ANNUAL REVIEW DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
A MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT It is my pleasure to share the following summary of the work of the Division of Student Affairs during the past year. The departments in our division have worked COLLABORATIVELY to support and ENHANCE the educational experience and personal DEVELOPMENT of our students. This review spotlights several successful INITIATIVES and ACCOMPLISHMENTS such as the grand opening of the Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement (CSLCE) which houses our campus food pantry and ENGAGES students in SERVICE and volunteer activities here and abroad.
SHERRYL A. BYRD, ED.D. VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS Austin Peay State University
Providing a permanent home for the CSLCE as well as implementation of other INNOVATIVE programs and services, from the Peer Educators Program which EDUCATES students to facilitate conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault to the Adaptive Recreation program which delivers recreation and sports OPPORTUNITIES for students with disabilities, are just a few examples of our FOCUS on student engagement and success. The LEADERSHIP displayed by our staff and our division-wide COMMITMENT to TRANSFORMING the lives of our students is highlighted in the pages that follow.
Morgan University Center, Suite 206 Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
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» SPOTLIGHT: CENTER FOR SERVICE-LEARNING & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
» Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
» Adult & Nontraditional Student Center
» SPOTLIGHT: AUSTIN PEAY PEER EDUCATORS
» Military Student Center and VetSuccess
» SPOTLIGHT: ADAPTIVE RECREATION
» University Recreation
» Housing, Residence Life & Dining Services
» Career Services
» Counseling and Health Services
» Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
» Student Life & Engagement
» Child Learning Center, Office of Disability Services
» Office of Student Affairs
» Hispanic Cultural Center, Student Publications
» SPOTLIGHT: THE ALL STATE
» Gifts, Donations and Grants
“I am very thankful to the Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement for giving me direction on how to serve the community and for actually providing me with a platform to be out in the community and be a part of it.”
From left to right: Alisa White, APSU president; Alexandra Wills, director of CSLCE; and Sherryl Byrd, vice president for Student Affairs.
GRAND OPENING: CENTER FOR SERVICE-LEARNING & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT On a warm day in August 2015, the official grand opening for the new Center for Service–Learning & Community Engagement kicked off expanded support for the community at APSU. The event included an open house, spotlights on programs, garden and chicken tours, and a tree planting to celebrate the milestone. A year of renovations to the space at 322 Home Ave. concluded in the spring of 2015, and the building now features office space, the campus food pantry, conference room, vegetable
gardens and chicken coops. The completed renovations breathed new life into a property that has been on the fringe of campus for 50 years as a fraternity house. Program focus for the Center comes from a growing momentum on campus to engage students within communities to connect their education in a handson setting while supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for others. Service–learning courses are a growing trend and combine an academic course with 15 hours of service
connected to course content. Alternative break trips offer students the opportunity to travel domestically and internationally while volunteering. Our campus food pantry, with a focus on healthy food options and dietary education, is staffed by volunteer students and has consistently grown on campus for the past five years. The new location increased space for the food by 150%. Chickens now provide fresh eggs available to students utilizing the pantry as well.
NAVDEEP SAINI Student volunteer and 2015 recipient of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award
ABOUT THE HAROLD LOVE AWARD This award was named for a late member of the Tennessee General Assembly, and recognizes five students and five faculty/staff for their public service work. SAINI received a $1,000 cash prize, which he planned to donate to the APSU programs he served.
