April Meeting Summary

April 30th, 2013

Staff and faculty who have had the opportunity to take students on service-related trips presented on the influence of these trips in helping students gain knowledge and develop skills related to community building. Paul Mintner from the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership spoke about an Alternative Spring Break trip to Memphis, Tennessee where students learned about community issues in Memphis, completed various service projects, and reflected on their experience. Please click here for a pdf of Paul’s presentation. Stacy Narcotta-Welp from the Pomerantz Career Center presented on a spring-break service trip to Xicotepec, Mexico, a collaboration with Rotary International. Students had the opportunity to work collaboratively to complete projects and develop global leadership skills. Please click here for a pdf of Stacy’s presentation. David Gould spoke about the Reimagining Downtown project, a collaboration with Zappos founder, Tony Hsieh. This project allowed students to work together to take their creative ideas and help enhance the downtown Las Vegas, Nevada community. Please click here for a pdf of David’s presentation.

Wayne Jacobson presented an update on the Student Experience in Research Universities (SERU) survey, and Andrew Beckett presented some initial institutional findings from MAP-Works.  Please click here for a pdf of Wayne’s update. Please click here for a pdf of Andrew’s presentation.