Qualities of a Student Centered Environment
The Office of Campus Life is committed to providing the foundation for a student-centered environment that is supportive yet challenging. A student-centered environment is characterized by these qualities:
- We strive for meaningful relationships with students and colleagues.
- We model civility in our interpersonal relationships.
- We pursue opportunities for personal growth.
- We engage in reciprocal learning, recognizing that each of us is both teacher and learner.
- We intentionally link students' educational experiences in and out of the classroom.
- We are guided by institutional values as we develop and administer policies, programs and services. These values include a commitment to service, equity and equal access, responsibility and good citizenship, appreciation for human diversity, environmental protection, social justice, individual freedom, and human rights and dignity.
- We make the connections between our activities and institutional values explicit.
- We work across departmental lines to create and enhance university programs and solve problems.
- We identify and consult with stakeholders in our decision-making.
- We volunteer our assistance where we think we have contributions to make.
- We consult with students and colleagues to understand their needs.
- We integrate services to provide easy access for users.
- We streamline service delivery to enhance efficiency.
- We evaluate services and programs for continuous improvement.