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The Teams At-A-Glance

Overview

The Division of Student Affairs formed "Teams" from a broad cross-section of staff at all levels with the support of the Vice President and divisional leadership. These teams serve many needs:

  • leadership training and employee development through continuing education
  • acknowledge the contributions and commitment of our staff with recognition and networking programs
  • enhance employee satisfaction, retention and advancement.

Photo Gallery

We've included this Photo Gallery to give you an idea of what our various teams' activities and the fun we have working together!

Team Summaries

Brief profiles of each team can be reached from this list:

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Assessment Leadership Team

The Assessment Leadership Team assists in leading strategic planning and assessment initiatives for the division, collaborating with the Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment, and serves as a resource to departments to develop and streamline assessment strategies and improve processes. They attend regular meetings to provide updates from the areas they represent and serve as liaisons to the departments.

Each team member represents one of the six divisional areas within Student Affairs on behalf of the respective Associate Vice President (Admissions, Orientation and Family Programs – Athletics – Registrar – Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services – Student Life – and Student Services).

An article about Strategic Planning and Assessment is included in the Student Affairs monthly newsletter.

For more information, visit Strategic Planning and Assessment or contact the Assessment Leadership Team.

Annual Report Team

The Annual Report Team helps articulate division initiatives to provide a common language and promote Student Affairs programs and services by summarizing multiple individual and departmental viewpoints into cohesive written documents. This synthesis brings focus and clarity to the division's initiatives. The Team also defined verbiage and outcomes for our Excellence in Service and Programming – The Four C's conceptual model.

For more information, contact the Annual Report Team.

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Awards and Recognition Team

The Awards and Recognition Team coordinates a variety of recognition events and programs to honor staff for their contributions and celebrate departmental and division achievements.

The Team hosts the Annual Student Affairs Awards Ceremony and past initiatives such as the Career in Student Affairs panel presentation, anniversary cards commemorating an employee's hire date with the university and much more.

For more information, visit Awards and Recognition or contact the Awards and Recognition Team.

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Education Team

The Education Team creates, develops and implements the Division of Student Affairs staff training curricula. Trainings are developed based on the strategic initiatives of the division following the work of the Annual Report Team and others. The Education Team works to ensure that staff have a shared understanding by providing engaging training on our Excellence in Service and Programming – The Four C's conceptual model and five division-wide learning goals
– REACH.

Each team member represents one of the six divisional areas within Student Affairs on behalf of the respective Associate Vice President (Admissions, Orientation and Family Programs – Athletics – Registrar – Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services – Student Life – and Student Services).

The Team completed multiple training phases of True Colors© common language and the Four C's. Team presentations include: "Four C's - Achieving Strategic Success" at National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) 2011 and 2012 conferences and the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) 2012 conference.

An article about the Four C's is included in the Student Affairs monthly newsletter.

For more information, visit Four C's and REACH or contact the Education Team.

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Staff Development Team

The Staff Development Team helps Student Affairs staff learn more about themselves and coworkers in areas such as leadership approaches, management and supervision styles, career enhancement, and numerous other professionally-related categories. These experiences occur within a series of planned classes, seminars or conferences.

The Team has hosted four years of successful Student Affairs Conferences which bring a myriad of professional development break-out sessions to campus for a day long experience. The Team also implemented a new staff orientation program, on a semi-annual basis, highlighting what we all do in the division. This introduction to the functions of the division has been very successful in acclimating new staff and setting the tone for engagement in other initiatives.

For more information, visit Staff Development or contact the Staff Development Team.

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Staff Networking Team

The Staff Networking Team creates opportunities for staff to interact with each other to build connections and support professional development and personal growth. Staff are encouraged to explore and participate in various networking activities.

The Team creates and implements the Annual Student Affairs Jamboree, an end-of-the-year activity, where staff can relax and celebrate a successful year. Past attendance at the Jamboree has included over 200 staff. In addition to hosting tail-gating, the team focuses on offering service projects. Their participation includes a Prom Dress Drive, United to Serve, Adopt-a-Family initiative and greeting cards for the Fisher House.

For more information, visit Staff Networking or email the Staff Networking Team.

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True Colors© Team

True Colors© is a nationally recognized personality assessment instrument which the Division of Student Affairs utilizes as its common language. The True Colors© Team is comprised of ten facilitators that are certified by True Colors© International as Personal Success facilitators. They are charged with creating, developing and implementing basic and advanced True Colors© curriculum for divisional departments, staff and student groups.

The Team has trained over 7,000 participants to date, representing students, faculty, staff and community members. Student Affairs departments with the greatest cadre of student workers mandated True Colors© training for student staff as professional development.

An article about True Colors© is included in the Student Affairs monthly newsletter.

For more information, visit True Colors© or to request a presentation contact theTrue Colors© Team.

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