GENERAL INFORMATION

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Student Development in the office of Student Affairs and Services is responsible for the research, development and administration of programmes and activities for students, the identification and assessment of emerging campus trends, long range and strategic planning, fostering and supporting campus leadership as it relates to student governments, campus societies and campus policy development for students. Student Development's mission is to be, "a partner in maximizing the personal, cognitive, and spiritual development of students. It provides leadership for the identification of changing student dynamics through the development and evaluation of programmes, policies and services".

Student Development works closely with students, staff and faculty and the community at large to maximize the quality of student and academic life for students. Student Development is comprised of the following speciality areas:

Campus Ministries
Centre for Career Development
Glenn Roy Blundon Centre
Higher Education Research and Assessment
Native Liaison
Orientation, Retention and Student Leadership
Wellness Education


Campus Ministries

The Campus Ministries is currently comprised of chaplains representing the Anglican/United, Salvation Army, Pentecostal and Roman Catholic denominations. Campus Ministries attempts to provide resources, guidance and support for members of the university community. The chaplaincy also seeks to bring a faith dimension to contemporary issues such as peace, justice, technology and science. The chaplains offer individual pastoral counselling as well as joint programmes including weekly workshops, discussion groups, social activities and worship opportunities. Schedules of events available from the chaplains or from the Internet at http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~campmin. Location: Campus Ministries - TSC 3036.

Centre for Career Development

Career development encompasses a broad range of programmes and services that help graduate and undergraduate students and alumni explore their career options. Through the provision of labour market information, employability skills workshops, individual consultations, and employment counselling the Centre for Career Development assists students to gain practical hands on career related experiences through graduate, summer and part-time employment.

The Centre offers workshops to maximize successful job search in the area of personal career development opportunities, resume writing, interview skills, career portfolio development and networking.

The Centre currently markets Memorial students to local, national and international employer groups and assists employers with their on-campus recruitment needs. Information sessions, career fairs, guest speakers, and a new mentoring programme are provided to assist students to ease their transition to the world of work and gain practical career experience.

Position postings for summer, part-time and graduate employment are posted throughout the year at the Centre. Students are encouraged to check the Centre postings on a regular basis. Location: Coughlan College.

Glenn Roy Blundon Centre

The Blundon Centre coordinates on-campus services for students with disabilities and those with short-term illnesses and injuries. Services and accommodations include: assistance arranging alternative accommodations for tests and exams (medical or psycho-educational documentation is required), access to adaptive technology and software, orientation of new students, in-servicing of faculty and staff regarding disability issues and special accommodations, note-taking assistance (NCR paper), provision of keys to wheelchair elevators and lifts on campus, and a liaising network between students, faculty, staff, and community groups. Copies of the Campus Physical Accessibility Guide and Partnerships to Access Learning: a resource guide for students with disabilities, faculty and service providers are available. Location: TSC 2010. For further information, contact the Blundon Centre at 737-2156; Voice or TTY or E-mail: blundon@morgan.ucs.mun.ca.

Higher Education Research and Assessment

This Unit conducts research (eg. Retention, quality of life) on the students' university experiences. In addition the unit is involved in the evaluation of programmes and services administered by the office of Student Development. For further information contact the HEAR Unit at T2006, or call 737-2664.

Native Liaison

In cooperation with the Labrador Inuit Association, native students are provided a range of services to assist with the university experience. Location: BP 1011.

Orientation, Retention and Student Leadership

Orientation and student leadership includes: Peer Orientation Assistants, First Year Seminar Series, Off-Campus Housing, Student Ambassadors, Student Success Course, Student Volunteer Bureau, Discover Memorial Tour Programme, Leaders Involved in Further Education Programme, Leadership Award Programme, and the First Year Services Programme. Location: Student Development Centre TSC 2006 or call 737-2192.

Wellness Education

Wellness education co-ordinates a broad range of health and wellness services for the campus community. Co-directed by Student Health Services and Student Development, wellness education's main programmes include the peer health educators and the Student Wellness Committee. The wellness educator works in collaboration with various campus and community organizations to help facilitate wellness promotion at Memorial.

For further information about this student service, contact Wellness Education, T-2006, Student Development Centre, 737-2659 or find on the web at www.ucs.mun.ca/~wellness/ index.html


Last modified on February 1, 1999 by MaryJane Puxley

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