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  ANNUAL REPORT STUDENT AFFAIRS  2013 -2014  VICE PRESIDENT LETTER FROM the Dear colleagues and friends, I am pleased to share the 2013-2014 Division of Student Affairs annual report with you. Working together and in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff throughout the University, the departments in the division have fostered a vibrant, engaged, diverse, and inclusive learning community outside of the classroom; provided outstanding services, programs, and opportunities for student leadership development; and supported students’ success as well as their physical and emotional health and well-being.We have accomplished a great deal in the past year. A few of the highlights are as follows:ã Achieved unprecedented success in our varsity athletic programs. Numerous teams enjoyed success in Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play with four teams (women’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, and baseball) coming through with conference titles. An additional four teams (men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, and women’s soccer) reached the championship game of their respective OAC Tournament. Softball advanced to their seventh straight OAC Tournament. It was an outstanding year to be a Blue Streak Athlete!ã Completed most elements of the Comprehensive Policing Program plan, including the arming of JCUPD officers and the renaming of the department from Campus Safety Services to the John Carroll University Police Department (JCUPD). This multi-phase plan has been in process since the department was certified as an official police department in 2001. Since then, many staff and officers are to be recognized for their work in seeing this plan to fruition. ã Collaborated with staff from several University offices (Facilities, Information Technology Services, Finance and Administrative Services), and community partners (The Krill Company, Inc., Hasenstab Architects, Inc., Carl Walker, Inc. engineering firm) in the successful, on-time, and under-budget renovation of Murphy Hall. Murphy Hall is eligible to be named JCU’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building on campus. LEED is a rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods.ã Managed a successful tripling of 300 first-year students due to the renovation of Murphy Hall. The Office of Residence Life Staff implemented a targeted program aimed at the smooth transition and retention of students in triples. The students who lived in triples had a higher average fall semester GPA and were retained at the same rate as their peers.ã Established the CARE Team with faculty and staff colleagues from the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Residence Life, Boler School of Business, Campus Ministry, ROTC, Office of the Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, and the Department of Athletics. This past year, the team met regularly throughout the year to develop and implement intervention plans for 115 students to support their academic success, and personal and financial needs.The report that follows contains the mission statements, goals, accomplishments, and assessment and evaluation information for each of the departments in student affairs. The statements of students served by the departments help capture the supportive, dynamic, integrative, and purposeful interactions that occur among staff and students in the student affairs units. I am most grateful for the many contributions staff members have made to develop creative solutions to considerable challenges presented by the Murphy Hall renovation project; to collaborate with campus and community partners to serve students facing difficult situations that impact their learning and development; and to invigorate student life with exciting varsity athletic events, large-scale and weekend social programs, a wide variety of leadership development activities, wellness programming, and a vibrant, active fraternity and sorority life community. Your feedback and comments are most appreciated. Sincerely, MARK D. MCCARTHY, PH.D. Vice President for Student Affairs  LEARNING GOALS DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS MISSION, VISION, STRATEGIC PRIORITIES and  VISION Informed by the Jesuit Catholic mission of the University, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to the development of students and the campus community by: ã Collaborating with others to foster a vibrant, engaged, diverse, and inclusive learning community outside of the classroom.ã Providing and facilitating services, programs, and opportunities for student learning and leadership development in the service of others.ã Challenging students to act with integrity and compassion and to reflect on the implications of their actions on individual, communal, and global scales.ã Assessing and advocating for the needs and development of students. STRATEGIC PRIORITIES ã Strengthen the sense of community by fostering a campus climate that is inclusive and by enhancing the overall safety, health, and spiritual well-being of all students.ã Foster a more seamless and integrative learning environment through active collaboration with Academic Affairs and the design of programs that complement and contribute to shared learning outcomes related to diversity and inclusion, social responsibility, leadership, and holistic development.ã Increase student engagement by promoting purposeful involvement with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members.ã Support student success through the design and delivery of high quality services and programs. The Division of Student Affairs at John Carroll University offers programs and services that foster the development of individuals of intellect and character who will lead and serve by engaging the world around them and around the globe. MISSION  DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS LEARNING GOALS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION We strive for inclusive excellence, to engage in authentic dialogue with others, to respect the inherent dignity of all peoples, and to create a community where differing points of view and experience are valued as opportunities for mutual learning as we aim to prepare our students for today’s global reality. John Carroll graduates will demonstrate cultural competencies that reflect the value of inclusivity and diversity that is inherent in our Jesuit Catholic character. ã Students will understand and value their own socio-cultural identity.ã Students will engage in respectful, diverse interactions and civil discourse.ã Students will consider multiple perspectives related to issues and ideas.ã Students will actively work towards creating a more inclusive and welcoming community. LEADERSHIP As men and women for others, John Carroll graduates will be reflective, collaborative change agents who identify themselves as leaders; integrate faith, aesthetics, and reason; and understand how their gifts can meet the world’s needs. ã Students will articulate their goals, values, and skills.ã Students will claim their identity as leaders.ã Students will live ethically and in congruence with their personal values.ã Students will work collaboratively with others toward common goals. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES In the spirit of cura personalis, we are committed to the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical development of each student. As the ability to pursue academic excellence and lifelong learning depends in part on the well-being of the individual, John Carroll graduates will practice healthy lifestyles grounded in mature decision making, caring for mind, body, and spirit. ã Students will show respect and responsibility for their personal health and the well-being of others.ã Students will develop a personal belief system that guides their behaviors and decisions.ã Students will seek help and support from others to achieve well-being and personal goals.ã Students will develop and maintain satisfying interpersonal relationships.  SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY In the service of faith and the promotion of justice, we are committed to responding to social challenges and to sharing our gifts in service to the community. John Carroll graduates will engage in informed political and social action, rooted in personal responsibility as members of their communities. ã Students will be aware of local, national, and global issues.ã Students will engage in service to others.ã Students will participate in their communities as engaged citizens.ã Students will work for positive change on the behalf of others and the community.
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