We aspire to shape a community where all undergraduate and graduate students grow in their ability to influence, become meaningful contributors, and learn by taking risks and joining in the action. They will engage in self-discovery by participating in new opportunities, whether in student organizations, teams, on and off campus employment or other experiences both locally and abroad. We will empower them to not just "do," but also to reflect and apply what they have learned to other contexts.
Objective 1: Access
Strengthen equitable access for undergraduate and graduate students to identify and participate as meaningful contributors to diverse experiences.
|Initiative||Department||Think Big Pathway|
|Adapt CCEL programs and services to be responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic while encouraging civic engagement, leveraging technology strengths, and meeting student and community needs.||Center for Civic Engagement and Learning||Achieve Social Impact: Experiential Learning|
|Collaborate with campus partners to offer and share developmental opportunities for undergraduate students to engage during their first year at CWRU.||First-Year Experience||Shape the Agora: Equitable Community|
|Provide professional, personal, and leadership development for individuals and groups with marginalized gender identities at CWRU and in higher education to increase intellectual empowerment of individuals and groups with marginalized gender identities at CWRU and in higher education.||Flora Stone Mather Center for Women||Achieve Social Impact: External Partnerships|
|Create various digital channels of engagement between graduate students and OGSL pertaining to campus and community resources.||Graduate Student Life||Shape the Agora: Equitable Community|
|Improve access to and engagement with PGP & EE resources, programs and services by/for under-engaged (underrepresented) students.||Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education||Shape the Agora: Equitable Community|
|Enhance our ability to directly communicate the SA&L narrative to foster a stronger sense of inclusivity, school spirit and pride.||Student Activities and Leadership||Achieve Social Impact: Experiential Learning|
Objective 2: Learning
Provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to contribute an intentional experiential learning plan that encourages values exploration, reflection and application to future life experiences.
|Initiative||Department||Think Big Pathway|
|Implement a new Civic Leadership Semester program that engages a small cohort of first and second-year students over the course of the Spring 2021 semester in seminars and Cleveland field trips aimed at deepening their understanding of civic engagement, leadership skills, and Cleveland's civic landscape.||Center for Civic Engagement and Learning||Achieve Social Impact: Experiential Learning|
|Educate the university community about the responsibility of affording services and benefits for individuals with disabilities by providing educational opportunities to improve the university community's understanding of disabilities and the impact on members of our community for both traditional and remote learning formats.||Disability Resources||Shape the Agora: Equitable Community|
|Discover and implement new techniques and platforms to better engage students.||Greek Life||Shape the Agora: Leadership|
|Increase direct contact with department assistants in academic departments as a means to ensure that full-time and adjunct faculty have equitable access to accurate and timely information about the testing accommodations process for all students with testing accommodations.||Office of Accommodated Testing Services||Shape the Agora: Policies and Practices|
|Create meaningful opportunities for students to learn about and become their best selves through discovery, community, experience and planning.||Post Graduate Planning and Experiential Education||Achieve Social Impact: Experiential Learning|
|Create a seamless transition between experiences by strengthening Thrive and intentionally bridging living and learning for residential students.||Residence Life||Shape the Agora: Leadership|
|Understand (internal facing) and enhance (student facing) the leadership learning of our undergraduate and graduate students.||Student Activities and Leadership||Shape the Agora: Leadership|
|Deploy a touch point plan (strategic outreach and engagement plan) for each cohort of students that attends to their student needs as they move in, through, and out of their student experience.||Student Advancement||Achieve Social Impact: Experiential Learning|
|Develop a framework (Experience Plan) and system (Success Plans in My Journey portal) to support students' efforts to set, refine, and track goals in strategic areas of their student experience (Academic Progress & Planning, Campus & Community Engagement, Career & Post-Graduate Planning, Experiential Education, Personal Wellness & Development).||Student Advancement||Achieve Social Impact: Experiential Learning|
|Redesign all trainings to reflect changes in the learning environment and increase quality.||Student Conduct||Shape the Agora: Policies and Practices|
|Create training curriculum for student employee experience within Thwing Center.||Thwing Center||Achieve Social Impact: Experiential Learning|