Student Affairs Core Functions
Associate Vice Chancellor
- Coordinate efforts of Student Affairs departments to ensure synergy and effectiveness in student service delivery and student development efforts
- Assess student climate (satisfaction, needs, etc.) via surveys, focus groups, and individual interactions/attendance at student functions and share information with campus community to assist in goal setting and planning
- Meet Student Affairs staff needs in terms of senior staff support and supervision, adequate staffing, training, hiring, performance reviews, budgets, facility needs, and technology needs.
- Provide advocacy and oversight for SA department budgets and seek revenue enhancements where possible
- Work with Senior Leadership and campus colleagues to provide a strong Student Affairs voice and advocacy at all venues pertaining to student issues
- Work with Academic Affairs and Administration and Finance divisions' leadership to develop programs and policies that address the holistic needs of students
- Provide backup support as needed (for Asst. AVC and Assoc. Dean) for individual students (and families) pertaining to problem solving, communications, and advocacy
Assistant Vice Chancellor
- Provide support, direction, and supervision for six department heads.
- Provide student advocacy, advising, problem solving; emergency response and follow-up, and faculty consultation.
- Oversee student conduct policies and procedures and serve as appeals officer
- Provide services, programs, and communication for parents, including Family Weekend and newsletters
- Represent Student Affairs on committees that further divisional and institutional priorities: Diversity and Pluralism Council, First-year Experience Committee, SAGE, Associate/Assistant Deans Council, Admissions Review Committee, etc.
- Work collaboratively with the Associate Vice Chancellor towards accomplishing division goals.
Associate Dean of Students
- Provide student advocacy, advising, problem solving; emergency response and follow-up, and faculty consultation - includes SAGE, Emergency Loan Program, Leaves &Withdrawals, Dean Certifications for Transfer/Grad School, etc.
- Oversee undergraduate New Student Orientation Programs - includes philosophy, learning outcomes, program design, staffing, budget/financial management
- Participate in creation and implementation of first-year programs
- Emergency Response - includes On Call, follow up and referral
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House
- Perform On-Call duty, follow-up and referrals for student violations and hospitalizations, Student Leaves and Withdrawals, and respond to student crises
- Perform core functions associated with Frederick Douglass Unity House (see FDUH core functions below)
Career Development Center
- Career Advisement to assist students in identifying career goals connected to academic major/program/College via Career Counseling, Career Assessment, and Career Exploration
- Career Preparation to provide students with professional job seeking skills: Resume and portfolio preparation, Interviewing &networking techniques
- Experiential Learning to assist students in attaining career-related experience via: Internships and Part-time employment
- Job Opportunities advertisement via On-campus recruitment and Career Expo &job fairs
- Post-Graduation Advisement - Graduate School exploration, Graduate School applications & entrance exams, and Alumni Career Counseling
Center for Access and Success
- Develop, monitor, evaluate, and communicate individual accommodation plans for students with disabilities
- Provide students/faculty with disabilities advocacy, advising, problem solving, emergency response, and follow-up
- Develop and disseminate policies and procedures related to students with disabilities
- Oversee and coordinate testing accommodations
- Perform student psychological assessment and counseling
- Provide consultation and education to campus constituencies regarding student concerns
- Coordinate off-campus referrals for students to provide timely counseling and utilize expertise of local therapists
- Actively participate in coordination of crisis response as necessary
- Coordinate efforts with local emergency agencies (hospitals) regarding protocols and communication
Frederick Douglass Unity House
- Provide support and advocacy for students from under-represented populations
- Develop programs and services for the overall UMD community with respect to increasing pluralism
- Ensure FDUH operations, programs, service and events are effective and beneficial to students of color and overall campus community.
- Collaborate with student affairs senior staff in meeting the mission, vision, goals, and policies of the FDUH.
- Manage and supervise Unity staff/student employees and building operations
Housing and Residential Life
- Process and communicate housing assignment processes for 4500 students
- Coordinate open and closing procedures prior to and following semesters and break periods
- Provide opportunities for residents to engage, learn, and take ownership in their residential community
- Recruit, train, support, and supervise all professional and student staff
- Collaborate with Campus Facilities to insure that residence halls are well maintained and conducive to residents' needs in terms of safety, physical comfort and community development
- Develop and manage annual auxiliary budget such that campus housing is in good repair and offered for students at the lowest possible cost.
- Provide Health Care for matriculated students. This includes illness care to minimize the time miss from class.
- Provide specialized wellness care regarding women's health issues, sexually transmitted diseases and individual health counseling on such topics as smoking, weight control etc.
- Comply with existing laws and regulations such as immunization, insurance for students and public health regulations.
- Make referrals to outside specialists for health care that is not available on campus.
- Support Health Education programs (see below)
Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness
- Provide health education for the campus community through the training and development of a Peer Health Educator program
- Recruit, train, and supervise (student) Peer Health Educators
- Provide health-related resources to students, staff, faculty, and parents
- Maintain best practices in health promotion and disease prevention
- Conduct assessments of student health behaviors and perceptions. Summarize and share the results with the campus community. Use data to prioritize/plan health education and promotion activities
- Advocate for policy, procedural, and environmental changes that support the health and well- being of the campus community.
International Students and Scholars Center
- Strive to develop, maintain, and/or update the guidelines, processes and procedures that enable degree seeking students (F-1), exchange visitors (J-1), their dependents, and the University to maintain compliance with the required federal and state regulations.
- Provide direct support to, or make appropriate referrals for, international student and scholars with regard to pre arrival, post arrival, and personal matters
- Collaborate regarding F and J visa holders with various offices including Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Student Affairs, Academic departments, International Programs, the Office for Institutional Compliance, and Human Resources
- Serve as a resource to the campus community regarding regulatory issues
- Plan and implement International Student Orientation and workshops for international students
- Provide support and resources to students and student groups seeking to educate the community regarding international culture and specific holiday celebrations
Religious Resource Center
- Provide a professional religious presence for the UMD community
- Foster an atmosphere of mutual inquiry and growing understanding among our various faith traditions
- Provide referral to external community religious agencies as requested
- Actively participate in coordination of crisis response as necessary
Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership
- Support student-involvement opportunities on campus through the development and successful functioning of student clubs and organizations
- Identify and provide training and support to student organization advisors
- Create leadership development and training programs for current and future student leaders
- Coordinate division and campus wide efforts to offer students a wide variety of activities and opportunities to engage with peers, faculty, staff, and external community members.
Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution
- Coordinate campus-wide student conduct education including the adjudication of complaints of alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct and communicating the community standards for conduct via the Student Handbook
- Recruit and train student conduct Hearing Officers and Appellate Boards
- Develop, analyze, and communicate statistical information related to conduct cases
- Create and implement opportunities for alternative dispute resolution
- Promote campus civility via education and programs
Women's Resource Center
- Promote equity in all components of University life
- Provide resources &referrals on women's health issues
- Educate Women (and men) on woman's history and current issues
- Serve as sexual violence support, responder, and educator
- Provide diverse programming to educate the community about issues of inequity
- Offer support and counsel to future feminist leaders