U-M Strategy II: Recruit, Retain & Support a Diverse Community
Student Life Objective A:
Using data-informed decision-making, sustain and increase the capacity of existing Student Life initiatives, units and work teams engaged in effective practices intended to support students experiencing bias and challenges associated with campus climate.
- Increase professional and student staffing for specific Student Life teams and programs demonstrating effective engagement, advocacy, and support for students experiencing bias and for educational programs addressing related challenges associated with campus climate concerns.
- Prepare an inventory of all relevant existing advocacy, transition support, and educational offerings within Student Life devoted to supporting students experiencing bias and addressing related challenges associated with campus climate concerns.
- Increase the capacity of Student Life offerings devoted to supporting students experiencing bias and improving campus climate.
- Ensure sufficient and sustainable educational offerings for students by a) reviewing available assessment and evaluation data, b) affirming successful resources and programs and c) identifying and bridging gaps in current approaches to building a more inclusive campus.
2016/17 - Phase I Staffing & Inventory
2017/18 - Phase II Gaps Analysis & Develop Coordination Strategy
2018/19 - Bridge Gaps & Implement Coordination Strategy
Seek resources as needed to bridge gaps & improve coordination
Sponsor: Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life
Chair: Will Sherry, Director, The Spectrum Center
Strategic Lead Team with Action Teams (cross-unit)
Measures of Success
Core Student Learning Outcomes Measures:
Data on student learning on the six core student learning outcomes across Student Life programming intended to support students experiencing bias or challenges associated with campus climate with strategic educational purposes that occur over a sustained period of time. [Planned Indicators: Results of the standardized, 24-item pre/post test]
Student engagement with programming and resources intended to support students experiencing bias or challenges associated with campus climate.
[Planned Indicators: Student headcount; Demographic profile of student participants]
Student experience data about Student Life processes intended to support students affected by bias and challenges associated with campus climate. [Planned Indicators: Quantitative and qualitative responses about program logistics, perceptions of program value and/or effectiveness, facilitator effectiveness, and content delivery/program structure]
Program Specific Measures:
Data identifying offerings intended to support students experiencing bias or challenges associated with campus climate at the individual, community, and institutional-levels. [Planned Indicators: Number of offerings in each classification].
Finalized response planning tool.