AMERICORPS VISTA IMPACT
1,514 Hours of volunteer work
194 Volunteers recruited by VISTAS
SPOTLIGHT: CSLCE IMPACT » SERVICE-LEARNING SUPPORTED 7 courses with 8 faculty, 171 students enrolled, completing 967 hours of volunteer service » 5,535 FOOD ITEMS from S.O.S. food pantry distributed to 198 people (students & family members), 52 student volunteers worked in the food pantry. Operating hours increased from 14 to 28 weekly, and usage almost doubled in new location over previous fall. » 885 EGGS were produced by 11 hens; 147 S.O.S. Food Pantry users received halfdozen egg cartons » IN COLLABORATION with AmeriCorps VISTA, the Center placed three VISTA members into community agencies to assist these organizations with longterm goals and capacity building, including Veterans Treatment Court, CMCSS Education Foundation and the S.O.S. Food Pantry/ Victory Garden. The focus is on agencies working with veteran assistance and hunger insecurity. » ENGAGE provides an opportunity for members to become student leaders through volunteer
APSU students participate in a Alternative Break Trip to Guatemala. opportunities. Student participants live on campus in the residence halls and meet regularly as a group for community building activities such as family-style dinners and service projects. » 10 ALTERNATIVE BREAK TRIPS offered, 73 student participants, 7 states and 2 countries served 2,057 hours of volunteer work » CSLCE PARTNERED with Public Safety to benefit from “Food for Fines” program, which provides food donations in lieu of citations
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ANNUAL REVIEW WILBUR N. DANIEL AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER
» 66% OF CENTER program attendees surveyed reported they engaged in intellectual conversation when participating with the Center — up from 52% the previous year » 67% OF ATTENDEES SURVEYED reported they are more knowledgeable of African American culture after participating with the Center — up from 42% from the previous year
» PROGRAM ATTENDANCE increased 53% from spring of 2015 to spring 2016 from 908 to 1,707 » 54 AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATED in the Center graduation recognition ceremonies and 216 family members
“The Achievers and Scholars program has propelled me to have high expectations for myself while in undergrad and post graduation.”
» CENTER RECEIVED financial contributions to purchase Kente stoles presented to the graduating student program participants
ELIJAH ANNOR Scholar participant
» $2,716 RAISED with Homecoming Scholarship Red Tie Mixer collaborative with APSU AfricanAmerican Alumni Chapter; proceeds from silent auction with items donated by individuals, APSU departments and businesses equally benefited African American Alumni Scholarship and Marvin Posey Scholarship » 705 STUDENTS SURVEYED responded that the WNDAACC technology equipment loan program helped them to be extremely successful with their course work » 70% OF STUDENTS SURVEYED responded that using WNDAACC technology equipment extremely alleviated financial burden for them
WNDAACC ACHIEVERS AND SCHOLARS INITIATIVE The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center Achievers and Scholars African American Male Initiative completed year three in 2015-16 and added Cohort 3, comprised of 22 students. Students were engaged in targeted programs and community service while being mentored by a faculty or staff member. Participants also attended the Annual Black Issues Conference held in Knoxville, while Cohorts 1 and 2 attended the Annual Black Male Summit in Akron, Ohio. Students successfully completing all program requirements received a book voucher to be used the following semester. Students participating in the Achievers and Scholars program were retained at a higher percentage from fall to spring semesters as well as fall to fall compared to males not mentored. Achievers and Scholars received a $20,000 Student Engagement, Retention and Success grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents to support the initiative.
2015-16 ADULT LEARNER GRANT PROJECT “Adult Reconnect: Be a Gov”
ADULT & NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT CENTER » “POSTTRADITIONAL EMPOWERMENT” (PTEC) LUNCHEON hosted 40 students prior to start of fall classes, and 28 students, faculty and student peer leaders in November as part of “Adult Reconnect” Initiative » MORE THAN 500 INCREASE in number of student visits to center from spring 2015 » THE CENTER is near maximum capacity each day » PARTNERED WITH ACADEMIC AFFAIRS for Govs Trail to Success initiative, which was rebranded Wisdom Walk
» TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME — initiative to bring nontraditional students out to Gov’s athletic events Served 34 students and 59 partners and children for three events » 1,965 VISITORS to the Center in spring, 2,631 for fall, for an average daily visit of 26 students, up by almost 400 » 15 DIFFERENT PROGRAMS were offered over the course of the spring semester, with 25 opportunities to attend » 439 STUDENTS ATTENDED programs during the spring semester
A $50,000 grant was awarded from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission with joint programs/ oversight by the Adult & Nontraditional Student Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning. Project provides peermentoring and social and academic programming for newly admitted fulltime adult learners. 93 students registered for 10 small groups facilitated by an adult peer leader.
