Enriching the Student Experience through Institutional Partnerships

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Enriching the Student Experience through Institutional Partnerships. Lilly Walker, Denise Hooper, Kim Kelly, Amanda Martin Memorial University. Session goals. To outline a strategic process for building partnerships To present examples of creative approaches and programs
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Enriching the Student Experience through Institutional PartnershipsLilly Walker, Denise Hooper, Kim Kelly, Amanda MartinMemorial UniversitySession goals
  • To outline a strategic process for building partnerships
  • To present examples of creative approaches and programs
  • To demonstrate the outcomes associated with shared responsibilities and unique contributions to the student enterprise.
  • Who are we?Dean, Student Affairs & Services(Dr. Lilly J. Walker)Manager of Finance and Administration(Wayne Rose)Bookstore(LuAnne Kelly) Housing, Food & Conference Services (Christine Burke)Student Health Service (Dr. Norman Lee)Student SuccessPrograms(Bruce Belbin) Career Development & Experiential Learning (Jennifer Browne) Counselling Centre(Dr. Peter Cornish)
  • Paton College
  • Burton’s Pond Apts.
  • Residence Life
  • Food Services
  • Liquor Services
  • Conference Services
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Personal Counselling
  • Career Counselling
  • Academic Support
  • Chaplains
  • Disabled Students
  • Wellness Programs
  • Medical
  • Answers
  • International Students
  • Scholarships, Awards & Financial Aid (distribution)
  • Native Liaison
  • Transition Programs
  • Cooperative Education Services Centre
  • Centre for Career Development
  • Experiential Learning
  • The Partnership Building Process
  • Involving the university community in the development of student focused policies,
  • Informing about events and services through promotion using a unique student services identity,
  • Inviting broad based participation in the ownership of student programs,
  • Integrating common aspirations through shared staff positions.
  • Involving the university community in the development of student focused policiesDr. Lilly WalkerDean Student Affairs and Services Policy Development Process
  • Identify & respond to identified institutional issue
  • Consult with various stakeholders
  • Establish committees with broad representation
  • Educate about evolving student needs
  • Evaluate best practices
  • Policies
  • Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Expectations (in development)
  • Alcohol Policy (in development)
  • Process Outcomes
  • Discover shared objectives and concerns
  • Garner institutional commitment to implementation
  • Promote a change in role of student service staff
  • Informing about events and services through promotion using a unique student services identityAmanda MartinMarketing CoordinatorStudent Affairs and Services & Marketing and CommunicationBrandsBenefits of Student Affairs Brand
  • Students recognize Student Affairs services
  • Links departments
  • Extends information availability
  • Fosters community spirit
  • Collaboration Between Brands
  • Memorial Brand and Student Affairs and Services
  • become
  • “Get the Most Out of Memorial”
  • Similar goals
  • Important Elements in Supporting a Brand
  • Department Buy-in
  • Consistently represented
  • Long-term
  • Integrating common aspirations through shared programsKim KellyExperiential Learning CoordinatorCareer Development & Experiential LearningExamples of Collaboration
  • Orientation
  • Relay for Life
  • Student Volunteer Bureau
  • MUNdays
  • Campus &CommunityStudent Ambassador Program
  • High school visits
  • Duplication
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Recruitment
  • Academic Advising
  • Memorial Ambassador Program PartnersStudent Affairs and ServicesOffice of Student RecruitmentMarketing and CommunicationsAlumni Affairs and DevelopmentMemorial Ambassador Program
  • Cross training
  • Shared expenses
  • Shared resources and expertise
  • Reduced duplication
  • Access to volunteers for internal and community functions
  • Events
  • Remembrance Ceremony
  • Affinity Dinners
  • Scholarship Luncheon
  • Orientation
  • High School Visits
  • Convocation
  • MUNdays
  • Events
  • Parents Night
  • MUN Volunteer Day
  • Business Day
  • CIS – Canadian Interuniversity Sport
  • Campus tours
  • Alumni Tribute Awards
  • President’s Award for Exemplary Service
  • Student Outcomes
  • Recognition of competencies & skills
  • References
  • Become essential to the university community
  • Expanded network
  • “Getting the most out of Memorial”
  • Letter of recommendation – Dean, SAAS
  • Don’t just take our word for itLet’s hear from…Josh Quinton & Richard ChurchillOur thought Integrate common aspirations (goals) through shared positionsSchool of Graduate StudiesFaculty of ArtsMarketing and CommunicationsCollaborative Positions
  • Graduate Employment Officer – Career Development and Experiential Learning & School of Graduate Studies
  • Marketing Coordinator – Student Affairs and Services & Marketing & Communication
  • Senior Career Development Coordinator - Career Development and Experiential Learning & the Faculty of Arts
  • Study Abroad Coordinator – Career Development and Experiential Learning & the Faculty of Arts
  • NEW – Career Development Coordinator - Career Development and Experiential Learning & the Faculty of Science
  • Strengths of Collaborative Positions
  • Reduced costs to departments – most positions are cost shared 50/50
  • Employees who are knowledgeable about multiple faculties, schools and or departments
  • Diversification of the employee’s workload
  • Employees develop an area of expertise
  • Builds awareness of Student Affairs within academic departments and amongst faculty and staff
  • Challenges of Collaborative Positions
  • Only the employee is fully aware of the assigned workload
  • More meetings required due to dual reporting structure
  • Extra social fund-but on the other hand extra social activities
  • It’s about employee fit…
  • Employee competency will be key to making a shared position work
  • 2- 3 years of previous relevant work experience may prove beneficial for a shared position
  • OutcomesCreative and collaborative programming PartnersCareer Development and Experiential LearningFaculty of ArtsCounseling CentreStudent Volunteer BureauAlumni Affairs and DevelopmentMarketing and CommunicationsGovernment of NLDon’t just take our word for itDr. Reeta Tremblay - Dean, Faculty of ArtsSarah Cahill - Study Abroad Coordinator Career Development and Experiential Learning & the Faculty of ArtsQUESTIONS
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