How well does your university look out for its students?
Every member of your college’s existing and future communities should know that a college exists to serve its students: your institution or university’s Vision, mission, and values. Statements should reflect this objective and be widely acknowledged and embraced by all.
Many elements need to be addressed and kept track of if a college is to consistently progress toward the Vision (create students who will flourish in the outside world). These are a few of them:
- The college should correctly reflect its basic principles in its Vision, mission, and value statements. Then, all crucial choices and moves related to the college should be made using these statements as a guide.
- The Vision, mission, and values of the college should be supported entirely by college leaders, faculty, staff, and all other employees.
- The Vision, Mission, and Value Statements of the colleges in Sacramento should be directly related to the College’s Reward Systems. All college administrators, faculty, staff, and employees should be held responsible for their actions, rewarded, and recognized for their contributions to realizing and advancing the college’s mission. In addition, it is essential to continually acknowledge and reward performance, innovation, and changes that bring the college closer to its Vision.
- There are several ways alums can assist their school and its Vision. Not all grads are financially capable. However, all alumni can support current students by hiring them or helping them find jobs. They can also coach, mentor, guide, tutor, and inspire them.
- Institution trustees should support the college’s mission, values, and vision statements by taking positions and behaving in ways that help the college realize its Vision. They must be heard, active, and visible to accomplish this effectively.
- Performance Evaluation The effectiveness of each employee’s performance to the demands of their jobs and the college’s Vision, mission, and values should be assessed using tools. Each person must be held responsible for their contributions to the Vision.
- College administrators should
- Show that you have the courage, desire, ability, and tenacity to realize your Vision.
- Provide an example that others can imitate.
- Deal with any staff behavior immediately that discourages, punishes, or prevents other students from embracing the Vision.
- Create, support, and direct traditions and events that uphold the college’s Vision, mission, and values.
- Professors should only be given tenure if their work consistently aligns with the college’s Vision, mission, and values and act in the institution’s and students’ best interests.
Nine. All employment candidates’ requirements (from top to bottom) must detail their performance history and dedication to the values outlined in the college’s Vision, Mission, and Value Statements. College administrators will look for professors, instructors, and adjuncts who genuinely care about their student’s academic performance and take pride in their capacity to impart knowledge to learners in various engaging, cutting-edge, motivational, and efficient methods.
Union contracts must be carefully negotiated to ensure that they don’t contain clauses that restrict or infringe on the college’s Vision, mission, or values. College leaders shouldn’t consent to anything that hinders the institution’s ability to pursue and realize its Vision, mission, and values or impairs its capacity to graduate the most significant number of students capable of thriving in the real world. It should be anticipated that all student organizations—including sororities, fraternities, clubs, teams, and groups—respect, support, and contribute to the college’s Vision, mission, and values.
Operating Procedures and Processes are guidelines, declarations, and techniques that all college community members can use to efficiently work toward the college’s Vision, mission, and values.
The personal priorities and goals of college leaders, professors, instructors, adjuncts, staff members, employees, and students should be addressed, prevented, stopped, or discouraged and not rewarded or encouraged if they conflict with or interfere with the college’s Vision, mission, or values.
Results That Provide Support The Vision should be honored and widely known to identify, honor, and reward actions that bring the college closer to the Vision.
Sufficient and appropriate resources should be available to actively allow the college community to achieve the Vision. College leaders who want to give their students a better future must address the above mentioned issues. In actuality, universities that ignore these aspects deal with only a few of them or decide to keep things as they are doomed to experience a very different future. Future trends include institutional stagnation over time, a decline in quality across the board, and ignored and underserved kids.
It’s challenging to make changes and improvements, especially at the top of a business. However, the most courageous and tenacious leaders can only overcome the screams of injustice, anger, and anticipated and unanticipated challenges. As a result, every college community needs to ask this crucial question: “What can you do to help your college better serve its students?”