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Strategic Plan for Campus Recreation

Context For Planning

Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Services (DSS) enhances and engages the university community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success through the following program areas: Fitness and Wellness, Club & Intramural Sports, Group Exercise, and Outdoor Adventure. Campus Recreation aspires to be a leader who integrally contributes to student success through comprehensive and quality recreational services and programs that further wellbeing and community. Assessment by GVSU Campus Recreation will be a continuous process used by the department to evaluate the degree to which GVSU Campus Recreation’s programs and services contribute to the Grand Valley State University mission. Assessment by GVSU Campus Recreation will be a system of documenting and improving the effectiveness of Campus Recreation as it relates to delivering quality programs and services, as well as the learning and development of students. An ongoing process will be used to collect, review, and use information with the goal of understanding and improving our student learning. Assessment by GVSU Campus Recreation will be to evaluate whether the department is meeting departmental objectives and those within Student Services.

Mission

Enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success.

Vision

Campus Recreation aspires to be a leader who integrally contributes to student success through comprehensive and quality recreational services and programs that further wellbeing and community.

Value Statement

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

Strategic Priority Area 1: Actively engage learners at all levels.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 1.B.1

Increase Campus Recreation student employees’ knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion, resulting in 50% or more students indicating a higher level of understanding of diversity and inclusive issues at the end of the training.

Baseline

Fall 2017 Staff Training: Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center Training, Saturday August 26 Please rate your level of understanding related to diversity and inclusive issues: Pre-Training Low: 6 Medium: 35 High:18 Post-Training Low: 0 Medium: 25 High: 31 With 18 students already indicated a high level of understanding of diversity and inclusion prior to the training, 41 students indicated low or medium levels pre-training. Following the training, out of these 41 students who indicated low or medium levels of understanding, 39% reported an increased level of understanding post-training..

Progress

2018 Status
Achieved
Overall student employees reported knowledge gained related to diversity and inclusive issues following the training as well as how to create a more inclusive environment. With an attendance of 68 people, 28 students reported high level of understanding prior to the training. Out of the 36 that rated themselves low or medium, 75% indicated a higher level of understanding post-training.

2017 Status
Substantive Progress
Overall student employees reported knowledge gained related to diversity and inclusive issues following the training as well as how to create a more inclusive environment.

Outcome F: Campus Recreation will provide programs and services that create an inclusive environment for all participants and staff.

Objective 1.F.1

Campus Recreation will offer intentional inclusive recreational programming, resulting in 85% of survey respondents reporting satisfaction with our programs.

Baseline

Past Results 2015-16; Unified Sports Fall Survey (32% Response Rate, 88.89% Very Satisfied with overall GVSU Unified Sports program experience). Wheelchair Basketball Event (32.5% Response Rate, 100% enjoyed the event, and 96% reported that they learned from it.)

Progress

2019 Status
Substantial Progress
Recreation and Wellness continues to offer recreational programming that aims to be inclusive. Some of these offerings include Unified Sports, LIFT (LGBT, Inclusive, Fitness Training) Ufit, and Co-sponsoring Queerapoolooza. We are in the process of conducting a mid-year participant satisfaction survey. Unified sports satisfaction survey reports that 100% of respondents are either "very satisfied" or "extremely satisfied" with their Unified Sports experience. LIFT participation from winter semester 2019 to Fall 2019, 97 unique participants to 87. Queerapoolooza event had 52 participants, a survey was shared with participants and with a 27% response rate, 100% of participants reported that the event met their expectations.

2017 Status
Achieved
PUSH worked with 15 female identified students of color in a cohort-based small group training. Many of these students had never entered our spaces and were not physically active. 9 out of 10 survey respondents indicated that PUSH was enjoyable and met their expectations.

Outcome G: Campus Recreation will strengthen our collaborative relationships through intentional co-curricular experiences that enhance programs and services and further develop students.

Objective 1.G.1

Two collaborative training events with other university departments or organizations will be developed annually, resulting in 80% of Campus Recreation student staff scoring an 80% or better on a post training evaluation.

