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