“Being a part of the Austin Peay Peer Educators has made a huge impact on my time as an undergraduate student. It has given me the chance to truly make a difference in the lives of many Austin Peay students by bringing up the tough discussion regarding domestic violence and sexual assault prevention.”
KAITLIN ROE Austin Peay Peer Educator
AUSTIN PEAY PEER EDUCATORS: ADDRESSING SEXUAL ASSAULT
Ranking for model in the state
» PEER EDUCATOR TYLER RAGLAND presented on the peer education program at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Annual Conference in Indianapolis, the first APSU student to present at this conference.
Number of Peer Educators
» PURPOSE is to engage the entire campus community on active and passive programs that will elevate the conversation around domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. » SUPPORTED PROGRAMS such as screening and discussion on The Hunting Ground, Clothesline Project – domestic violence awareness, Take Back the Night, grand opening of the Sexual Assault Center in Clarksville, and many forums and conversations related to domestic violence and sexual assault prevention.
The Austin Peay Peer Educators (APPE) program involved 30 student educators attending an intensive series of seven trainings in order to facilitate conversations with peers, faculty and staff. Training was provided by Tennessee Board of Regents and the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville.
MILITARY STUDENT CENTER
GREEN ZONE INITIATIVE
Among other initiatives, the Center coordinates the Texts for Vets program, which was created to assist APSU students overcome the financial burden of purchasing textbooks. This year the Center loaned 176 textbooks in fall and 170 in spring with a total of 346 for the year.
The Military Student Center implemented Green Zone Training in the fall and received a $5,000 grant from the Aurora Foundation to continue training through the spring semester. The goal is to make TRAINING APSU a more veteranIMPACT helpful campus. A total of 174 faculty and staff Number of faculty participated in training and staff trained offered during 12 in fall with eight sessions sessions. Transitioning from military life to student life can be Number of faculty difficult for student and staff trained veterans, especially in spring with four sessions if they have recently returned home from a deployment or just completed active duty service. Unlike the structured atmosphere in the military, universities have areas that can be challenging to navigate. The Green Zone program is designed to give students a way to recognize staff and faculty who have been trained to be a resource and ally for student veterans and active duty service members.
Visits to the Center increased 11.5% from 2015 to 2016 from 4,643 to 5,249.
POINTS OF PRIDE » Raised over $16,430 in partnership with the Military Alumni Chapter for the CSM® Sidney Brown Scholarship Endowment
» Helped the Military Alumni Chapter raise over $20,206 for the original Military Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment » Conducted a school supplies drive which assisted 60 military affiliated students
VETSUCCESS ON CAMPUS » VetSuccess provides a dedicated, full-time VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor located on campus. VSOC served 530 students during the year who are active duty service members, veterans or dependents by providing services such as mentoring, academic tutoring, personal and career counseling. Assistance was also provided in accessing educational and other benefits, filing claims, assisting with employment and making referrals to other campus offices or community agencies. Working closely with the Military Student Center, Office of Disability Services and the APSU Office of Veterans Affairs, VetSuccess On Campus helps ease the transition from the military to higher education for many students. The Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and APSU was renewed for an additional four years.
“Transitioning out of the military to the classroom was scary. I felt out of place. It was the welcoming environment on campus that allowed me to succeed.”
CHRISTY ALLAN Military Student Center Graduate Assistant
From left to right: Tim Schoonover, coordinator of VSOC; Jasmin Linares, coordinator of MSC; Dr. Sherryl Byrd, vice president for Student Affairs; and Gregory Singleton, associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students.
