Monthly Archives: February 2016

Member-at-Large, South Nominations Re-opened – Due February 26, 2016!

WACUHO is seeking nominations for 2016/17 Member-at-Large, South. Nominate a colleague, nominate yourself, or ask a colleague to nominate you for this very important role on the 2016/17 Executive Committee!

Check out the Leadership Manual for a full description of the Member-at-Large position. This is your opportunity to gain new experiences, provide leadership to our organization, and make new connections (and friends)!

Nominations due Friday, February 26 at 5 p.m.!

If you are nominating a colleague, please speak to them in advance to ensure they are interested.

 

Send nominations to:

Tim Trevan

California State University, Northridge

(818) 677-6103

tim.trevan@csun.edu

 

Nominations Committee Co-Chairs:

Martin Castillo

Tim Trevan

2016-2017 WACUHO Committees Now Open!

 

Looking for a Valentine? WACUHO wants to be yours!!!
If your answer was yes, feel free to head straight to the link and QR code at the bottom of this article…
for those who need a little courting – the rest of this article is for you:

JOIN A COMMITTEE!!!
So you’re sitting on the other side of your computer screen thinking or asking yourself:

  • Should I?
  • Do I even have the time?
  • I also have no clue where I’m going to be in a couple months (shhh don’t worry, I will not tell anyone you’re job searching J)
  • It’s too early… I might feel differently in a couple months

It’s okay, I think the same thing EVERY year and for 10 years no matter the professional need or time restrictions I have had, I have been able to find the right committee for me.

By now I hope your thoughts have transitioned to some other questions/thoughts:

  • I am not sure what committees are out there
  • What does being on a committee mean?
  • I’m afraid of commitment
  • And how is a chair involved in this relationship?

The short answer is that this relationship is as much or as little time as you need/want, you can back out at any time your professional or personal needs change, and know that WACUHO exists to help you. We benefit from the time you give us and hope that we can give you an expansion of the professional experience that your home institution provides.
Committees range from Operational (Awards and Recognition & Finance) to Programmatic (planning annual student leadership conference and professional development opportunities for mid-level managers) and Specialized Topics/Populations (Religious and Spiritual and Equity and Diversity).
*for a full list of committees please follow the link below or scan the QR code. Also do not hesitate to contact me to find out more about the time commitments for each or to get a gist of what they have done in the past.

For my WACUHO-lifers, if you are looking to finally step up to that chair role, or looking to dive head first into a new committee now’s the time! Don’t let me e-mail you personally… you know I will J. WACUHO would not be what it is without you and as we look to celebrate that good work at the annual conference, I hope you can begin looking ahead at how we can build on YOUR WORK for this upcoming year.

 

STILL NOT SIGNED UP?

If this article has failed and you are still not considering WACUHO as your Valentine, then know that I will be walking around at WACE with an iPAD looking for you to sign up then, so start thinking of how you are going to tell this face no, or better yet start generating those list of reasons why and questions to ask so I can better help you make the right decision for YOU.

 

QR code:

 

http://tinyurl.com/WACUHO-committee-16-17

 

  • This was a PSA from your neighborhood Vice President and part-time cupid – Tiffany

Facilities Professionals Conference Calls – Need Your Feedback!

Calling all Housing Facilities (Maintenance, Custodial, Grounds, Operations, Campus Planning/New Construction, FF and E, Renovations and Projects) Professionals!

We are interested in hearing from you as a collective group to gather your thoughts on how WACUHO could better serve you in your work.

As part of our strategic planning process, WACUHO is assessing how the organization can best serve the wide variety of housing professionals represented in our region.  We know that we represent many levels of professionals from entry to seasoned, and the many different functions performed to support the experience of on-campus living.
WACUHO will be hosting two focus group conference calls to hear specifically from our colleagues in Housing Facilities:
Thursday, February 11 – 3-4pm
Wednesday, February 17 – 10-11am
We would be thrilled to hear from you!  If you are available during either of these times, please call in and participate on the call:

dial in phone number: 323-920-0091
PIN code: 912 6247

Please contact either one of us if you have any questions!

Kristin Delo
UC Berkeley
kdelo@berkeley.edu

Mako Ushihara
Stanford University
ushihara@stanford.edu

Facilities Professionals Conference Calls – Need Your Feedback! 

