Greetings from Campus Recreation.
A popular teaching in architecture from the late 19th century was “form follows function.” Frank Lloyd Wright changed that to “form and function are one” as he developed his architecture for those to enjoy from top to bottom as a continuous experience.
I like to think Campus Recreation has followed Wright’s idea as time, technology, tastes, and economics change. Campus Recreation has followed a long-time philosophy that change is guided by the past, influenced by the shift in our users, and affected by the current environment. It is our plan to adapt and function without losing our original intent.
This past year Campus Recreation took a prescriptive interpretation of our ”form” and performed a SWOT analysis (strength, weakness, opportunities and threats) with our numerous stakeholders (departments, units, community members, student organizations, members and our own internal staff).
Some of the questions we wanted to examine through the SWOT exercise were:
- What is critical to our success?
- Are we flexible and adaptable?
- What are the goals of our various users and how do they match with our goals?
Next, we prioritized the information received to develop a new strategic plan complete with goals, definitions, initiatives, and metrics.
Goals for 2015
- Sustainability – Focus sustainability efforts on facilities, financial resources, risk management, professional development programs and education
- Diversity – Provide a safe and enjoyable experience for students and campus customers independent of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender, identity, abilities, status and religious affiliation
- Student Development – Campus Recreation will provide leadership opportunities and pre-professional experiences for student employees and participants
- Health and Life Balance – To enhance the health and wellness of the Campus Recreation community through program development and available resources that support, facilitate and educate on components of lifelong healthy living
- Assessment – Campus Recreation will embrace a culture of assessment in all aspects of its operation
This report provides a look at a few of the ways that Campus Recreation supports our many stakeholders while continuing to define our form and our function. I hope you enjoy it.
- Robyn M. Deterding
Vision: There is a place for everyone at Campus Recreation.
Mission: Campus Recreation provides a welcoming environment with sustainable facilities and programs that inspire the University community to engage in recreation and wellness opportunities.
Values: Innovation; Collaboration; Leadership; Student Experience; Inclusiveness
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Graduate Assistants for 2014-2016