The UREC 7th annual Polar Plunge took place on Feb. 4 and benefited the APSU S.O.S. Food Pantry. Students provided three food donations for registration.
UNIVERSITY RECREATION SPOTLIGHT: ADAPTIVE RECREATION INITIATIVE University Recreation introduced an innovative Adaptive Recreation program focused on providing accessible recreation opportunities for all students. APSU students registered with the Office of Disability Services were surveyed and results revealed: 94% see being active and engaged in fitness to be beneficial to their quality of life; 88% desire to participate in recreational activities; 69% need help creating a fitness plan for themselves; and 63% do not regularly visit the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center. As a result, the department implemented Adaptive Recreation and began to offer adaptive activities and fitness training on a regular basis. A new internship was created to focus on this initiative
and enable the student intern to apply knowledge from Health and Human Performance classes. The intern also coached 20 fitness/ wellness training sessions for a community member with paraplegia under supervision
Parks and Recreation and Catalyst Sports of Nashville provided intramural adaptive sports events and adaptive climbing events. Bi-monthly seated volleyball games featured guest instructor Alex Shaw, an Army veteran
OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL, SEATED VOLLEYBALL, GOALBALL, ADAPTIVE CLIMBING AND SWIM LESSONS from the assistant director of Recreation Services. Adaptive Recreation focused on partnerships with the community and offered Wheelchair Basketball at Kleeman Community Center, and adaptive fitness/wellness services and adaptive sports were offered regularly to the community free of charge. Partnerships with Clarksville
and Army victor games competitor. APSU men’s and women’s club volleyball teams participated in seated volleyball and now plan to incorporate it as a regular event. Other community programs supported by Adaptive Recreation included USO Veteran’s Recreation Fair, Nashville Veteran’s Affairs Recreation Therapy Program
and Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Unit, as well as adaptive aquatics night for the Buddy Ball Organization. The Adaptive Expo program, which occurred over the course of a week and included 33 participants, offered events in four recreation areas: adaptive fitness, which included personal training workout sessions; Center orientations, and blindfolded yoga; aquatics programs included SCUBA, water aerobics and swim lessons; intramurals programs included seated volleyball, goalball, and giant soccer; and Adventure Recreation and Wellness included supported climbing, wellness workshop and
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2015-16 UNIVERSITY RECREATION ENGAGE CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE s’more cook-out. During the Expo patrons were asked to participate in blindfolded yoga and climbing to experience normal activities in a different way. University Recreation implemented adaptive equipment in multiple programming areas, and Adventure Recreation added specialized assistive climbing equipment. Aquatics added low-impact
cardio equipment such as underwater treadmill, aquatics step aerobics, and fitness/wellness adjustable assessment table for those with physical/mobility constraints. A resource manual was created to modify equipment/activities. University Recreation student staff regularly participate and volunteer their time to facilitate adaptive activities at APSU as well as external adaptive events.
RECREATION AND FITNESS IMPACT
49,774 Fall facility usage
Fall operating hours
50,457 Spring facility usage
Spring operating hours
PROFILE: DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY RECREATION AND CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER David Davenport has been the Director of University Recreation at APSU since 2003. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and master’s at Old Dominion University. He is involved in many community and professional organizations. He is currently serving a three-year term on the National Board of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation as Member-at-Large. He received the Juliette Moore People of Color Distinguished Leadership Award from NIRSA. He is a member of the Clarksville Mayor’s Fitness Council and the Hopkinsville/Fort Campbell graduate chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He also serves as the campus advisor for the undergraduate chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He has been appointed by President Alisa White as APSU’s first Chief Diversity Officer, a position he holds in addition to his regular job responsibilities.
