Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tyler’s Message

Greetings WACUHO!!!

October is the time in which we are all hitting our stride, under normal circumstances.  But these aren’t normal circumstances.  In my recent facebook live broadcast, I asked folx how they were doing.  Overwhelmingly, the response was in unison – “exhausted.”  So much is happening in our world, in our country, in our state.  Our hearts go out to our colleagues in Northern California as they continue to deal with the impact of devastating fires.

If you want to get caught up on what is happening with WACUHO, check out the broadcast from last week here.  Moving forward, we are going to start engaging in the work of our Association.  The RAPs are coming up, and I will be traveling throughout the state in November to see the future of our field!  I am very excited to visit with colleagues from across the state and region.

I want to get back to the sentiment of professionals across our field.  Collectively, we are exhausted.  First, take solace that you are not alone.  Second, this is a great time to be reminded that has caretakers, we need to focus on taking care of ourselves.  It often feels “selfish” to want to spend time taking care of ourselves, but by doing so, you are going to be more effective in helping others out.  You need to be your number 1 priority.  A wise mentor once shared “saying ‘no’ to something is saying ‘yes’ to something else.”  If you are constantly telling work “yes” and you are telling yourself “no” – that will burn you out.  It’s time to remember, we are running a marathon of a journey.  This is not supposed to be a sprint.  If you need a break, take a break.  Talk with your supervisor about support.

At the same time, we need to recognize that what I just wrote comes from a place of privilege.  Not all of us are in positions where we can find support from our supervisors (or society) to take care of our own emotional well being.  If you find yourself here, I’d encourage you to reach out to colleagues on other campuses who can help you navigate that support.

Again, if there is anything our Association can do to support you, please ask.  What we do is very unique.  All of us play a role in shaping the next generation of leaders, and that is something to both be proud of, and understand the emotional toll that can take.  Take care of yourself!  Hopefully I will see you at a RAP in the next month!

Tyler Miller
WACUHO President

WACE 2019

Hello WACUHO!

We, Kelly Cole and Mako Ushihara, are excited to announce and invite you to start planning to attend the 2019 WACUHO Annual Conference and Exposition (WACE) hosted by Stanford University in the lively and dynamic City of Oakland, CA https://www.visitoakland.com. The urban-chic downtown Marriott City Center Hotel http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakdt-oakland-marriott-city-center/ will serve as our conference venue.  With us both being Bay Area natives, we are extremely proud to welcome our WACUHO colleagues from across the region to the Bay Area and specifically to the City of Oakland that is truly one of the most diverse, interesting, and accessible major cities in the Bay Area.

We hope that in addition to joining us for the conference dates of Sunday April 14, 2019 through Wednesday April 17, 2019, you consider tacking on an extra day or two to your conference travel plans to allow you to check out the many Oakland specific or Bay Area attractions that are available:

Oakland:

  • Oakland Museum of CA
  • Oakland Zoo
  • Tilden Park
  • Jack London Square
  • Lake Merritt
  • Chabot Space and Science Center
  • A bustling local food scene

Bay Area:

  • Golden Gate Park/Botanical Garden
  • Countless museums and cultural activities
  • Alcatraz
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Muir Woods
  • Mt Tamalpais
  • Golden Gate Bridge/Coit Tower

Travel to the hotel will be very easy from both Oakland and San Francisco International airports via our BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) subway system so no need to rent a car to get from the airport to the conference hotel.  Folks flying into San Jose International can also take BART to get to the hotel, but would need to add a bus leg to their travel plans.  We have lots of information to share with you about the conference, and we will begin to do so each month in WAVES.  For now, we wanted to get some basic information out there so you could begin your travel/professional development planning.

In the coming months, we will begin sharing information about the various ways that our Stanford and WACUHO colleagues can get involved in this great conference. There are a number of involvement opportunities:

  • One-Day Conference Registration
  • Full Conference Registration
  • Presenting at the Conference
  • Conference Volunteer
  • Committee Membership
  • Conference Committee Chair/Co-Chair

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the conference, feel free to reach out to either of us!

Kelly Cole, Ed.D. – kmcole@stanford.edu
Mako Ushihara – ushihara@stanford.edu

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing you in Oakland at WACE 2019!

