Student Union Proposal Prepared by Cary F. Poole Dean of Students February 13, 2006
Student Union Survey <ul><li>Abilene Christian University </li></ul><ul><li>Angelo State University </li></ul><ul><li>Aust...
<ul><li>Traditionally considered the “hearthstone” or “living room” of the campus, today’s union is the gathering place of...
To meet its goals, college unions should provide:   - Food service - Leisure time and recreational opportunities - Social,...
When evaluating plans for a new student center or remodeling an existing one, there are several questions to consider. <ul...
       WHAT ARE THE FAVORITE AMENITIES YOUR STUDENTS LIKE? <ul><li>MEETING ROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>BANKING </li></ul><ul><...
WHAT AMENITIES DO YOUR STUDENTS NOT USE AND YOU WOULD NOT INCORPORATE NEXT TIME? <ul><li>FIRST RUN MOVIES (TOO EXPENSIVE) ...
DO YOU HAVE ADEQUATE MEETING ROOMS FOR CONFERENCES AND ORGANIZATIONS? NEEDS 8-10 HAS 5 AUSTIN COLLEGE NEEDS MORE FLEXIBLE ...
WHAT STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICES ARE HOUSED WITHIN YOUR  STUDENT UNION? <ul><li>STUDENT LIFE  </li></ul><ul><li>VA </li></ul><...
ARE THERE OFFICES YOU WOULD NOT PUT IN YOUR STUDENT UNION?   <ul><li>CAMPUS POLICE  </li></ul><ul><li>VP FOR STUDENT AFFAI...
IS A FOOD SERVICE AREA INCORPORATED WITHIN YOUR STUDENT  UNION? NINE INSTITUTIONS HAD THE MAIN CAFETERIA IN THE STUDENT UN...
WHAT IS THE SERVICE CAPACITY FOR YOUR STUDENT UNION AND THE ENROLLMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY? 87,000 1,350 AUSTIN COLLEGE Can...
DO YOU HAVE ANY EXAMPLES OF MASCOT INDENTIFICATION AND USE OF SCHOOL COLORS? <ul><li>TWU WILL SOON HAVE MATS/WALLS/ETC. </...
HOW DOES AN INDIVIDUAL OR OFFICE HANDLE RESERVATIONS AND WHAT ARE THE STAFFING LEVELS? <ul><li>TWU - 4 FULL TIME, 7 STUDEN...
HOW POPULAR ARE GAME ROOMS? <ul><li>UNT - VERY UP AND DOWN, BUT NECESSARY  </li></ul><ul><li>UTA -  NOT IN DFW </li></ul><...
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FROM UNION DIRECTORS:   <ul><li>NEED ADDITIONAL STORAGE SPACE </li></ul><ul><li>SHORTAGE OF POWER AND ...
<ul><li>“ There are many reasons to assess student satisfaction levels.  Among the most compelling for institutions is tha...
<ul><li>Key findings: Noel-Levitz/Student Center-  Significant Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Although ...
Exterior of Buildings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interior
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Food
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Office Space
 
 
 
 
 
Classroom Space
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Odds and Ends
 
 
 
 
 