» Over 3,000 participants in Intramural Recreation and 118 teams representing eight sports, a 15% increase over previous fall
» 200% increase in teams and a 375% increase in participants in Weekend/ Special Events during fall 2015
» 778 have downloaded the URec app
» 15% increase in five active sports clubs over previous fall
» 3,226 summer and fall aquatics participants
» Contracted for FUSION — recreation management software
» 88% participant increase and 175% participations increase in Individual/Dual sports from Fall 2014
» Red Cross Water Safety Swim Lessons 238 Total Participants 63 Group Lessons 50 Private Lessons
ANNUAL REVIEW DIVISION MANAGED FACILITIES IN SQUARE FEET
646,047 RESIDENCE HALLS (10)
95,208 EMERALD HILLS
FOY FITNESS AND RECREATION CENTER
CHILD LEARNING CENTER
CENTER FOR SERVICE-LEARNING & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
2015-16 » IMPLEMENTED MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION for housing and meal plans in conjunction with several other campus offices; option was expanded for all charges after financial aid is applied
» 62% OF RESIDENT STUDENTS attended two or more housing programs
» 57% OF RESIDENT STUDENTS surveyed report their involvement in programs/events offered in their hall have increased their connection to the hall/ campus community — up 9.1% from fall 2014
» OVERALL GPA’S OF STUDENTS living on campus was higher than the nonresident GPA’s for all classification levels
» OVER 400 FLOOR, building and residential communitywide programs were offered
» AMENDED CHARTWELLS DINING CONTRACT to increase capital donation by $300,000 over the final five years of the contract » 59 FREE MEALS provided to veterans and their families through partnership with the Military Student Center and Chartwells
HOUSING, RESIDENCE LIFE & DINING SERVICES
» MAJOR REDESIGN AND RENOVATION completed of the Café serving stations plus refresh of entire facility including new furnishings
ANNUAL REVIEW CAREER SERVICES
CAREER SERVICES IMPACT
Number of students who received individual career counseling including Career Assessments, Internship/Job Searches and Career Exploration
Number of full-time jobs posted
Number of students who attended the first National Career Development Week
Number of academic internships posted
» LAUNCHED JOBS4GOVS which allows students to post resumes to be reviewed by potential employers
» 50% INCREASE in appointments and walk-in’s from students and alumni from previous fall
» 160 NEW EMPLOYERS ADDED to the Jobs4Govs database
» 112% INCREASE in resume/cover letter critiquing from fall 2014
» LAUNCHED VAULT CAREER GUIDES, an online career guide database that explains every career option, the amount of education required, best strategies for emerging into the field, median income ranges for various geographic regions as well as expected job growth in each field
» 80% INCREASE in employer recruitment emails from previous fall
» LAUNCHED GOINGLOBAL AND INTERVIEWSTREAM software to expand student access to job search resources
» REDESIGNED THE CAREER SERVICES WEBSITE to include information for special populations, additional resources for all students, updated services and mission statement page, updated employment disclaimer for students, and an employer sponsorship page
» 200% INCREASE in campus presentations — to address student survey respondents unfamiliar with office and services from previous year » PARTNERED with Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council to host a Japanese Business Protocol Seminar for APSU students, alumni and Clarksville Montgomery County community members » PARTNERED WITH FP INTERNATIONAL manufacturing to provide co-ops for Engineering Technology majors and to collaborate with faculty for Engineering Technology capstone courses |
» FOLLOWING STAFF PRESENTATIONS, students surveyed were able to: Identify at least two transferable skills that were discussed; Identify an internship as an opportunity to integrate career related experience into an undergraduate education by participating in planned, supervised work environment; Identify ways to search for internships at APSU as Google Search, Jobs4Govs, faculty referrals and Internships.com. 86% of students surveyed considered an internship a win-win situation for both the student and the employer; 95% of students surveyed were able to determine the importance of an internship.