Kelly and Mako
Stanford University

WACE 2019 Annual Conference Chairs

Mid Level Managers

Survey, Survey, Survey, Survey, Survey, Survey, Survey, Survey

Great – now that we have your attention we are hoping that you will give us 5 minutes of your time to complete a brief survey for the Mid Level Managers Committee.

New Pros, Mid Level Managers, and Senior Housing Officers are all invited to participate.

What is a Mid Level Manager? This is a great question that encompasses many different considerations. With that in mind, we have created a brief survey that will help us a Committee and as an organization better serve our region.

Please click here to complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HQ55BRS

If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in joining the Mid Level Managers Committee please feel free to contact us at jgodfrey@sdsu.edu.

Updates from the Strategic Planning Task Force

By: Emily Sandoval

The Strategic Planning Task force has been hard at work on 5 exciting new initiatives for this year.  The task force members include: Alex Belisario (UC Santa Cruz), Connie Huyck (CSU Chico), DeVaughn King (UCLA), Erin Martinez (USC), Sally Morgan (LMU), Andrew Philippo (Marymount California University) and Emily Sandoval (USC). The 5 initiatives are:

  • Create a charge and plan for a new WACUHO Assessment/Research Committee.
  • Explore an update of our Mission, Values and Goals
  • Work with the WACUHO Task Force on Equity and Inclusion and Nominations committee, explore a restructure of the executive committee (including the nominations process) to be more inclusive of all members of the Association.
  • Create an onboarding plan for new committee chairs and executive committee members
  • Develop a “cycle of engagement” for new members to find their path of involvement, from Grad student to Senior Housing Officer and everywhere in between.

Now that we have all made it through opening (congrats!) and our semesters/quarters are well under way, you will see some of us begin to reach out to start moving the needle on these initiatives.  A survey will be sent out within the next month to get feedback on our Mission, Values, and Goals as well as to assess the effectiveness of the current executive committee structure.  You will also see some of us at the upcoming RAPs! There, we will be hosting roundtables to get in-person feedback from association members that will help us assess the current state of the association and guide us as we move forward on the above tasks.

If you have any questions or initial thoughts, please feel free to reach out to any of us on the committee! We hope to see some of you at the RAPs!

SRAP

Greetings!

Southern RAP is right around the corner! The SRAP Conference is a one-day regional professional development opportunity geared toward undergraduate student leaders in the areas of housing, residence life, and student programming. The Conference strives to connect student leaders from different schools, promote idea-sharing, and renew enthusiasm for leaders’ respective institutions and positions.

Date: November 4th
Location: California State University, San Bernardino
http://wacuho.org/srap/

Theme:
Team SRAP Unite! – This one-day conference focuses on embracing the concepts of being a hero (in whatever capacity that may be), being a leader on our campuses and amongst peers, and utilizing our strengths to the betterment of our communities.

Program Submission: 
We are now accepting program proposals. Students and staff are welcome to submit programs. Deadline to submit is Monday, October 16th, 2017
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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPFR46NgZ4uVbBJce5V0vzSbO29-ffVn6MmAbMy7yIphtl_w/viewform

Spirit! 
Roll-Call videos are due by October 30th. For more information regarding criteria and guidelines please click here: http://wacuho.org/srap/spirit/
Here are a few examples from previous years:
CSUF
Pitzer
UCI

Philanthropy:
The philanthropy this year will focus on providing nourishment and hygiene products for local communities.
For more information click here: http://wacuho.org/srap/philanthropy/

For more information regarding SRAP feel free to email me with any questions!

Excited to see you all there!

2017-2018 Membership Drive

WACUHO invites you to renew or consider initiating a new membership with WACUHO for the 2017-2018 academic year!

Remember that membership in WACUHO is INSTITUTIONAL, not individual.  Each campus establishes only ONE membership per year.  The only exception to this is for private housing programs which are not operated directly by the campus; these programs must establish their own membership separately from the institution.

We are managing our membership through a new online process that ACUHO-I is managing for us as a part of our central office agreement.  Thus, you may renew or establish your membership now at http://apps.acuho-i.org/wacuho/WACUHOMembership/

Membership fees are based on the number of occupied spaces you have (or expect to have) for Fall 2017:

0-1000 beds- $100
1001-2000 beds- $200
2001-4000 beds- $370
4001-6000 beds- $550
6001-8000 beds- $750
8001 beds and up- $900

If you encounter difficulties, please contact Jenna Hazelton at 619-594-8717 or treasurer@wacuho.org

Thanks!
Jenna