Calling all Housing Facilities (Maintenance, Custodial, Grounds, Operations, Campus Planning/New Construction, FF and E, Renovations and Projects) Professionals!

We are interested in hearing from you as a collective group to gather your thoughts on how WACUHO could better serve you in your work.

As part of our strategic planning process, WACUHO is assessing how the organization can best serve the wide variety of housing professionals represented in our region.  We know that we represent many levels of professionals from entry to seasoned, and the many different functions performed to support the experience of on-campus living.
WACUHO will be hosting two focus group conference calls to hear specifically from our colleagues in Housing Facilities:
Thursday, February 11 – 3-4pm
Wednesday, February 17 – 10-11am
We would be thrilled to hear from you!  If you are available during either of these times, please call in and participate on the call:

dial in phone number: 323-920-0091
PIN code: 912 6247

Please contact either one of us if you have any questions!

Kristin Delo
UC Berkeley
kdelo@berkeley.edu

Mako Ushihara
Stanford University
ushihara@stanford.edu

New Students – New Accommodations: A University’s Private Public Partnership; Tale of the P(3)

New Students – New Accommodations: A University’s Private Public Partnership; Tale of the P(3)

A view from the side office window

Housing and Residential Life professionals are accustomed to moving quickly and changing with whichever way the wind blows. What can we say, it’s a gift! Whether it’s working closely with student staff, helping to develop students or adjusting to departmental changes, we do it all. One relationship that is growing at a lot of institutions is the new connections and partnerships that Residence Life teams are making with business developers and private property owners creating modernized collegial spaces.

When you couple constricted capital with spiraling enrollment, colleges and universities begin to fall behind in the development of facilities that accommodate growth,   aesthetically appeal to millennials and billet the needs of an ever-changing student population.

As the old saying goes, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade” and that’s exactly what we do when striking deals with student housing developers to keep up with residential requirements.

Now more than ever, college and university leaders are exploring public-private partnerships (P3s) as a means of financing new on-campus student housing facilities and providing the latest accommodations to our campus communities. The most challenging aspect of creating mutually beneficial relationships in my opinion is finding a good partner and being a good partner.

As a true Res-Lifer, employed by a company that does Housing and Residence as well any large public or small private, I am in a fortunate situation to see the very best and worst of both sides of student housing, “public and private!”

In the long run, there are more advantages than disadvantages, one of which is providing an avenue for professional growth and experience for all of those in my position.

The positive attributes from my vantage point that I’ve seen from the side office window is;

  • The ability to address immediate occupancy needs
  • A commitment from the private sector to accelerate the development process
  • The invaluable experience staffs (para & professional) receive working both sides of housing
  • Providing highly desired accommodations for non-traditional students like “military veterans, international populations, graduate students, students with families, older students and of course upperclassman”
  • And many more

 

One of the reasons that most “lifers” love this job is the ever-changing environment, each day providing a new set of challenges and opportunities, reaching a new group of students and this is no different.

P3s provide us a new way to provide to exemplary service and keep what we do relevant from the public to the private sector!

 

Rhett Burden

ACADEMY of ART UNIVERSITY

Call For Nominations: 2016/2017 Executive Committee

Calling All WACUHO Leaders!

Are you looking for an opportunity to take a leadership role in WACUHO?

Do you want to make a difference in WACUHO?

Would like an opportunity to give back to our field?

Consider running for a position on the 2016/17 Executive Committee!

Nominate a colleague, nominate yourself, or ask a colleague to nominate you for the upcoming 2016-17 Executive Committee!

Check out the Leadership Manual for a full description of the positions listed below. This is your opportunity to gain new experiences, provide leadership to our organization, and make new connections (and friends)!

Nominations due February 12 at 5 p.m.!

If you are nominating a colleague, please speak to them in advance to ensure they are interested.

Open positions include:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large, North
  • Member-at-Large, Central
  • Member-at-Large, South
  • Technology Coordinator*

*Appointed position by Executive Committee

Send nominations to:

Tim Trevan

California State University, Northridge

(818) 677-6103

tim.trevan@csun.edu

 

Nominations Committee Co-Chairs:

Martin Castillo

Tim Trevan

EDA Scholarship Awards Applications

Application Deadline: February 26, 2016

The WACUHO Equity and Diversity Awareness Committee is pleased to be able to once again provide annual awards at the WACUHO Conference. Please find the selection criteria and application requirements below.