2015-16 COUNSELING AND HEALTH SERVICES » 872 INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS conducted in fall and 773 in the spring for a total of 1,645 » IMPLEMENTED ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOLS to increase alcohol and other drug awareness and education in counseling » COUNSELING DEVELOPED a new emergency mental health protocol through a partnership with TriStar Behavioral Health Team » DIVERSIFIED GENERAL COUNSELING SERVICES by adding more groups to target high risk students » 78% OF STUDENTS surveyed reported Counseling helped them make positive personal changes » 92% OF STUDENTS surveyed reported they would seek assistance from Counseling again if needed
» CULTIVATED RELATIONSHIPS with new graduate counseling programs to increase number and quality of intern applications to supplement staffing in Student Counseling Services » ADDED PART-TIME NURSE PRACTITIONER to allow less referrals and more immediate care for patients even though visits to Health Services increased 13% over the previous fall semester » 4,496 PATIENTS served over the year in Health Services » 18% INCREASE in unique patient encounters compared to the same time period last year » 23% INCREASE IN ABILITY to see patients immediately at the time of initial presentation over the previous year
ABOUT SEND SILENCE PACKING The APSU chapter of Active Minds, along with national representatives from the “Send Silence Packing” program and APSU Counseling Services, displayed 1,100 backpacks in the University Center Plaza on April 8 to represent the number of students whose lives are lost due to suicide nationwide each year. Active Minds is the nation’s leading non-profit organization that engages students in changing the conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. APSU was one of 11 college campuses in eight states which hosted the event during the year. Photographs and personal stories of students who died by suicide were attached to many of the backpacks. Resources and signs were also on display encouraging students to connect to mental health resources on campus.
“Through leadership in my fraternity, employment as a resident assistant, and many experiences to enhance my major, Student Affairs has made my experience at APSU memorable and worthwhile.”
ARI RUIZ Kappa Alpha Order
FRATERNITY & SORORITY AFFAIRS
» GREEK VILLAGE SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE was completed with the installation of outdoor solar panel covered tables and benches » 759 GREEK MEMBERSHIP for fall semester, the largest number in the history of the institution, up 65.4% since membership in 2007 of 459 » SUPPORTED 17 GREEK MEMBERS to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) to enhance leadership development opportunities for students » 252 ATTENDED guest speaker Kim Novak risk management and harm reduction sessions
FRATERNITY & SORORITY AFFAIRS IMPACT
Raised by 20 organizations for local and national agencies
» 60 STUDENTS ATTENDED new program, in collaboration with Career Services, “It’s All Greek to Me: Improving My Personal Brand”
Service hours committed by 20 chapters
» 94% of fraternity and sorority members were retained to spring of 2015 » ALL-GREEK GPA was .26 higher than the all-student GPA for the fall 2015 semester » CO-SPONSORED Take Back the Night program with over 150 students participating in the march » BECAME AN OFFICIAL PARTNER for City of Clarksville’s River and Spires event » BEGAN COLLABORATING with the Sexual Assault Center and Coalition to End Domestic/Sexual Violence to enhance risk prevention education as well as provide training and resources to our Peer Educators » 99 STUDENTS TRAINED during risk management seminars during spring
STUDENT LIFE & ENGAGEMENT
» REDESIGNED the activities and schedule for Family Weekend resulting in a 75% increase in participants and (761 in 2014 to 1336 in 2015) registered family members » $15,000 RAISED AND DONATED to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt by APSU students, faculty and staff, along with community partners
» DEVELOPED “GovsLEAD” brand, logo and programs as well as leadership certificate
» $19,502 ALLOCATED to 26 student organizations for events and travel by Student Organization Council
» HOSTED LeaderShape Conference; 60 students selected to attend
» 300 INCREASE of students using Corq event scheduling app in the first six weeks of classes
» 134 REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS in spring, up from 126 in spring of 2015
» SUCCESSFULLY INITIATED a new Homecoming concert ticket software, “University Tickets”
STUDENT LIFE & ENGAGEMENT IMPACT
Events planned and hosted by the student-led Govs Programming Council (GPC) during the 2015-16 academic year, and were additionally involved in various other campus events
