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Division of Student Affairs Annual Report 2016 2017

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At a Glance

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Office of the Vice President

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Shared Services

Contracts

  • Implemented centralized contract software with 271 contracts signed and completed totaling $2,334,600.

Finance Administration

  • 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.

Technology Services

  • 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

Campus Life

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International Services

  • 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.

Campus Recreation

  • 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.

Student Union

  • 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

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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.

Students 2016-17 2015-16
Freshmen 3,794 3,741
Transfer 4,768 5,002
Freshmen guest 1,955 2,059
Transfer guest 723 682
Total 11,240 11,484

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.
Engagement/Impact 2016-17
Hours (Academic Service-Learning) 94,824
Hours (Volunteer) 100,439

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
    567 Mentees
    • 59% Freshmen
    • 12% Sophomores
    • 21% Juniors
    • 7% Seniors
    • 1% Graduates

    485 Mentors
    • 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

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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.

Student Government

  • Staff on-boarded and trained 272 student leaders.
  • Program Board offered 71 events.

Student Media

  • 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.

Career Center

Career Center empolyer and student at a career fair

Career Advising

  • 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.

Career Programs

  • 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

Health and Wellness students in front of the challenge poster

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 & Residential Life

Housing and Residential Life students playing games

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%.

Facilities

  • 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.

Residential Life

  • 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 Life sponsored events in 2016-17.
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