OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Campus Compact: Initiatives (1998 - 2000)

Listed below are the Initiatives we will pursue in the first phase of the Campus Compact implementation process. These areas were identified by the Compact planning team as the most significant and most crucial areas at Oregon State University to which we must contribute. Subgroups of the Compact planning team are currently giving structure to these ideas for partial or full implementation in the fall of 1996. The necessary connections are being made to allow for cross-functional planning where possible and appropriate.

1998-2000 Initiatives

Focused, On-going Assessment

To implement a comprehensive, on-going assessment program to measure student and staff perceptions, assess needs, and establish baselines for staff performance and Student Affairs service.

Enhancement of Community Health

The Community Health Initiative will provide support for issues that influence student success; safety and well being; healthy lifestyles and responsible choices; interpersonal relationship dynamics; academic performance; and living/learning environments. The overall goal is to examine and respond to what is needed to create and maintain a vital and healthy community at Oregon State University.

Promotion of the Appreciation for Diversity

This group will provide leadership for a comprehensive educational effort that will extend to students, faculty, and staff. The efforts will attempt to influence tolerance, acceptance, knowledge, skills and community dynamics. The primary goal of this effort is to enhance learning at OSU and to increase our appreciation for diversity.

Comprehensive Professional Development

To prepare staff to be career-long learners, to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote student growth, and to advance the Initiatives of the Compact. We will establish clear proficiency standards for staff performance and clear articulation of staff members' rights and responsibilities.

Deliver Services to Students Statewide

This group will network with key partners to enhance the delivery of support services to distant students. The effort will support advancement towards developing the State of Oregon as our campus. Among the major goals are University-wide collaboration, needs assessment, designing delivery systems, and implementing services. The major goal of this effort is to provide quality, relevant educational services to distant communities.