Students involved in GPC and other SLE events
Average number of student attendance per event
ANNUAL REVIEW OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES » RECONFIGURED SPACE in ODS for a dedicated testing room to allow for increased number of students and requests for test accommodations
CHILD LEARNING CENTER
» 395 TESTS ADMINISTERED in fall and 396 in spring
» MAINTAINED THE 3-STAR RATING as a Tennessee Star Quality 3 Child Care Program, the highest possible
» 19 COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS with APSU courses, programs and community agencies
» MEMBER OF THE DAY OF PLAY and served over 1,800 people on April 10, 2016
» COMPLETED first of several playground improvements designed to enhance safety
» 512 STUDENTS registered with ODS, with 122 new student intakes in fall and 70 in spring » 75% OF REGISTERED STUDENTS requested accommodations » 80 GRADUATED who were registered with ODS for the year
» 76% OF STUDENTS REGISTERED with ODS said they were very satisfied with both accommodations and services received
» 99% OF STUDENTS surveyed reported they were very satisfied/ satisfied with overall accessibility at APSU
» 88 NOTETAKERS VOLUNTEERED in fall and 79 in spring in support of registered students
» 88% OF STUDENTS surveyed reported they were very satisfied/satisfied with accommodations received
2015-16 OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS STUDENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMS AND ASSESSMENT » COLLABORATED WITH CAMPUS LABS to administer a national benchmarking survey, “Project CEO.” APSU students surveyed rated their ability to work in teams significantly higher than the national average; citing classes, cocurricular activities, and working on campus as experiences contributing to this ability. APSU students completing the study also rated themselves significantly higher than their national peers in the ability to make decisions. Students cited their experiences with cocurricular activities, such as student organizations, student publications, SGA and fraternities and sororities, academic honor and other organizations, and intercollegiate sports as the experiences contributing to this skill development. » COORDINATED 35 DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORTS through Division Assessment Committee » MEMBERSHIP INCREASED in the Austin Peay Parent/Family Association (APPA) to over 1,400
“Austin Peay will continue to prepare its students to take on the world while giving us the tools to fix it. Needless to say, I am very grateful for this university and its mission.”
WILL ROBERTS Student Government Association President
Students participate in the SGA Big Event community service project.
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT AND DEAN OF STUDENTS » INCREASE OF 16% RIDERSHIP on the Peay Pickup trolley, with 7,093 riders using the Peay Pick-up and 41,472 using CTS Bus Service » INSTALLED GPS TRACKING for the Peay PickUp in partnership with the GIS Center
» 25 SGA/MILLER EMERGENCY LOANS were provided to students during fall totaling $6,130 » 26% INCREASE OF STUDENT REFERRALS by faculty or staff during fall for challenges or needing assistance » ADDED new position, Director of Student Conduct/ Case Manager
» SEXUAL ASSAULT ONLINE TRAINING MODULE sent to 1,443 new freshmen and 637 transfer students; response was 837 (58%) and 42 (7%) respectively. APSU had highest participation rate of any TBR institution. » STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION sponsored the Big Event for a second year. The community service project included 32 partner sites and over 500 APSU students participated.
PROFILE: ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT AND DEAN OF STUDENTS Gregory Singleton came to APSU in 2007 from the University of Miami. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis and has completed additional graduate studies at Florida International University. He is Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and the university’s Deputy Title IX Officer. Greg has been honored regionally and nationally with many awards including the Dr. Kent Gardner Award presented by the Association of Fraternity Advisors and as the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Faculty Officer of the Year. He currently serves as the National Scholarship Chairman for Kappa Alpha Order as well as the Forester Province Commander. He is on the Board of the Clarksville Sexual Assault Center, the ODK National Advisory Board and is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville. He was also asked to be Austin Peay’s Commencement speaker for summer 2015.
ANNUAL REVIEW HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER
Hispanic Cultural Center spring graduation recognition ceremony participants.