Description of Awards

We will solicit nominations and grant the following special recognition awards for diversity education and achievement at the Annual Conference and Exposition:

  1. One $650 “Outstanding Commitment to Diversity” scholarship for a deserving individual
    1. The $650 award shall be granted for the Annual Conference and Exposition and shall cover the cost of registration fees and assistance toward travel or hotel costs. The recipient shall cover expenses exceeding the award. The recipient of the award will be required to present a program on a diversity-related topic at the Annual Conference and Exposition.
  2. One $100 cash award for a deserving individual
    1. The $100 cash award can be used in any of the three following ways: 1) donate the award to a diversity-related community or non-profit organization in the name of WACUHO and that individual; 2) apply the award to diversity-related resources or professional development; or 3) give the award directly to their home institution to be used toward that person’s professional development.
      1. If the individual chooses options two or three, they must submit an article to the WACUHO Waves within one calendar year to describe how they used the cash portion and how it benefited them and/or their community.
    2. One $200 cash award for a deserving member institution
      1. The $200 cash award can be used in either of the two following ways: 1) donate the award to a diversity-related community or non-profit organization in the name of WACUHO and that institution; 2) apply the award to diversity-related resources or development of staff.
        1. If the deserving institution chooses option two, they must submit an article to the WACUHO Waves within one calendar year to describe how they used the cash portion and how it benefited them and/or their community.

Criteria

Institutional Award Criteria

Evaluation based on originality, creativity, quality, impact, and results. An individual department or a combination of departments working with a Housing organization is eligible. Must include:

  • Diversity in staff
  • Uniqueness of outreach efforts
  • Innovative approaches to recruitment and retention of under-represented staff
  • Effective use of creative resources

Individual Award Criteria

Evaluation based on originality, creativity, quality, impact, and results. Must include:

  • Uniqueness in outreach and recruitment efforts of professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Development of innovative programs (such as in training, classes, staff development)
  • Presentation of creative educational programs, e.g., cultural awareness, issues of diversity, women’s issues, special interest/theme halls
  • Unique research efforts in the area of diversity

 

Application Requirements:

Individual Awards

  1. A maximum of three typewritten, double-spaced pages which respond to the following:
    1. Address the selection criteria by describing how you have gone above and beyond in your current or previous position to further the ideals of diversity at your institution and in your community.
    2. Discuss how you plan to continue to integrate the theme of diversity in your future professional goals.
    3. Describe what you hope to gain from the conference and how you will incorporate what you have learned at the conference to improve diversity in the field of student affairs and the WACUHO organization.
  2. A copy of your current resume.
  3. A copy of the program proposal form you filled out for the Annual Conference and Exposition, including the program description, goals, and abstract.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor (preferably your current supervisor) addressing the selection criteria, including impact and results.

Please Note: Due to privacy and confidentiality laws, supporting material may not include performance evaluations or letters which are a part of the academic and staff review process

Institutional Award

  1. A maximum of three typewritten, double-spaced pages which respond to the following:
    1. Address the selection criteria by describing how your department has gone above and beyond to further the ideals of diversity at your institution and in your community.
    2. Discuss how your department plans to continue to integrate the theme of diversity in its future goals.
    3. Describe how you plan to use the award if you are selected as the recipient institution.

 

Application

Please make sure to include the following information when emailing your application to khknoll@ucsd.edu

Awards applying for

  • Individual Awards ($650 “Outstanding Commitment to Diversity” scholarship and $100 cash award)
  • Institutional Award ($200)

If “Individual Award” is selected

  • Nominee’s Name:
  • Nominee’s Institution:
  • Nominee’s Title:
  • Nominee’s Department:
  • Nominee’s Email Address:
  • Nominee’s Phone Number:
  • Nominator’s Name:
  • Nominator’s Institution:
  • Nominator’s Title:
    • Attach Essay:
      • A maximum of three typewritten, double-spaced pages which respond to the following:
        • Address the selection criteria by describing how you have gone above and beyond in your current or previous position to further the ideals of diversity at your institution and in your community.
        • Discuss how you plan to continue to integrate the theme of diversity in your future professional goals.
        • Describe what you hope to gain from the conference and how you will incorporate what you have learned at the conference to improve diversity in the field of student affairs and the WACUHO organization.
        • Attach current resume
        • Attach WACE program proposal – If you have not yet submitted a WACE program proposal please provide an outline for a program proposal that you would be willing/able to present at WACE related to your application essay.
        • Attach letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor
        • Attach additional supporting documents

If “Institutional Award” is selected

Nominee Institution:

Nominator’s Name:

Nominator’s Institution:

Nominator’s Title:

  • Attach Essay
    • A maximum of three typewritten, double-spaced pages which respond to the following:
      • Address the selection criteria by describing how your department has gone above and beyond to further the ideals of diversity at your institution and in your community.
      • Discuss how your department plans to continue to integrate the theme of diversity in its future goals.
      • Describe how you plan to use the award if you are selected as the recipient institution.

