Foster a thriving campus culture.
Goal Three
 
 
 
 
 

Foster a thriving campus culture.

Shaping Our FutureA thriving campus culture is instrumental in promoting the type of intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development we are after. We want to build and empower our faculty and staff so they can in turn effectively support and prepare our students for leadership and service. We acknowledge the importance of nurturing spiritual development as a foundation for further development and draw upon our faith-based tradition to do so. We are also committed to promoting greater engagement among OCU community members and with external partners because we believe these opportunities will support learning and growth. In addition, we want to do a better job of including community members’ voices in decision-making and regularly recognizing their contributions publically as ways to cultivate innovation and institutional effectiveness.

We will accomplish this goal by ensuring we achieve the following objectives, holding ourselves accountable by assessing our progress towards related performance indicators:

Objectives Performance Indicators
3.1 Promote student, faculty, and staff engagement.

3.1.1 Percentage of students who participate in at least one non-athletic co-curricular activity each semester.*

3.1.2 Percentage of faculty and staff who participate in at least one campus activity not directly related to their job each semester.*

3.1.3 Percentage of students, faculty, and staff who participate in OCU activities that engage external community partners.*

3.2 Support and recognize contributions from campus community members.

3.2.1 Percentage of students, faculty, and staff who agree or strongly agree that their input is considered in decision-making.*

3.2.2 Percentage of students, faculty, and staff who agree or strongly agree that the institution recognizes and shows appreciation for their contributions.*

3.3 Encourage the professional growth of staff members. 3.3.1 Percentage of staff who participate in internal or external professional development and/or continuing education annually.
3.4 Nurture spiritual development through vibrant campus ministry.

3.4.1 Percentage of students, faculty, and staff who participate in campus ministry (e.g., small group Bible study, chapel, missions opportunities).*

3.4.2 Percentage of students, faculty, and staff who agree or strongly agree that campus ministry impacts their spiritual development.*

3.5 Increase student satisfaction with their OCU experience. 3.5.1 Percentage of students who report they are satisfied or highly satisfied with their OCU experience.*
3.6 Improve student support services. 3.6.1 Percentage of students report they are satisfied or highly satisfied with support services provided by OCU.*
3.7 Strengthen partnerships with the Oakland City community.

3.7.1 Development of a local engagement plan based on community needs assessment.

3.7.2 Dedicate at least 7000 square feet of the physical plant for use by Oakland City community members.

3.7.3 Number of community members engaged in OCU programming (e.g., athletic events, library services, etc.).*

3.8 Foster social responsibility through local and global service.

3.8.1 Number of faculty, staff, and students engaged in service activities sponsored by OCU (e.g., Acorn Academy, Christian missions, Upward Bound, correctional ministries).*

3.8.2 Number of faculty, staff, and students participating in external service activities (e.g., service organizations, volunteering, local church ministries, parachurch ministries).*

3.8.3 Number of inmates who receive a credential (i.e., ABE/GED, certificate, degree) through correctional educational ministries.*

3.8.4 Number of OCU activities at Adult and Professional Studies sites for their surrounding community members.*

3.8.5 Number of student internships in community service organizations.*

 

* No current target. A target will be set after the first year of data has been collected and analyzed.