» 1,423 faculty, staff and community members were engaged » 74% INCREASE in visits to the Center, from 880 in spring of 2015 to 1,196 in spring of 2016 » PARTICIPATED IN CAMPUS-WIDE EVENTS, such as AP Day, Leadership Conference, Feed My Starving Children, reaching 567 students and 629 faculty/staff and community members » 24 PROGRAMS hosted during spring » HOSTED FACULTY-LED TUTORING SESSIONS on Mondays and Wednesdays with Miguel Ruiz, coordinator of the Study Abroad program in Spain and Spanish professor in Languages and Literature
awareness of the Center and it’s resources, and by promoting an environment where students felt welcomed
increase in program attendance by faculty, staff and community members, increasing community engagement to form a direct link between our growing Latino population and campus
Total number of student visits to the Center during the spring
increase in the HCC scholarship fund, promoting financial and academic stability to a student who frequently participates with the Center, and to further encourage involvement with the Center
» CO-HOSTED the Southeast Journalism Conference on campus at APSU which included 330 student journalists and advisers from 27 colleges and universities across the southeast, along with 440 total entries for competition in 30 individual and institutional categories covering print, broadcast and advertising. The conference keynote speaker was Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute and its First Amendment Center, and a founding editor of USA Today. » THE ALL STATE student newspaper staff earned their highest cumulative GPA at 3.28 since 2011; 12 staff members maintained a 4.0
» 1,627 students engaged with the Center
23% increase in Center usage through
» 63% OF STUDENT STAFF assessed strongly agreed, and 37% agreed that being part of The All State staff is something they are proud of » 57% OF STUDENT STAFF assessed strongly agreed and 40% agreed being part of The All State has enhanced skills related to their career » INSTALLED five revenuegenerating, enclosed outdoor newspaper racks with recycling bins for The All State » DEPARTMENT HOSTED TRAINING for 30 5th-grade newspaper students, five parents and one teacher from North Stewart Elementary
The All State student staff celebrate after being ranked #1 Best College Newspaper in the South.
THE ALL STATE RANKED #1 NEWSPAPER IN THE SOUTH
“The All State helped me find my voice. For a while, I could not find a place to fit on campus. I tried organization after organization but when I first set foot in The All State newsroom, I knew that this was exactly where I needed to be.”
CELESTE MALONE Editor-in-Chief of The All State
STUDENT NEWSPAPER ALSO CELEBRATED ITS 85TH ANNIVERSARY
For the first time, The All State student newspaper was ranked #1 Best College Newspaper in the South at the Southeast Journalism Conference. The newspaper was also honored to be ranked #2 Best Public Service Journalism and #3 Best College Website. The All State staff earned eight-individual top 10 awards. They were ranked #1 advertising staff, #2 multimedia journalist, #3 arts and entertainment writer, #3 special events reporter, #4 graphic designer, #4 opinion-editorial writer, #4 WWW.APSU.EDU/STUDENT-PUBS
press photography and #5 newspaper layout designer. The department of Student Publications and Student Affairs Programs also hosted SEJC for the first time in 15 years. The All State was in competition with 35 other colleges and universities across seven states in the Southeast. More than 440 total entries were submitted in 30 individual and institutional categories covering print, broadcast and advertising. Rankings are decided by professional journalists from across the nation. Conference attendees included nearly 330 student journalists and advisers from 27 colleges and universities throughout the southeast.
Later in the year, The All State was honored with awards from the Tennessee Associated Press College Journalism Awards for Best College Media Website, Best Online Specialized or Topic Reporting and Best Sports Reporting. The All State celebrated its 85th anniversary in November 2015. Since its inception on Nov. 26, 1930, the newspaper has been the voice of the APSU community. To celebrate, past issues were displayed in the Morgan University Center for students to examine and discuss the importance of student journalism, the longevity of the newspaper and the impact it has had in documenting the University’s history.
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