 

Thank you for submitting your application for the Equity and Diversity Awareness awards. We will be in touch by March 3rd, 2016 to let you know if you have received an award.

 

Having trouble with the application or got any questions? Email khknoll@ucsd.edu

Women of WACUHO – February 2016 Update

This is an exciting month for WoW! Our 2nd Annual Drive-in conferences are happening at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside with close to 100 attendees between them! We are looking forward to our wonderful keynote speakers, Jerlena Griffin-Desta for the Northern conference and Dr. Sumun Pendakur for the Southern conference.

 

If you haven’t registered for the Northern Conference, make sure to do so here by Friday 2/5! Some of the exciting topics include:

  • Developing professional development plans
  • Bystander intervention
  • Advocating for yourself in the hiring process
  • Family & work life, integrating partner and/or kids into live in positions
  • Students of Concern
  • Empowering & Leading
  • Emerging issues in housing accommodations

 

Missing out on the conferences? Stay up to date with our monthly newsletter by signing up here and our Facebook page.

 

The WoW Resource page is now available! Be sure to stop by and browse the many resources curated by the Women of WACUHO! Have additional recommendations? Make sure to reach out to Heather Pearson Villeda (hpearson@pacific.edu) or Laura Rosenberg (lrosenberg@scu.edu).

 

We are happy to announce that the Outstanding Woman of WACUHO Award application will be available shortly on the WoW web page. Make sure to check in starting February 11th to apply or nominate a phenomenal woman who has supported the advancement, development and mentorship of women. Submissions will be due to Michele Y Lee, mylee@cpp.edu.

 

The WoW Mentor/Mentee Match-up form is currently available on the the WoW web page. Make sure to submit your form today!!!

 

We hope you take advantage of one of the many ways to get involved with WoW and look forward to connecting with you!

 

Your WoW Tri-Chairs,

Lynda Dorset, Stanford University

Maggie Malagon, Santa Clara University

Melissa Silverman, UC Irvine

 

WACE New Professionals Annual Conference Award

Need funding to attend the 60th WACUHO Annual Conference and Exposition (WACE) or the ACUHO-i Conference and Exposition (ACE)? WACUHO can help! Three awards are available from the WACUHO New Professionals Committee.

New Professionals Annual Conference Award

Two awards are available for the Annual Conference, which will take place at Hilton Long Beach, April 10th – April 13th, 2016. Each award totals $650 to assist with the cost of conference registration, travel and lodging. The award will be received in the form of reimbursement. You can find more application information HERE. (http://tinyurl.com/zkgbumx)

New Professionals ACUHO-I Annual Conference Award

There is one award available for the Annual Conference, which takes place in Seattle, WA, July 9th – July 12th, 2016. The award totals $1000 to assist with the cost of conference registration, travel and lodging. The award will be received in the form of reimbursement. You can find more application information HERE. (http://tinyurl.com/hh9ckoz)

Important Dates

To be considered, completed applications and supporting criteria must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, February 29, 2016. All applicants will be notified via email of their status by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 11, 2016.

What is WACE, and why should I apply as a new professional?

You should apply because it’s awesome. WACUHO is the Western Association of College and University Housing Officers, a professional organization dedicated to exceptional collegiate residential experiences by promoting meaningful connections and providing innovative, relevant professional development and services to its members. WACE is the annual conference that brings WACUHO together to help achieve those goals. At WACE you’ll meet people both new to the profession and seasoned veterans, and have opportunities to be exposed to and develop new skills.

Who is a new professional?

A new pro is defined as someone that has three or fewer years of professional experience, works in a functional area encompassed by the WACUHO mission, is employed by a WACUHO member institution, and does not qualify as a student under the student definition (enrolled full time in a degree granting program, employed part time).