Baseline

Baseline to be established in 2018-2019

Progress

2019 Status
Substantive Progress
We conducted an all staff training in Aug 2019 and invited University Counseling Center in to train students on QPR. The number of surveys is unknown, but the training was mandatory for Recreation & Wellness Staff it also included Athletic and Rec Facilities. Total number of students was at least 80.

2018 Status
Substantial Progress
In Aug 2018 both Athletic and Recreation Facilities and Campus Recreation met for a mandatory student staff training. 56 Campus Recreation Students attended the training and 22 students provided post training input.

Outcome I: Campus Recreation will be a recognizable leader at GVSU for providing recreational programs and services that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Objective 1.I.1

70% of new students will participate in recreation (programs, services, or facilities)

Baseline

Percent of first year students who participate in Campus Recreation: Undergraduate Graduate Combined 2015-16 71.1% 21.0% 63.1%

Progress

2018 Status
Substantial Progress
65.% of all new first year students participated in recreation. 73.7% of first year undergraduates participated in recreation.

2017 Status
Substantial Progress
The percentage of all new students who participated in recreation is slightly increased from the previous year. 67.3% of all new students participated in recreation (programs, services, or facilities) 74.70% of all First Year Undergraduate students participated in recreation (86.10% of all FTIAC students and 50.40% of all First Year Transfers) Also, 25.70% of all First Year Graduate Students participated in recreation.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

Outcome H: Campus Recreation will create a climate of teamwork, collaboration, and service to the GVSU community that embraces change within our department.

Objective 2.H.1

100% of all new professional staff will complete Strength Quest assessment

Baseline

This is a new objective as of 2018.

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
All new hires have completed Strengths Quest and has become routine on boarding for all new staff.

2018 Status
Substantial Progress
Within one month of hiring, we had new professional staff complete the Strength Quest Assessment.

Strategic Priority Area 3: Ensure the alignment of institutional structures and functions.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 3.B.1

Campus Recreation will offer diverse and inclusive recreational opportunities, resulting in 90% of survey respondents agreeing that Campus Recreation provides programs, services, and facilities that are diverse and inclusive. This will be measured every 4 years or determined based on the NIRSA/NASPA consortium schedule.

Baseline

In 2012, Campus Recreation administered the NASPA/NIRSA Campus Recreation Impact Study. The survey was sent to a random sampling of 2000 students and 600 faculty/staff. Response rate was 31% (619 responses) for students and 50% (302 responses) for faculty/staff; for an overall response rate of 35.5%. Participants were asked the following question. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statement: Recreation offers "something for everyone". Results: 51.48% Strongly Agree; 33.22% Somewhat Agree; 8.52% Neither Agree nor Disagree; 2.25% Somewhat Disagree; 0.87% Strongly Disagree; 3.65% No basis to Judge. (84.7% agree at some level)

Progress

2017 Status
Substantive Progress
Campus Recreation continues to focus on providing diverse and inclusive programs and services.

Strategic Priority Area 4: Enhance the institution's image and reputation.

Outcome I: Campus Recreation will be a recognizable leader at GVSU for providing recreational programs and services that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Objective 4.I.1

Campus Recreation will win a NIRSA Creative Excellence Award which recognizes NIRSA Members’ outstanding accomplishments in campus recreation marketing.

Baseline

As of 2018, Campus Recreation has not won any NIRSA Creative Excellence Awards.

Progress

2019 Status
Achieved
A submission was made in Fall 2019 for the Student Digital Presentation category for "The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace (LNT): Video Series" created by Sarah Anderson, a GV Recreation & Wellness Marketing student staff. The project was awarded 3rd place in the Creative Excellence category, and will be given at the national conference in Phoenix, AZ April 2020.

2018 Status
Minimal Progress
We submitted the 2017-18 Campus Recreation Annual Report and the Unplugged Campaign for the NIRSA Creative Excellence Awards, and were not awarded any for 2018-2019.

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