Pillar 4: A Healthy, Safe, and Supportive Campus Environment

Priority:  1=Highest, 2=High, 3=Medium, 4 = Low, 5= V. Low

Pillar 4. A HEALTHY, SAFE, SUPPORTIVE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT

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Goal 4.1 Provide innovate programs that promote sustained healthy behaviors for students, staff, and faculty.

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OBJECTIVE 4.1.1 Improve the safety awareness of the campus community.

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4.1.1.A

Create a communication/outreach plan for Alice Training to students, staff and faculty.

In Progress

Dave McLaughlin

7/8/19 -We have switched from the A.LI.C.E. program to the Run-Hide-Fight protocol endorsed by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

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4.1.1.B

Conduct a bi-annual campus climate survey.

In Progress

Josh Hughes

Conducted every 2 years, Spring 2018 results used for 2018-2019

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4.1.1.C

Design, implement and assess monthly Sexual Assault Programs for students, staff and faculty.

Completed

Rob Pool & Josh Hughes

3rd Millennium on-line training offered spring 2019.Continue annually with emphasis on new students each fall and spring terms.

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4.1.1.D

Provide monthly training for Title IX Committee members.

 

Completed

Rob Pool & Josh Hughes

On campus, Online and Regional trainings were provided

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4.1.1.E

Implement a progressive plan of enhanced security and emergency response functionality.

TBD

Dave McLaughlin

 7/8/19 - Produced an Active Shooter informational video in the summer of 2018 and posted it on the portal. Will produce another instructional video to be posted on the portal addressing correct deployment of the classroom lockdown devices.

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OBJECTIVE 4.1.2 Support and enhance healthy (mind, body, & spirit) behaviors for students, staff and faculty.

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4.1.2.A

Conduct a wellness needs assessment of the campus community.

Completed and On going

Deborah Sullivan & Larry Bunce

7/8/19 - Student: Initial Wellness Needs Assessment Fall 2016. ACHA conducted Fall 2018. Fac/staff: Initial Wellness Needs Assessment Fall 2016. Climate survey launched April 2019.   9/6/19- Fall 2016 - 1st Fac/Staff/Students Needs Assessment; Fall 2018 ACHA-NCHA Student Health Survey completed; Spring 2019 Employee Campus Climate survey completed

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4.1.2.B

Create a communication / outreach plan for wellness initiatives (i.e., social, physical, environment, occupational, emotional, spiritual, academic).

Completed and On going

DeborahSullivan

7/8/19 - Promotion of 7 Dimensions began Fall 2016. NUMEROUS initiatives have been offered for faculty/staff/students over last 3 years. Emphasis on Emotional Wellness, Fall 2018.  9/6/18 - See Wellness Webiste for comprehensive information.

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4.1.2.C

Offer students, faculty, and staff opportunities to examine their personal spiritual experience.

Completed and On going

Mallorie Ndlovu & Campus Wellness

OCM offers four weekly (one is every other week) worship services, athletics chaplaincy, Bible studies, small groups, mentoring, life calling reflection, service opportunities and mission trips. Most recently, the student-initiated Melting Pot worshipping community was formed (2017), Faculty/Staff spiritual needs were assessed (2018) and Community Chapel was reformatted to facilitate discussion (2019).  Eat, Pray, Talk Chapel lunch program launched Spring 2019.

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4.1.2.D

Offer diverse and healthy dining options for students, staff and faculty.

On-going

Fred Geib

7/8/19 - Implemented the "Salubrious station in the fall of 18' which included organic and non-GMO selections. Healthier grab-n-go selections were added in Talon's concessions which included parfaits, fresh cut fruit and raw vegetables

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4.1.2.E?

Create a Wellness communication/outreach plan for Wellness Initiatives (i.e., social, physical, environmental, occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual).

Completed

Deborah Sullivan

Development of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Announcements posted on internal portal. Employee Wellness page created on AU internal portal. Student Wellness page created on AU internal portal. Public Wellness page created on AU external portal. Online Wellness Challenge created for students. Wellness logo and Dimensions of Wellness created by marketing department. Networking created through Eagle Well Advisory committee and Wellness Champions (Certified Healthy Departments). Established email contacts for all Leadership positions to help share information.

