September 27, 2012
Future of Torero Days
In an effort to further enhance our first year student experience, we are pleased to announce a shift in our new student orientation program. The new student orientation program, Torero Days, a four day program prior to the start of classes, will likely continue in some form, but the major shift is to align the program goals in orientation with the first year experience structure. New student orientation will be aligned with the work of the Retention Steering Committee (expanded membership for orientation) and co-led by Dr. Jim Gump, Associate Dean -- CAS, Dr. Jonathan Bowman, future Associate Dean —CAS, and Merrick Marino, Assistant Dean for the Center for Student Success. The Retention Steering Committee receives direction and approval from the Strategic Oversight Council on Retention (SOCOR), which is composed of Dr. Julie Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Provost; Dr. Mary Boyd, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Carmen Vazquez, Vice President, Student Affairs.
Sexual Assault Hearing Board Training
On Friday, October 5th from 12-3pm in Hahn UC 104, the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students is holding a sexual assault hearing board training. Brett Sokolow from the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management will be leading the training. This is a great professional development opportunity for any Student Affairs staff member and is required for hearing board members who adjudicate allegations of the university's sexual assault policy. There are a few spots open so if you are interested in attending, please contact Sean Horrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided.
CHR@USD Recognition Request
The Community of Human Resources (CHR@USD) is soliciting nominations for their semesterly recognition award! The award recipients receive a cash prize and lunch at La Gran Terraza with their nominator. To nominate, please visit sandiego.edu/chr/recognition/.
Shout out to Alejandro for sending out last week's newsletter while I was out! -Kenny
Shout out to the Student Health Center team for the successful grand opening of the new Student Health Center and for expanding on services! -Carmen
Show out to the Employee Development and Fun Committee for an excellent, timely and fun breakfast and professional development meeting. -Carmen
Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout Out for the next Student Affairs Newsletter to Liberty at email@example.com.
Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng by Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
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Romero Immersion Information Session
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