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Classroom encounters are critical to a student’s experience — but student
life plays an equally important role. “Growing synergies between
academics and student affairs reinforce our goal of providing students
with the educational, experiential and student life opportunities that
will allow them to flourish as strong citizens with productive careers,”
says University Provost Veera S. Gaul, PhD, ’91 MS All four Johnson
& Wales University campuses are engaged in programs that stress
personal development, character building and leadership. Highlights
In conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs, the John Hazen
White School of Arts & Sciences is promoting campuswide awareness
of the relationship between civility, active learning and academic rigor.
The Office of Student Conduct also developed a video for New Student
Orientation covering civility on campus and provided training
on the student conduct process to residential life and campus safety
and security personnel, as well as more general training on the process
for a range of campus personnel.
The Gender Equity Center assessed student-learning outcomes
through surveys for two residence hall-based programs: Mentor in
Violence Prevention (MVP) and What I Am is Not Who I Am. The
MVP program hosted its first train-the-trainer session, certifying a
mixed-gender, multicultural group of 18 student-peer trainers who
will facilitate the program, a primary preventative approach to reducing
violence both on and off campus.
North MiamiStudent Affairs and Academic Affairs have developed the second
year of the Student Leadership Academy. Students who successfully
complete the first year are invited to participate as assistant facilitators
in the First Year Experience (FYE) alongside faculty. Student
volunteers will be trained by FYE faculty to help guide discussions,
programs and projects for first-year students.
Student Affairs, in partnership with Academic Affairs, expanded
student-learning communities, with an advisor from each area. The
living-learning communities now include Leadership, Cultural
Living, Culinary, Hospitality, Golf and International Learning.
DenverThanks to an anonymous donor, the Wildcat Cultural
Connection Series was created for the 2008–2009 academic year.
Nine events drew 220 students, along with faculty and staff. They attended
plays, the opera, even a rodeo, and then discussed what they’d
learned after each. This will expand in 2009–2010 with arts and sciences faculty connecting specific programs and classes.
A new program called Cats in the Community helps student athletes
realize the four C’s that guide Denver athletics: character,
competition, community and career. Varsity teams collaborate in
community service projects and learn the value of volunteerism
while reinforcing JWU’s commitment to the community. (Image above: Denver Campus students, staff and faculty kicked off
the 2009–2010 academic year with a Day of Service.)
CharlotteThe Division of Student Affairs expanded the First-Year
Experience programming to include workshops for all new business
and hospitality students on life skills such as financial management,
gender communication, politics and health and wellness.
Four athletic teams have been established as the campus moves
toward intercollegiate varsity status. Already poised to cheer their
teams on, the Cheerleading Club competed in its first Cheer LTD