposure to broader analytic framework of issues
- Money—while maintaining day-to-day operations
- Giving organic life to general education curriculum
- Integration of all four initiatives (versus silos)
- Engagement of faculty in implementing integrated initiatives
Table 8: Student Affairs
First Year Experience:
Internationalization and Inclusion & Diversity:
- Encourage staff to be open to change
- New model for Alcala Bazaar emphasizing learning outcomes
- Require directors to incorporate an initiative into their goals
- Incorporate “Liberal Arts Beyond the Classroom” into FYE
- Pursue program development in the residence halls
- International Student Scholarship Development committee
- Resource development
Table 9: Academic Affairs
- Focus on Orientation as a way to advance all of the Strategic Initiatives (include freshmen, transfer students, international students, graduate students)
- Open up lines of communication with the campus community, especially faculty, in gaining buy-in and support for the Strategic Initiatives. Explain how these initiatives compete with other resources or advance our goals. Inform, involve, engage.
Table 10: Finance and Administration
- Catholic Social Thought: Educate and train our division on the seven principles of CST and how we can apply them in our daily lives, our workplace, and our interactions with our constituents
- Inclusion & Diversity: Educate and train our division to understand cultural make-up and complexities of each department and the diverse individuals that we interact with.