Goal 4.2 Provide unique and ongoing programming for meaningful faculty, staff and student interaction that expands students’ sensibilities about their role in the global community.

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OBJECTIVE 4.2.1 Enhance curricular and co-curricular programs to students that increase their global competency.

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4.2.1.A

Offer monthly programs to students, staff and faculty that examine issues regarding global competency.

TBD

Karen Groth

NO Update

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4.2.1.B

Offer short-term and long-term domestic and international programmatic initiatives for students, staff and faculty.

 Done / In Progress

Rebecca Parillo

 7/8/19 - Operational

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4.2.1.C

Establish a professional development program for staff and faculty that expands their understanding of global competency.

 Not Yet Started

Shawn Orr & Josh Hughes

7/8/19 - As this is a new initiative, a goal for the 2019-2020 academic year will be to develop an online training program for faculty through the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, to be implemented in fall 2020. Josh will focus on a training program for staff through the HR department

Goal 4.3 Engage students in a comprehensive experiential learning environment which incorporates campus programming and services that contribute to their academic success and personal and professional development.

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OBJECTIVE 4.3.1 Increase the total number of students (domestic and international) who complete an internship.

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4.3.1.A

Expand internship opportunities (corporate connections program).

 In Progress

Lenroy Jones

 7/8/19 - CSC executive director was added to email distribution list September 2018, Dr. Lawson presented to the CSC team meeting January 2019, staff were responsive to leads shared by Dr. Lawson, and Dr. Lawson shared update of companies February 2018.

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4.3.1.B

Develop a communication plan that will guide the marketing and promotional efforts for internships.

 

 n Progress

Lenroy Jones

 7/8/19 - Created consistent messaging to respond to employer inquiries, met with AU Marketing Office to redo materials, updated website, fall 2018 created marketing team and Internship Ready Program, revamped the Internship of the Month program to a collaborative model with faculty, administers, and a student intern as well as an inaugural Intern of the Year Award

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OBJECTIVE 4.3.2 Enhance residential experiences for students to better support their holistic development.

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4.3.2.A

Provide housing options that offer a progressive level of personal independence and responsibility.

 

 n Progress

Kim Lammers

7/8/19 - Met with the SCION consulting firm to review the best steps to take for our campus planning within the residential facilities. Met with architects to design apartment style housing options. Changed the commuter policy to allow more students to live off-campus. Moved age requirement of 22 years from September 1st to October 1st. Changed commuter policy to allow transfer students with 45 credit hours or 4 semesters be permitted to live off campus. Offered more buyouts- originally only seniors could buyout, but now all students can buyout based on availability.

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4.3.2.B

Expand living learning program offerings.

In Progress

Kim Lammers

Emerging Leaders LLC

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OBJECTIVE 4.3.3 Enhanced opportunities for students to focus on the pragmatic and theoretical aspects of their personal/professional development and academic success.

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4.3.3.A

Establish a Military and Veterans Resource Center to support their personal and academic success.

 

In Progress

Randy Spade

Temporary office created in Fall 2018. Permanent Center in final stages of funding and design. Permit approvals and construction are scheduled for summer/fall 2019.

Goal 4.4 Maintain and support an NCAA Division II athletics program that is competitive and consistent with Ashland’s academic mission to educate and graduate students, is committed to excellence and enriches the student experience and AU community.

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OBJECTIVE 4.4.1 Promote academic success of student athletes.

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4.4.1.A

Recruitment and retention plans for staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds. Strategic enrollment plan for students from diverse backgrounds.

 

In Progress

VPEM/HR Director

7/8/19 -  VPEM Transition has slowed progress. Director of Diversity and Inclusion hired June 2019.

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4.4.1.B

Increase the athletic program offerings to attract a more diverse student population.

TBD

Al King

 7/8/19 - TBA

Goal 4.5 Create and implement ongoing student, faculty and staff development to promote a welcoming and increasingly diverse culture.

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OBJECTIVE 4.5.1 Increase the number of students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

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4.5.1.A

Create a task force focused on increasing the diversity of students, faculty and staff.

In Progress

Terri Link

Task Force work to begin 2019-2020.

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4.5.1.B

Create and propose a comprehensive institutional diversity plan.

In Progress

Nicole Dyer

Diversity Lounge "Common Ground" created SP2019. New full-time Director of Diversity and Inclusion hired June 2019.