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At a Glance
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Office of the Vice President
- Implemented centralized contract software with 271 contracts signed and completed totaling $2,334,600.
- Financial Services developed processes to verify and monitor spending and budget activity across the Division.
- Standardized E&G and Auxiliary Financial Reporting on a quarterly/annual basis.
- Improved reporting for financial and analytical metrics to the State Board of Governors.
- Management of expenditures and purchasing processes led to higher overall fund balances across the Division.
- Restructured Activity & Service Fee Accounting Budget operations, accounting processes and budgeting process.
Marketing & Communications
- 627 marketing and communications service request tickets completed.
- Successfully launched Owl Guides - 12,454 downloads, 183,442 sessions/interactions.
- Created Social Media Governance Guidelines to integrate Hootsuite - a social media mass communication tool.
- Implemented FourWinds digital signage software centralizing campus-wide digital media displays allowing improved communication regarding programs and services to students, faculty/staff and other users.
- 2,157 technology service request tickets completed.
- Implementation of technology services team reduced workload requests to the OIT.
- Existing technology improvements included computer replacements and upgrades to Wifi, hardware and software.
- Major projects totaled $1.39M
- Welcomed new and returning international students and scholars during the 2016-17 academic year, equating to an average of 1,241 processed visa records.
- “Navitas at FAU” accounted for 124 new students (compared to 94 in 2015-16), a 32% increase.
- Increased the number of new international students to 329.
Upward Bound (a $1.2M federal grant funded over 5 years)
- 80% of seniors graduated from high school and were accepted into college.
- 33 participants attended the Summer Enrichment Program.
Pre-collegiate Programs Office (PcPO)
- Secured a grant for $53M in conjunction with Broward County Public Schools’ Cultural Competency Initiative for the Teacher Incentive Fund.
- 9 comprehensive pre-collegiate programs impacted 5,139 elementary/secondary students visiting FAU.
Urban Male Initiative (UMI)
- 41 men participated in UMI’s 3rd year.
- UMI participants attended the Men of Color National Summit, and hosted lunches with FAU’s President Dr. John Kelly and Provost Dr. Gary Perry.
- 54 men attended the UMI Institute for Leadership Development.
- 29 men attended the 3rd Annual UMI Retreat for Personal Development.
Campus Life – Jupiter/Broward
- TEDx FAU Jupiter: Innovate & Lead was Jupiter campus’ largest to date with over 175 people in attendance.
- Facility rental revenue increased to $56,209 in 2016-17 with 10,420 distinct users.
- 884 runners participated in the 2016 Homecoming Run for Autism.
- 116 people attended the 3rd annual Zumbathon fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Monies raised went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.
- Processed 6,560 total events in 2016-17.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
- All-Greek average student membership: 1,326 in 2016-17.
- Chapters raised a total of $149,156 for philanthropy.
Dean of Students
Dean’s Office (Student Conduct, Case Management)
- Improved student tracking for cases resulting in 604 incidents reported to Student Conduct.
- Provided Case Management services to 319 students.
- 88% of students requiring Case Management services during fall 2016 did not require the same assistance during the subsequent semester.
New Student Orientation & Transfer Student Services
2017 Orientation Attendance Numbers.
Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning
- 10,992 students participated in LEAD and Service-Learning sponsored programs.
- Student participation in high-impact signature events totaled 1,139: iLead Conference (935), LeaderShape Conference (75) and WeLead Diversity Symposium (129).
- 1,135 workshop participants.
- Owl Breaks had 60 participants.
- Leadership Studies Minor offered eight (8) courses with 397 students enrolled.
- Days of Service participants: 475.
- Number of student volunteers: 3,940.
- The total Academic Service-Learning & Volunteer economic impact was $4.43M.
|Hours (Academic Service-Learning)||94,824|
The Mentoring Project (TMP) - (a $764,489 private grant funded over 3 years, 2015-2018)
- Served a total of 1,111 participants across all mentoring initiatives: 618 mentees and 493 mentors.
- Direct participation in the Connections Mentoring Program
- 59% Freshmen
- 12% Sophomores
- 21% Juniors
- 7% Seniors
- 1% Graduates
- 14% Faculty
- 31% Staff
- 42% Graduates
- 13% Peers
- Hosted professional development workshops with 204 mentors participating.
Owl Parent & Family Programs
- The Owl Parent Association membership is currently over 1,500 members.
- The Owl Parent Association donated $6,000 toward programs within the Division of Student Affairs.
- Parent and Family Weekend welcomed 470 attendees to campus.
Student Outreach & Diversity
Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs (ODMA)
- Engaged 1,171 participants in cultural competency trainings (Safe Zone, ADL, specialized workshops).
- 2,634 students participated in cultural, educational, and engagement programs/events.
- Supported 51 diversity and multicultural student organizations.
- Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment (RISE): promotes academic success and personal growth for first-generation and under-served students; provided a total of 252 academic books to 64 students in fall 2016 and 69 students in spring 2017.
- Held 6 “Real Talk” sessions (191 participants), a platform designed for students to engage in constructive and respectful dialogue to promote a better understanding of topical issues
Military & Veterans Student Success Center
- Rated 7 consecutive years as “Military Friendly” by Victory Media (Military Times Publication).
- Increased the average usage rate to 223 visits per month for the Military and Veterans Student Resource Center.
- Secured $23,000 for military and veteran student scholarships, emergency relief funds, and center enhancements.
- Secured $40,000 donation for the establishment of the Palm Beach Investment Research Group Scholars Fund.
- Issued 12 Emergency Relief and Cost of Attendance Scholarships totaling $23,000 to military and veteran students.
- Programs/events participation increased from 219 to 460 in 2016-17.
- Received $90,000 grant in conjunction with the College of Business for the establishment of a Veterans Entrepreneurship Program.
- 13 community partnerships
Student Activities & Involvement (SAI)
- Total number of Student Clubs: 352 | Boca Raton - 317, Broward - 5, Jupiter - 30.
- Students and student organizations fundraised over $265,000 for philanthropic causes.
- OwlThon (formerly Dance Marathon) increased revenue by 29% raising $242,718 (vs. $188,234 in 2015-16).
- Student organizations hosted over 3,891 events on campus.
- Over 1,190 students participated in the AliveTEK Hazing Prevention training.
- Staff on-boarded and trained 272 student leaders.
- Program Board offered 71 events.
- Initiated new ad sales contract yielding $10,772 in ad revenue for OWL Radio, OWL TV and the University Press.
- Produced 16 bi-weekly issues of the University Press, printing 48,000 copies per issue.
- Owl Radio and Program Board hosted inaugural concert, “Fly On”, attended by 2,487 students.
- Held 2,975 individual career counseling appointments.
- Held 4,956 same-day career advising sessions.
- Conducted 4,914 career assessments.
- Delivered 2 SLS courses (11 sections) to 184 total students.
- Delivered 274 workshops with 912 participants.
- OWL Professional Clothes Closet assisted 174 students.
Employer Relations & Recruitment Services
- 685 employers participated at FAU career fairs.
- Posted 5,568 full-time and part-time professional jobs.
- Hosted 95 employer visits and information sessions.
- 3,702 Career Fair student attendees.
Internships & Co-ops
- Internship and co-op enrollment increased to 3,990 from 3,525 in AY16-17.
- Growth of 398 in students registered for Career Center internship/co-op courses.
Health & Wellness
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Scheduled 306 emergency appointments.
- Received seven year accreditation from the APA for the Doctoral internship training program in Health Service Psychology.
- 828 people participated in the “Out of the Darkness” Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk. Over $19,479 was raised.
Owls Care Health Promotion
- 30,105 students have completed “Think About It”, Title IX training, since its launch at FAU. In 2016-17, 5,529 students completed Part I, 1,370 completed Part II, and 325 completed Part III.
- 1,665 graduate students and 1,932 adult learners completed the newly developed versions of Title IX training.
- FAU became the first public university in the U.S. to implement Flip the Script, a 12-hour sexual assault resistance-training program fromthe Enhanced Assess Acknowledge Act (EAAA) curriculum.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
- 1,287 total students with disabilities were accommodated across all campuses.
- Boca Raton campus - 1122
- Broward campus - 94
- Northern campus - 71
- Johnson Scholarship fund increased this year - $266,799
- Awarded three technology fee proposals totaling $89,460 for equipment for the provision of accessible examination, an Accessible Reading initiative, and an Assistive Technology Resource Center Equipment Renewal.
Student Health Services (SHS)
- Provided 1,200 doses of influenza vaccine, including staff.
- Total student encounters served on all campuses: 10,109.
Housing and Residential Education
Finance & Operations
- Increased student collection rate by 100% through implementation of a housing case management process.
- Renewal contracts: 2,070.
- Increased on-campus occupancy from 95% to 99%.
- 1,047,025 plastic bottles diverted from landfills due the installation of hydrofilling stations.
- 14,738 work orders in 2016-17 with a 99% completion rate.
- In 2016-17, 4,786 Boca Raton residential students participated in sponsored programs (3,879 in 2015-16).
- Resident Assistants (RA’s) at Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses hosted or engaged students in more than 2,423 events focused on academics, diversity/social justice, and exploring values and ideas.
- RA’s conducted and documented 21,303 one-on-one conversations with residents in Boca Raton & Jupiter on the topics of academics, social justice and diversity, student engagement, and exploring values.
- Recorded 39,566 student participations in Residential Education sponsored events in 2016-17.