Proposed Square Footage <ul><li>Multi Use 21,020 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Office space 2,760 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Student Serv...
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  1. 1. Student Union Proposal Prepared by Cary F. Poole Dean of Students February 13, 2006
  2. 2. Student Union Survey <ul><li>Abilene Christian University </li></ul><ul><li>Angelo State University </li></ul><ul><li>Austin College </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas Baptist University </li></ul><ul><li>Duke University </li></ul><ul><li>Mars Hill College </li></ul><ul><li>Navarro College </li></ul><ul><li>Southwestern Assemblies of God University </li></ul><ul><li>Southwestern University </li></ul><ul><li>Tarleton State University </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Woman’s University </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Texas </li></ul><ul><li>University of Texas at Arlington </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Traditionally considered the “hearthstone” or “living room” of the campus, today’s union is the gathering place of the college. </li></ul><ul><li>ACUI—Association of College Unions International </li></ul>
  4. 4. To meet its goals, college unions should provide: - Food service - Leisure time and recreational opportunities - Social, cultural and intellectual programs - Continuing education opportunities - Retail stores - Service agencies that are responsive to campus needs - Student leadership development programs and opportunities - Student employment - Student development programs ______________________________________ CAS STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES
  5. 5. When evaluating plans for a new student center or remodeling an existing one, there are several questions to consider. <ul><li>      Does it reflect the mission of the campus and reinforce the institution’s sense of identity? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>      When you walk into your student center, do you feel welcomed? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>      Does it facilitate learning? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT AFFAIRS TODAY </li></ul>
  6. 6.       WHAT ARE THE FAVORITE AMENITIES YOUR STUDENTS LIKE? <ul><li>MEETING ROOMS </li></ul><ul><li>BANKING </li></ul><ul><li>CHANGING BOARDS (DIRECTED AT ADDRESSING COMMUTER CONCERNS) </li></ul><ul><li>COFFEEHOUSE </li></ul><ul><li>GRAPHICS LABS </li></ul><ul><li>FOOD </li></ul><ul><li>FITNESS ZONE, RECREATION CENTER, HEALTH CENTER: </li></ul><ul><li>SEVEN OF THE INSTITUTIONS HAD FITNESS/WELLNESS CENTER IN THE UNION AND FIVE MORE HAD LARGE FITNESS CENTERS IN OTHER LOCATIONS. </li></ul><ul><li>GAME ROOM </li></ul><ul><li>CAFÉ </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHAT AMENITIES DO YOUR STUDENTS NOT USE AND YOU WOULD NOT INCORPORATE NEXT TIME? <ul><li>FIRST RUN MOVIES (TOO EXPENSIVE) </li></ul><ul><li>BOWLING (2) ACU IS RUNNING AT $6,000 A YEAR DEBT </li></ul><ul><li>COPY CENTER </li></ul><ul><li>EQUIPMENT CHECK OUT TOO FAR FROM GAME ROOM </li></ul><ul><li>CAREER LIBRARY </li></ul><ul><li>COMPUTER LOUNGE </li></ul>
  8. 8. DO YOU HAVE ADEQUATE MEETING ROOMS FOR CONFERENCES AND ORGANIZATIONS? NEEDS 8-10 HAS 5 AUSTIN COLLEGE NEEDS MORE FLEXIBLE SPACE HAS 16 ASU NEED 5-6 MORE 4 ROOMS, BALLROOM SEATING 400 TSU NEED MORE 3 Rooms MARS HILL 2 ROOMS/SEATING 110-260 1 ROOM SEATING 10 ACU Needs 3-10 SMALL ONES 1 DBU NEED MORE 7, SEATING 35-50 S 7 UNT COULD USE 20 13 UTA COULD USE MORE 6 TWU Current Needs Current Meeting Rooms UNIVERSITY
  9. 9. WHAT STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICES ARE HOUSED WITHIN YOUR STUDENT UNION? <ul><li>STUDENT LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>VA </li></ul><ul><li>TYPICAL STUDENT SETUP </li></ul><ul><li>REGISTAR </li></ul><ul><li>CASHIER </li></ul><ul><li>ADMISSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>SGA </li></ul><ul><li>LEADERSHIP CAMPUS OFFICE </li></ul><ul><li>SAFETY/SECURITY </li></ul><ul><li>INTER GREEK COUNCIL </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT POST OFFICE </li></ul><ul><li>GENEOLOGICAL RESEARCH* </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOLAR OFFICE* </li></ul><ul><li>CAREER COUNSELING </li></ul><ul><li>ATHLETIC FUNDRAISERS* </li></ul><ul><li>FINANCIAL AID/COUNSELING/ADMISSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>DOCTOR </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY FOR DONATION </li></ul>
  10. 10. ARE THERE OFFICES YOU WOULD NOT PUT IN YOUR STUDENT UNION? <ul><li>CAMPUS POLICE </li></ul><ul><li>VP FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS </li></ul><ul><li>HEALTH CENTER* </li></ul><ul><li>COUNSELING CENTER* </li></ul><ul><li>INFIRMARY* </li></ul><ul><li>ADMISSIONS** </li></ul><ul><li>*DUE TO CONFIDENTIALITY, THESE OFFICES WERE LOCATED ELSEWHERE </li></ul><ul><li>**MOST UNION OFFICES FELT THE TRAFFIC INTERFERED WITH DAILY STUDENT ACTIVITIES </li></ul>
  11. 11. IS A FOOD SERVICE AREA INCORPORATED WITHIN YOUR STUDENT UNION? NINE INSTITUTIONS HAD THE MAIN CAFETERIA IN THE STUDENT UNION AND 3 DID NOT. IN ADDITION TO THE MAIN CAFETERIA, THE FOLLOWING WERE ALSO LOCATED WITHIN THE BUILDING: C-STORE – GROWING PRESENCE COFFEHOUSE – GROWING PRESENCE FOOD COURT – FOUND ON LARGER CAMPUSES SNACK BAR – MOST UNIONS HAD THIS FEATURE
