Division of Student Affairs Committees
Committees play an important role in the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan and ongoing Division of Student Affairs work. The committees listed below will help inform some of the strategic priorities within the division.
Student Affairs Assessment Committee
The Student Affairs Assessment Committee is composed of representatives from across the Division of Student Affairs, as well as critical campus partners. The Assessment Steering Committee provides leadership for assessment practices in the division, serves as a knowledge center, engagement hub, and support group for both committee members and all staff across Student Affairs in creating and sustaining a culture of evidence.
Membership includes full-time staff with assessment as their primary responsibility, those with an interest in assessment, a liaison to Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness, and student representatives.
- Develop assessment tools that can be used to measure student engagement learning outcomes (Chips, CAS, etc.)
- Develop assessment calendar to help streamline assessment activities for the division.
- Create a communication plan for clear and consistent sharing of information across the division.
- Develop a program or initiative to recognize assessment best practices across the division.
- Recommend assessment training topics that would be most beneficial to the division.
- Review key assessment findings and share with various constituents and decision-makers
Recognition & Awards Committee
The Division of Student Affairs Recognition and Awards Committee is responsible for the enhancement of our employees’ commitment to the University through appreciation and recognition of their contributions. Strategies implemented by this committee will demonstrate that DOSA values its employees, fosters a sense of belonging and facilitates a community of caring.
Committee Priorities are:
- To plan and implement an ongoing recognition program for DOSA employees;
- To provide an inventory of the University’s awards that DOSA employees are eligible for and encourage the nominations of DOSA employees for recognition such as: Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Professional Service and Human Resources’ monthly Green and Gold Star awards and the annual Outstanding Service to the University and Outstanding Service to Students;
- To plan and implement a DOSA annual awards program and celebration; and
- To raise awareness for departments to participate in national days of employee celebration such as bosses’ day, nurses’ day and administrative assistants’ day.
Student Engagement Committee
In alignment with the University’s strategic retention & persistent persistence goals, the purpose of the Student Engagement Committee is to develop opportunities to increase outreach and connections for students within the first 6-weeks and beyond.
Collaboratively develop a cross-divisional plan for welcoming, engaging and building a sense of belonging for Brockport students, focused on the first six weeks of the semester. The group should take the following into consideration:
- The overarching goals and learning outcomes associated with programming and engagement
- The roles of each area or division including:
- By whom and how those roles should be shared to ensure buy-in and follow through
- The resources necessary (human, fiscal, etc.) to ensure a well-rounded program array, including where the resources may stem from
- Who must be at the table (current programming initiatives balanced with new ideas) and whether they are a part of the action team or just guests in the planning phase
- Additional training and engagement opportunities necessary for the professional community to best support our students through engagement
- A timeline that should include both planning meetings and a master calendar of events.
Approximately 12-15 staff and faculty members representing various offices and departments.
Professional Development Committee
The student affairs staff development committee provides structured opportunities to continue and enhance the development of student affairs staff (UUP/CSEA/Graduate Students and Undergraduates students) awareness, knowledge and skills which are important to our work with students and their success. Additionally, the committee will provide opportunities for student affairs staff to network and connect socially.
Civil Discourse Committee
Civil discourse requires focus, intention, skill, practice, creativity, and effort. Civil discourse is focused on interpersonal relationships and strengthening skills in communication. In fact, it should not be about winning an argument but, rather, about engaging in a constructive conversation. It shifts the focus from differences and arguments (negative) to solutions and collaboration (positive). Recognizing the commonalities between yourself and others and acknowledging your shared desire for a solution helps the conversation stay on track. It also leads to a clearer understanding of what the issue is and where the disagreements arise.
Goals/Strategies for Civil Discourse Education:
Explain the First Amendment rights as it relates to a public campus and the connection to the principles of civil discourse
- Strategy: Incorporate into Student Leader Training
- Strategy: Incorporate into Student Organization Leader Training
- Strategy: Incorporate into APS and TAPS courses for all new and transfer students.
- Strategy: Incorporate into new employee training
Develop skills within civil discourse to respectfully engage with others who share differing viewpoints
- Strategy: Offer opportunities for students to participate in Critical Conversations, Deliberative Dialogues across campus
Apply skills that have been developed to improve one’s ability to engage in civil discourse.
- Strategy: Participate in Community Conversations across campus
Marketing & Communication Committee
The committee is a collaborative space for communicators throughout DOSA to share resources, brainstorm division-wide communications initiatives, and strategize on university campaigns and brand initiatives.
Develop and implement effective marketing practices and strategies for the Division of Student Affairs that help “tell our story” and promote - both internally and externally - the critical roles we play in student recruitment, retention, access, personal development and success.
The Division of Student Affairs Technology Committee advises the Vice President for Student Affairs, regarding technology compliance matters, standards, service improvements, and technology priorities. The Technology Committee works collaboratively to assess technology needs, review current implementation practices, leverage resources where possible, and develop technology initiatives for the Division.