Campus Directors and Department Heads:
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I Requirements of Administrators who will participate in Messina
1. Have, in most cases, two years of experience working at Loyola before the Messina academic year begins.
2. Have the ability to attend two enrichment hours each week (planned in collaboration with faculty and Messina Evergreen).
3. Attend 2-3, theme wide events each semester (including occasionally on evenings and weekends and as planned in collaboration with other faculty, administrators and Messina Office).
4. Participate for at least two years (through the end of the 2014-2015 academic year). Additional years may be negotiated in consultation with supervisors, office directors and the Messina Co-Directors.
5. Possess a willingness to work as part of a collaborative working group of faculty, administrators and student leaders.
II Expectations during the 2013-2014 Academic Year (Preparation Year)
2. Collaborate with members of a working group to plan at least 15 enrichment hours each semester of the 2014-2015 academic year for each seminar course the working group is affiliated with (either 1 or 2 seminar classes each semester).
III Expectations during the 2014-2015 Academic Year
Note: The majority of administrators that participate in Messina will work with two faculty members and two Messina Evergreens to plan enrichment activities in and out the classroom for two seminar sections consisting of 15-17 students each semester. Some administrators will be asked to collaborate with two faculty members and one Messina Evergreen to plan enrichment activities inside and outside of the classroom for one seminar group consisting of 15-17 students over the course of two semesters.
1. Participate in a professional learning community of faculty, administrators and student peer leaders participating in Messina.
a. Prior to Fall Semester
· Spring gathering to meet working group members and discuss the program goals and outcomes
· Working group meeting(s) in spring to craft syllabi and enrichment hours
· Spring/Summer Cluster gathering to discuss theme content and common event for the semester
· Participate in aspects of New Student Orientation relevant to Messina (Note: This does not mean everyone is expected to be at every orientation.)
· Attend a planning meeting immediately before the semester begins to review syllabi and coordinate first week and/or orientation interactions
· Attend fall orientation events coordinated in conjunction with the Office of Student Engagement, Messina and seminar classes
b. During Fall and Spring Semesters:
· Meet with working group and Messina Program Coordinator to discuss progress of the individual students, classes, and cluster (At least 3 such working group meetings during the academic year – Fall, Pre-Spring, and year-end are expected.)
· Ongoing planning as need arises
2. Collaborate on the Planning and Implementation of Enrichment Hours
a. Discuss connections of courses and co-curricular activities to overarching theme of the cluster.
b. Integrate enrichment hours into course syllabi (enrichment hours should include at least one Baltimore excursion and one theme-related activity each semester).
c. Attend and assist in the facilitation of about 15 enrichment hours per semester for each seminar class.
3. Participate in the life and the events of the Messina Themed Community
a. Attend the common cluster event (one planned per semester).
b. Be available to assist with at least one additional cluster activity each semester (in conjunction with cluster coordinator and Messina residential staff).
c. Develop ongoing relationships with 15-34 students outside of the classroom.
4. Infuse first-year student transition and development issues into the design and implementation of enrichment hours and co-curricular activities.
5. Discuss student conduct issues (when they arise) with students connected to enrichment hours and assist in student’s reflection process.
6. Empower participants (faculty, administrators and students) to notice and address student concerns and refer to appropriate resources when necessary.
IV Estimated Time Commitments
1. For the 2013-2014 academic year, it is estimated that training and preparation will take approximately 3-5 hours each month.
2. For the 2014-2015 year, it is expected that attending meetings on a regular basis, developing content for enrichment hours and co-curricular activities for 1 or 2 sections of students, mentoring individual students, attending/facilitating enrichment hours for 1-2 sections of students, reviewing student e-portfolios and maintaining involvement in the life of the cluster will take 3-6 hours per week.
1. For the 2013-2014 academic year, it is estimated that training sessions and preparation will take approximately 3-5 hours each month. Since it is expected that these hours will come from the work day, there will be no additional compensation.
2. For the 2014-2015 year, it is expected that people will spend 3-6 hours per week on Messina related activities. We anticipate that at least 2-3 of those weekly hours will take place during between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm.
a) For administrators connected to 1 section of 15-17 students, we estimate 2-4 hours per week of involvement. Administrators connected to one section will receive a stipend of $1700 for one full academic year of participation.
b) For administrators connected to 2 sections of 15-17 students, we estimate 4-6 hours per week of involvement. Administrators connected to two sections will receive a stipend of $3400 for one full academic year of participation.