To help students achieve a state of preparedness for life and career after college.

Preparedness Outcome 1  Leadership

Student affairs will cultivate our external partners' awareness of our students' characteristics as intelligent, resourceful leaders.

  1. Develop leadership curriculum in Student Activities and Leadership to meet the needs of students at all levels and backgrounds.
  2. Create a Multicultural Leadership Retreat 5 to enhance leadership development.
  3. Students who serve as Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders will formulate and describe how the SI leader experience contributed to their personal and professional development at the conclusion of each academic semester.
  4. Strengthen leadership offerings in academic programs in conjunction with Undergraduate Studies and by reaching out to our campus partners outside of student affairs.
  5. Create a multicultural leadership development model and series with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.
  6. Support The Program – Physical Education and Athletics' leadership academy.

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Preparedness Outcome 2  Mentoring

Students will find mentors, whether they are other students, faculty, staff, community members or alumni.

  1. Provide mentoring opportunities to our student organization members via conversations and offering resources to all involved parties.
  2. Create career networks through pilot programs of CWRUConnect.
  3. Develop educational programs to get students better connected through the student conduct process.
  4. Collaborate with Alumni and Career Center to create programming that will connect current students to underrepresented minority alumni in various industry fields.
  5. Connect community youth program participants to students, staff and people at partner organizations, including residents and professionals.

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Preparedness Outcome 3  Life and Career Readiness

Students will develop confidence in their abilities, marketable experience and understanding of the world that awaits them after graduation.

  1. Advance the Career Pathways Program by raising awareness and engaging students early in their academic careers to deliver on the promise of entrepreneurship, design, and innovation as a viable alternative post-graduation career path.
  2. Improve students' overall confidence in their academic ability through the use of Peer Tutoring.
  3. Create a program with the Career Center to train scholarship chairs and/or career chairs in chapters to be able to better connect Greek students to the Career Center and their resources.
  4. Collaborate with other departments on a life skills/life after college series for multicultural students.
  5. Provide development opportunities for "soft" skills such as meeting management, conflict resolution, goal setting and other skills needed to be effective.
  6. Develop and establish skills and abilities within students as they assist in the operations and management of Thwing Center.
  7. Benchmark and incorporate national campus emergency management best practices for Thwing Center.
  8. Develop resources and programs to help students understand and develop career readiness skills from their civic engagement experiences, and effectively communicate these skills to internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve their desired professional goals.
  9. Develop a program for juniors and seniors to learn how to identify important policies and procedures when they accept a job or internship.
  10. Develop and implement a comprehensive residential model that supports a seamless transition between experiences, is developmentally focused and intentionally builds upon programs and efforts.
  11. Explore the possibility of creating student curriculum paths and certificates via our student engagement solution.
  12. Develop professional skills in student staff such as communication (verbal and written), time management, teamwork and customer service that can be applied in their future career.
  13. Educate youth community program participants about different careers and the path they need to take in order to get there by attending workshops and college visits.

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Preparedness Outcome 4  Problem Solving

Students will attain the skills necessary to solve personal and interpersonal problems so that they may succeed and remain resilient throughout life.

  1. Provide trainings and professional development opportunities for CCEL student leaders to develop skills necessary to solve personal, interpersonal and professional problems.
  2. Deliver effective learning opportunities outside the classroom for students to integrate and link these experiences from Residential and Greek housing/living, to their academic programs.
  3. Develop and introduce a "Transition Blueprint" to the Greek community to allow chapters and governing councils to have strong transitions of leadership each year.
  4. Elevate the overall competitiveness of our athletics teams.
  5. Develop student conduct educational measures to help students make better choices.
  6. Create care management and outreach services for students to equip them with the resources to make well-informed, responsible decisions and be accountable for their actions as members of their own community.
  7. Fully develop the University Health and Counseling Services crisis management program.
  8. Develop and introduce an Intervention Approach including Greek Life Chapter Health Index to help chapter leadership better conceptualize their current trends around key performance indicators.
  9. Provide student organizations with the resources necessary to problem solve and troubleshoot any issues that may arise over the course of the school year.
  10. Provide Upward Bound and Talent Search participants the opportunity to use career exploration tools.

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