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Professional and Academic Health HCN Sub-Committee

Mission:

To support a community of thriving faculty, staff, and student Gauchos who are engaged in their professions, careers, and academics. We will do this by utilizing and reinvigorating existing resources and programming ideas, and creating new ones where needed.

Projects:

Draft Goals:

*Please note that these goals were drafted by the Emotional and Psychological Health Sub-committee of the Healthy Campus Network and are still in the vetting process.  If you would like to give feedback on these goals, please email the Sub-committee Chair, Erica Losada

Short-term Goals:

  • Develop co-curricular transcripts.
  • Launch an I heart UCSB campaign.
  • Promote policies already in place to support staff and faculty to pursue opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Launch the OrgSync program for staff and faculty.

Mid Term Goals:

  • Offer low cost professional development events.
  • Information about personal and professional growth opportunities is available and accessible to all staff.
  • All new employees are aware of Gaucho mentor Connection and encouraged to participate by their third year of service.
  • Expand bilingual professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Increase attendance in class and campus programs such as FSSP, TSSP, and STEP.
  • All staff are informed about career tracks and what it can mean to them.
  • Create more robust FAQs and make it clearer who should be contacted under what circumstances for staff concerns.
  • Increase professional development fund pools.

Long-term Goals:

  • All students utilize career services.
  • Develop shared identity through new employee orientation.
  • Promote staff participation in extracurricular groups.
  • Increase employee engagement level to 45%.

Visionary Goals:

  • Increase employee engagement level to 73%
  • Expand orientation programs for transfer students.
  • All graduates have participated in an experiential learning opportunity.
  • Expand career counseling opportunities for staff and faculty.

Members:

  • Erica Losada, Financial and Operational Manager for Academic Affairs, Executive Vice Chancellor's Office, Staff Assembly (Chair)
  • Caroline Adams, Campus Ombuds, Office of the Ombuds
  • Danielle Quinones-Ortega, Associate Director, Office of Student Life
  • Maya Salmon, Career Counselor, Career services