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Evangel University. Adam Crawford, Robin Hamilton, Keri Cerda, Rainer Gall, Sarah Nyquist, & Erin Sullivan. R elationship to Student Affairs Profession Campus Wide events Student Involvement Leadership Historical Origins of Student Activities Student Unions Astin's Theory of Involvement

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evangel university

Evangel University

Adam Crawford, Robin Hamilton, Keri Cerda, Rainer Gall, Sarah Nyquist, & Erin Sullivan

student activities
Relationship to Student Affairs Profession
    • Campus Wide events
    • Student Involvement
    • Leadership
  • Historical Origins of Student Activities
    • Student Unions
    • Astin's Theory of Involvement
    • Co-curricular involvement and development
Student Activities
student activities @ eu
Historical Origins of Student Activities at Evangel
    • Around 1960s
    • Director within the last five years
    • "Boldly Christian, Unquestionably Academic"
    • Current director, Christy Rowden, has been there about a year
    • Undergoing restructuring for the upcoming merger
Student Activities @ EU
student activities @ eu1
Organizational Chart

Board of Governors


VP of Student Development

Director of Community Life

Administrative Assistant

Student Activities Director

Activities Board

Student Activities @ EU

EU Launch Leaders

student activities @ eu2
  • Campus wide events
  • Activities Board
  • EU Launch
  • Financial aspects
    • Funded by VPSD & Student Fees
    • Christy recommends knowing how to work with a budget
Student Activities @ EU
student activities @ eu3
Mission, vision, purpose or goal statements
    • Mission Statement: To provide opportunities for Assemblies of God individuals to develop both academically and intellectually in an accredited Christian liberal arts educational program and to inspire them within a Pentecostal environment to develop spiritually, emotionally, and culturally in order to use their chosen careers to serve both God and humankind (Mission, 2012).
    • Theme: Christ is Lord
Student Activities @ EU
analysis of student activities
  • No guide or handbook
  • Letting students fail
  • Relinquishing control
  • No other professionals
  • Stakeholder balance
  • Limited diversity
Analysis of Student Activities
analysis of student activities1
  • Delegation
  • Utilizing student ideas and creativity
  • High event attendance and participation
  • Open door policy
  • Feedback from various campus offices
Analysis of Student Activities
analysis of student activities2
Intertwining mission, purpose statements or goal statements
    • opportunities for students to utilize their spiritual passion in order to develop a meaningful, Christ-centered life
    • fun, interactive events for all of campus
  • Assessment activities
    • Informal feedback from offices and students
    • Formal feedback through student surveys
Analysis of Student Activities
analysis of student activities3
Student Activities accessible to students
    • Numerous opportunities
    • Open door policy
  • Address diverse and non-traditional populations
    • Lack of diversity
    • Limited by affiliation with the Assemblies of God
    • Working on improvement
    • Separate position that works with non-traditional student involvement
Analysis of Student Activities
strategic direction @ eu
Issues in student affairs and higher education impact Student Activities offices
    • Retention rates
      • Higher in religiously affiliated schools
      • Still only in 60s & 70s
    • Astin's theory
      • More involvement, more motivation to stay
Strategic Direction @ EU
recommendations for eu
Recommendations to enhance learning for Students:
    • Diversity Initiatives
      • Hire Diversity Resource Director
      • Recruit a diverse population of students
      • Multicultural Resource Center on campus
Recommendations for EU
recommendations for eu1
Recommendations to enhance learning for Students:
    • Defining responsibilities and successes
      • For Student Activities Director--Christy Rowden
        • Improve management role
      • For Student Board
        • Include feedback
Recommendations for EU
recommendations for eu2
Recommendations to enhance learning for Students:
    • Self-Authorship & Learning Partnership Model
      • Baxter Magolda's Theory
        • Hands off with students to encourage reflection and independent thinking
        • Professionals practice reflection
Recommendations for EU
recommendations for eu3
Recommendations to enhance learning for Students:
    • Mentoring Communities
      • Sharon Daloz Parks Faith Development Theory
        • Use students Faith to help grow student's development in other ways
        • Past Student Activities Board members as mentors to current Board members
Recommendations for EU
recommendations for eu4
Recommendations to enhance learning for Students:
    • Student Activities Consolidation Committee
      • Students and Administrators from Evangel, Central Bible College, and the Assembly of God Theological Seminary
            • Develop student activities for all students throughout the consolidation process
Recommendations for EU
recommendations for eu5
Recommendations to enhance learning for Students:
    • Increased Attention Toward Nontraditional Students
      • Due to the consolidation of Universities
        • Student Activities Board gear programs towards new demographic of students
Recommendations for EU
current trends @ eu
Trends in Student Affairs:
      • Attend professional conferences
      • Stay current in other areas of Student Affairs
  • Trends in Student Activities Offices:
    • First and Second year experiences
      • EU has improved the E-Launch Orientation Program
    • Multicultural Affairs
      • EU needs to increase awareness in this area
Current Trends @ EU
relations to student learning imperatives
Students getting the most out of his or her education
  • Increasing EU's Inclusive environment
  • Adding additional professional staff to Student Activities Office
  • Incorporating EU's mission statement to Student Activities Office's mission statement
  • Integrating mentoring communities to the spiritual development of the student
Relations to Student Learning Imperatives
Student Activities Office at Evangel University commendable:
    • Engaging, accessible, and welcoming atmosphere for students on campus
    • Balancing stakeholders and students wishes
  • Recommendations for improvement:
    • Diversity Initiatives
    • Preparation for institutional consolodation
    • Encouraging development of self-authorship
    • Mentoring communities on campus
references part 1
About Evangel (2012). Evangel University. Retrieved from: http://www.evangel.edu/about/about-evangel/

