2014-Goal 12

      2014 Strategic Plan

      2014 Strategic Plan

      2013-2014 Champions

      A Special tribute to WARHAWKS for an amazing season of play in 2013-2014 year: (1) winning a record six National Championships, (2) achieving unprecedented trifecta in the NCAA sports history, and, (3) achieving best finish ever, second place in the 2013-14 NCAA Director's cup (highest in UWW history).

      GOAL 12

      OVERVIEW

      Assess and enhance the campus culture where respect, civility, personal responsibility, and honesty are valued, modeled, and affirmed.

      Measure:  Operationally define term: Defined

      Measure:  Based on definitions, identify existing initiatives.  Produce a list of initiatives currently in place.

      Team Leader: Mary Beth Mackin, Dean of Students

      Team Members:  Barbara Beaver, James Bronson, Ron Bucholz, Hephzibah Kumpaty, Mary Beth Mackin, Mark McPhail, Mary Pinkerton, Linda Yu. 

      Frequency of the meetings:  Bi-weekly meetings during spring semester, 2013.

      Executive Summary:

      During the 2013 spring semester, an ad-hoc committee (Beaver, Bronson, Bucholz, Kumpaty, Mackin, McPhail, Pinkerton, L. Yu) met every other week to discuss team's charge.  The work focused on defining relevant terms, identifying and reviewing existing campus documents and policies relevant to campus culture, and formulating recommendations for continuous improvement.  Key definitions include "Respect": Recognizing and demonstrating the worth or value of persons, property and community; "Civility": Demonstrating respect by behaving towards others as you would desire them to behave towards you; "Honesty": Sincere expression of the truth; and "Personal Responsibility": Fulfilling individual and organizational obligations and commitments with equity, integrity, accountability, and acceptance of the consequences that come from our actions as well as an understanding of how those actions affect others.

      The committee spent considerable amount of time reviewing a variety of online UWW documents and policies related to the terms defined in the goal and assessed them for consistency, clarity, availability and relevance. This review process illustrated the fact that the institution's policies are sometimes difficult to identify and often lack clarity to be able to interpret and execute to a particular scenario.  Additionally, some of the policies do little to insure the tenets of respect, civility, personal responsibility and honesty.

      The committee identified a broad range of existing campus initiatives and programs that relate to the identified terms and recommends several action plans for consideration in the future.

      Measures/Accomplishments: Summary Table

      Measures Accomplishments

      1.  Operationally define terms






      2.  Identify existing initiatives. Produce a list of initiatives currently in place

      • Respect: Recognizing and demonstrating the worth or value of persons, property and community.
      • Civility: Demonstrating respect by behaving towards others as you would desire them to behave towards you
      • Honesty: Sincere expression of the truth
      • Personal Responsibility: Fulfilling individual and organizational obligations and commitments with equity, integrity, accountability, and acceptance of the consequences that come from our actions as well as an understanding of how those actions affect others

      • Student Conduct Process           
      • Make a Difference Day
      • Residence Life programs
      • NSS Academic Integrity sessions
      • Student Organization Conduct Process
      • Anti-hazing webinar/hotline/education
      • CARE Team
      • Sexual Harassment Webinar
      • COBE Student Honor Code
      • MapQuest
      • Learning Communities
      • Anti-hazing quiz  
      • Hazing training done for police
      • ADA Compliance Fund
      • Greek Community Standards Process
      • Panhellenic Council statement on
      • Roommate Contracts
      • transgender students Pride Center         
      • Warhawk Connection Center 
      • Student Employment Practices/training
      • Career counseling and advising model  
      • Intramural Sportsmanship Ratings
      • Establishment of Classified Staff Council
      • Inclusive Excellence Work
      • Sexual Assault Prevention work (SASA)
      • Sexual harassment training video
      • Annual Safety & Security Report
      • Warhawks CARE campaign
      • Student employee online integrity quiz             
      • Student Affairs Programs
      • Diversity Advocate Program                                         
      • Bystander Intervention Program
      • Outreach programming regarding student behavior        
      • LEAP ELO - Personal & Social Responsibility
      • Center for Global Education's work with international students   

      Looking Forward: Future Goals/Recommendations

      The committee recommends the following action items for future work to improve campus culture and values of integrity.

      • Promote the "Guide for Citizenship"  throughout the campus. Include in orientation for students and faculty/staff,  New Student Seminar classes, Learn Center sessions, Department meetings, Chancellor's staff, AAS, Dean's Council and others.
      • Combine the Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog so that expectations and policies for students are all presented together in one place and are more accessible.
      • Include training on integrity issues for all student employees.
      • Review the Honor Code in the College of Business & Economics and consider creating similar codes for each college (or University-wide).
      • Form workgroups to create shared and understood definitions of "Academic Freedom" and "Shared Governance" for UW-Whitewater.
      • Explore the possibility of having Learn Center workshops related to shared understanding of Academic Freedom and Shared Governance.
      • Infuse topics of respect, civility, personal responsibility and honesty into sessions at student orientation and new faculty/staff orientation.
      • Infuse this goal (or an expanded statement of civility) throughout the student culture, as well as the faculty and staff cultures.
      • Examine the intersection of "professional responsibility" and the various sets of personnel rules in use.
      • Consider how to infuse the five university values into performance reviews.
      • Consider adding the university values statement to position descriptions (or at least a modified statement).
      • Create employee awards that recognize personal responsibility and integrity.

      2014 Strategic Plan

      2013-2014 Champions

      A Special tribute to WARHAWKS for an amazing season of play in 2013-2014 year: (1) winning a record six National Championships, (2) achieving unprecedented trifecta in the NCAA sports history, and, (3) achieving best finish ever, second place in the 2013-14 NCAA Director's cup (highest in UWW history).

      Location

      Office of Academic Affairs
      420 Hyer Hall
      800 West Main Street
      Whitewater, WI 53190
      Phone:  262-472-1672
      Fax:  262-472-1670

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      http://www.uww.edu/