34 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses student study needs met by UProctor spaces and services and other facility enhancements such as lactation rooms and gender neutral restrooms. Highlighting rare and special collections Initiative 1: Whole-Person Education. Graduates have a reputation for strong technical skills and initiative, but, increasingly, other skills are needed for success in the twenty-first century workplace, including cognitive skills, such as problem solving and creativity interpersonal skills, such as communications and leadership and intrapersonal skills, such as adaptability and discipline. The commission found that virtually all employers consider these skills to be a distinguishing characteristic for long-term success. Employers look to leading colleges and universities to provide graduates who have not only deep disciplinary knowledge but also these additional skills. This initiative consists of four interrelated projects that address important aspects of delivering whole-person education to learners: Experiential learning that embeds the learning experience in authentic, relevant contexts. Globalization at home to develop a culture in which critical thinking and collaboration can be taught in the context of a multicultural world. Professional development of graduate students that fuses whole-person education with the more research-oriented training typical of graduate education. A new whole-person curriculum that emphasizes interpersonal and intrapersonal dimensions of education in addition to cognitive dimensions. Institutional initiative: Developing a High Quality Environment for Students. The library’s Student Engagement Committee creates and delivers programming to support student mental health and wellness. Institutional priority: Promote and enhance student access, retention, and success. Expose all undergraduates to meaningful research experiences and global perspectives. Library goal: Continue to provide dedicated services to students in the Educational Opportunity Program. Institutional goal: Student success. Enhance the student experience. Lifelong learning (and other Jesuit values) underpin almost all of our programming at the library. Many are tied into the strategic goal of student success. We work to foster engagement and to care about the whole student. Not always aligned, but sometimes. One of our institutional strategies is transforming education. This includes a wide variety of things, but outreach and engagement squarely fits within this goal. One of the goals in the institution’s strategic plan is to “lead as a model public institution, fostering discourse, knowledge exchange, and engagement. One of the university’s goals, expressed in its “10 X 20” document, it to “Build undergraduate experience so it stands among the top ten in the nation.” This covers both curricular and non-curricular activities, so the outreach we do supports the non-curricular side. Ongoing outreach and collaborations with university’s office for multicultural students to create library book exhibits align with strategic priority of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Our campus has an athletics success initiative and the libraries contribute to this by providing outreach to student-athletes and support staff about the unique library services that we have created for them. We offer office hours, on-demand consultations, and in-office consultations, with the outreach about these services directed to the student-athletes, as well as their advisors and any instructors who teach significant numbers of athletes.
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