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About the CAC

Mission:

Enhance the development and retention of students at the University of Wyoming. More specifically, activities and programs are provided for the purpose of enriching the environment of the Wyoming Union and the University of Wyoming campus, facilitating student learning and development opportunities, and providing opportunities for students to find a connection between themselves and the university community. These specific functions address those critical factors in the retention of students and ultimately their educational success.

Purpose:

The purpose of the CAC is to promote student leadership, growth, and development. The CAC serves as an important source of information for programming and involvement on campus.

Values:

The “Values of Campus Activities” is a statement of the fundamental beliefs driving the work of the staff and students of the Campus Activities Center in the coordination and implementation of campus programs and events. Generally, the primary mission of the Campus Activities Center is to enhance the development and retention of students at the University of Wyoming. More specifically, activities and programs are provided for the purpose of enriching the environment of the Wyoming Union and the University of Wyoming campus, facilitating student learning and development opportunities, and providing opportunities for students to find a connection between themselves and the university community. These specific functions address those critical factors in the retention of students and ultimately their educational success.
  • We value the holistic development of every student by providing formal and informal educational opportunities in support of the missions of the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Union.
  • We value the quality involvement of students both as volunteers and employees in all aspects of campus activities from initial concept to evaluation. We believe the process of development and implementation of programs by students is pivotal in evaluating the final product.
  • We value quality service.
  • We value ethical behavior.
  • We value a humanistic work environment embracing teamwork, consensus, creativity, respect for others, humor, face-to-face communication and professional development.

Learning Outcomes

In an effort to meet Student Learning Outcomes as set by the Division of Student Affairs, the Campus Activities Center has established learning outcomes for the two main purposes of our office: student activities and student organizations.


Student Activities Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes, Leadership of Student Activities:

Commuinicaiton and Collaboration
As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, students will learn to correspond professionally with others.

Self-Management and Appraisal
As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, student will learn to generate and assess project goals; reflect on overall outcomes at completion of projects.

As a result of serving in organizational leadership positions, students will learn to reflect on and provide analysis of personal development and learning.

As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, student will learn to articulate and reflect strengths and weaknesses on personal skills and abilities.

As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, students will learn to maintain personal health and wellness in potentially stressful environments.

Leadership
As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, student will learn to effectively lead volunteers and delegate responsibility.

Event/Program Management
As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, students will learn to identify and plan all aspects of an event/program.

As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, students will learn to develop, implement, monitor, and make adjustments to budgets based on program needs.

Civic Engagement/Responsibility
As a result of serving in organization leadership positions, student will learn to develop a diverse range of programs/events for a variety of students and community members that support community and social development.

Learning Outcomes, Attendees:

As a result of attending campus activities, students will enhance their feeling of engagement, belonging, and loyalty.

As a result of attending campus activities, students will be exposed to programs/events that illustrate opinions and beliefs differing from their own.

As a result of attending campus activities, students will be exposed to programs/events that are not possible to attend in the local community.

As a result of attending campus activities, students will have the ability to meet and interact with individuals that have similar and differing opinions and beliefs on a variety of subjects.


Student Organization Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes, Members:

  • Develop and demonstrate personal accountability
  • Build leadership skills
  • Identify personal values and beliefs, and understand how they influence decision making
  • Develop both ethically and morally
  • Demonstrate values of trust, honesty, kindness, and fairness
  • Recognize one’s own identity 
  • Recognize opportunities to share resources and ideas
  • Work positively and cooperatively with others
  • Contribute to group’s goals and achievements
  • Establish mutually trustworthy and rewarding relationships, with students, faculty and staff
  • Create networks 
  • Listen and reflect upon others points of view

Learning Outcomes, Group Leaders:

  • Demonstrate active community involvement
  • Engage in meaningful discussion and dialogue regarding funding priorities, initiatives, programs, and membership
  • Demonstrate understanding of skills necessary to manage groups, including meeting management, member recruitment, and retention
  • Demonstrate effecting documentation keeping skills
  • Show effective communication skills
  • Display reasoned, flexible and a collaborative approach to leadership
  • Learn budgeting skills
  • Understand and practice steps of effective event planning, scheduling, logistics, event programming, implementation, promotion, execution, evaluation, etc.
  • Work positively and cooperatively with others
  • Contribute to group’s goals and achievements
  • Implement appropriate risk management strategies
  • Establish mutually trustworthy and rewarding relationships, with students, faculty and staff
  • Listen and reflect upon others points of view
  • Create networks
Contact Us

Campus Activities Center

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3625

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6340

Email: cac@uwyo.edu

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