ACPA. (1996). The student learning imperative: Implications for student affairs. Retrieved from: http://www.myacpa.org/sli_delete/sli.htm.

ACT. (2010). 2010 retention/completion summary tables. Retrieved from:

http://www.act.org/ research/policymakers/pdf/10retain_trends.pdf

ActivitiesBoard at Evangel. (2012, November 27). Unite night [facebook promotion]. Retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/activitiesboard.evangel#!/activitiesboard.evangel

ACUI. (2012). Role of the college union. Retrieved from:

http://www.acui.org/content.aspx? menu_id=30&id=296

Albright, R. L., Barr, M. J., Golseth, A. E., Kuh, G. D., Lyons, J. W., Rhatigan, J. J., & Sandeen, A. (1987). A perspective on student affairs: a statement issued on the fiftieth anniversary of the Student Personnel Point of View. Retrieved from:

http:// www.naspa.org/pubs/files/StudAff_1987.pdf

References Part 1
references part 2
Altbach, P. G., & Knight, J. (2007). The internationalization of higher education: motivations and realities. Journal of Studies in International Education, 11(3/4). Retrieved from: http://ceps.pef.uni-lj.si/dejavnosti/sp/2011-06-02/Internac.%20HE%20- %20motivations%20and%20realities%20Altback,%20Knight%2007.pdf

Astin, A. W. (1999). Student involvement: A developmental theory for higher education. Journal of College Student Development, 40 (5), 518-529.

Burks, S. A., & Barrett, T. G. (2009). Student characteristics and activity choices of college freshmen and their intent to persist in religiously affiliated institutions. Christian Higher Education, 8, 351–392. doi: 10.1080/15363750902917276

Campus life (2012). Evangel University. Retrieved from:

http://www.evangel.edu/campus/ campus-life/

Chickering, A. W., & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. Washington Center News. Retrieved from:

http://wwwtemp.lonestar.edu/ multimedia/SevenPrinciples.pdf

References Part 2
references part 3
Evans, N. J., Forney, D. S., Guido, F. M., Patton, L. D., & Renn, K. A. (2010). Student development theory: Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed). San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.

Degree Programs. (2012). Retrieved from: www.agts.edu/academics/programs/index.html.

Mission (2012). Evangel University. Retrieved from: http://www.evangel.edu/about/mission/

Owlia, M. S. & Aspinwall, E. M. (1997) TQM in higher education - a review. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 14(5). Retrieved from:http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=840304&show=abstract

Paredes-Collins, K. & Collins, C. S. (2011). The intersection of race and spirituality: Underrepresented students’ spiritual development at predominantly white evangelical colleges. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 20, 73-100. doi:10.1080/10656219.2011.557586

References Part 3