  12. 12. WHAT IS THE SERVICE CAPACITY FOR YOUR STUDENT UNION AND THE ENROLLMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY? 87,000 1,350 AUSTIN COLLEGE Can accommodate 1000 111,000 6,500 ASU Can accommodate 600 103,000 7,400 TSU Seating from 50-250 24,329 1,375 MARS HILL Can accommodate 1500 115,000 4,700 ACU 42,000 5000 DBU *330,000 33,000 UNT Can accommodate 1000 240,000 25,000 UTA TWU UNIVERSITY 13,200 ENROLLMENT 36,700 SQ. FT. Can accommodate 2500 COMMENTS
  13. 13. DO YOU HAVE ANY EXAMPLES OF MASCOT INDENTIFICATION AND USE OF SCHOOL COLORS? <ul><li>TWU WILL SOON HAVE MATS/WALLS/ETC. </li></ul><ul><li>MHC HAS MASCOT PAINTED ON DOORS, COFFEHOUSE IS DECORATED WITH PICTURES OF SURROUNDINGS, ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY, AND CAMPUS ACTIVITES </li></ul><ul><li>ACU HAS STATUE OF WILDCAT IN THE UNION, UNIVERSITY WON’T ALLOW THE USE OF SCHOOL COLORS </li></ul><ul><li>TSU - DATES AND COLORS ARE USED </li></ul><ul><li>ASU-VERY LITTLE, NEEDS MORE MASCOT ID </li></ul><ul><li>DBU - THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE BUILDING </li></ul><ul><li>UNT HAS FIGHT SONG AND ALMA MATER PAINTED IN STAIRWELLS/ALL FORMICA TABLE TOPS ARE IN SCHOOL COLORS. UNT HAS STATUTE OF EAGLE OUTSIDE OF UNION. </li></ul><ul><li>AUSTIN COLLEGE HAS “POUCH” CLUB AND MURALS </li></ul>
  14. 14. HOW DOES AN INDIVIDUAL OR OFFICE HANDLE RESERVATIONS AND WHAT ARE THE STAFFING LEVELS? <ul><li>TWU - 4 FULL TIME, 7 STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>UTA - 6 FULL TIME, 20 STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>ACU - 3 FULL TIME, 14-20 STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>TSU - 6 FULL TIME, 15 STUDENTS/20 HOURS/ WEEK </li></ul><ul><li>ASU - 4 FULL TIME, 25+ STUDENT WORKERS </li></ul><ul><li>AUSTIN COLLEGE - 1 FULL TIME, 1 PART TIME, 13 STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>MARS HILL COLLEGE - 1 FULL TIME, 20 STUDENTS </li></ul>
  15. 15. HOW POPULAR ARE GAME ROOMS? <ul><li>UNT - VERY UP AND DOWN, BUT NECESSARY </li></ul><ul><li>UTA - NOT IN DFW </li></ul><ul><li>MHC - NOT MUCH, MORE HAPPY WITH POOL TABLE AND TABLE TENNIS </li></ul><ul><li>TWU - VERY, BUT NEED TO BE OUT AND VISIBLE, NO ARCADE GAMES, HAS SPLIT OPERATORS AND PROGRAMMING, </li></ul><ul><li>ACU - RUNS IN CYCLES, USE X BOX GAMES, 16 PEOPLE PLAY AT ONE TIME </li></ul><ul><li>ASU HAS TWO ARCADES, USED VERY LITTLE </li></ul><ul><li>DBU - PING PONG AND POOL </li></ul><ul><li>AUSTIN COLLEGE - POOL AND TABLE TENNIS ARE STRONG BUT VIDEO GAMES ARE NOT </li></ul>
  16. 16. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FROM UNION DIRECTORS: <ul><li>NEED ADDITIONAL STORAGE SPACE </li></ul><ul><li>SHORTAGE OF POWER AND INTERNET/WIRELESS CAPABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>NICE COMBINATION OF POOL TABLES, TABLE TENNIS, KAROKE, DANCE FLOOR, COMPUTER TABLES </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE SURE YOU BUILD BIG ENOUGH </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE WIRELESS AVAILABLE, DECREASES THE NEED FOR A WIRELESS CAFÉ </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICES NEED TO BE MORE VISIBLE </li></ul><ul><li>CREATE A WELLNESS CENTER TO HOUSE FITNESS CENTER </li></ul><ul><li>CREATE MORE LOUNGE SPACE, DESIGN FOR PEOPLE TO HANG OUT </li></ul><ul><li>ADD STUDY TABLES </li></ul><ul><li>PLENTY OF PARKING </li></ul><ul><li>PUT LOCKERS IN TV LOUNGE FOR BOOK BAGS </li></ul><ul><li>GIVE SGA/SOAC SPACE IN THE UNION </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT BUILD AN AMPHITHEATRE </li></ul><ul><li>YOU CAN NEVER OVERBUILD YOUR UNION. </li></ul><ul><li>DECIDE EARLY WHO SHOULD BE IN THE NEW FACILITY. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ There are many reasons to assess student satisfaction levels. Among the most compelling for institutions is that numerous higher education studies have shown that low satisfaction levels contribute to student attrition.” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Schroeder, </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Executive, </li></ul><ul><li>Noel-Levitz </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Key findings: Noel-Levitz/Student Center- Significant Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Although currently enrolled students view the student center as less important than some other facilities, it is nonetheless an important campus space. Many campuses have invested in better and more attractive physical facilities, including coffee houses and attractive gathering spaces. This has included making updates to buildings that had been out-of-date in recent years to make them more functional and appealing. In addition, on many campuses, new, state-of-the-art recreation facilities have taken the place of the “traditional” student union and now serve as a major hub for student involvement and social interaction. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Exterior of Buildings
  20. 35. Interior
  21. 44. Food
  22. 66. Office Space
  23. 72. Classroom Space
  24. 80. Odds and Ends
  25. 86. Proposed Square Footage <ul><li>Multi Use 21,020 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Office space 2,760 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Student Services 5,660 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Student Activities 4,700 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Food Service 12,650 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Total Gross Area=73,584 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Projected budget-$13,613,040-$15,820,560 </li></ul>
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