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Campus Snapshot
Jonathan C.W. Davis
Vanderbilt University: Peabody College

EMSA Summer Intern Program 2013
The College at...
Campus Profile
• Type of institution: Highly Selective Private, Doctoral Granting
Research University (Carnegie Classifica...
Mission/Vision/Values
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly
research, informed and creative teaching, and servic...
Student Affairs Mission/Vision/Values
The Mission of the Office of the Dean
of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students...
Student Affairs Profile
• 163 Professional Staff*
▫ 1 Dean of Students, 4 Associate Deans, 2-3 Assistant Deans
▫ Lacking i...
Experiences That Led Me HERE!
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Leadership Positions:
• GA Office of Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs (Va...
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Campus snapshot (summer intern program)

  1. 1. Campus Snapshot Jonathan C.W. Davis Vanderbilt University: Peabody College EMSA Summer Intern Program 2013 The College at Brockport
  2. 2. Campus Profile • Type of institution: Highly Selective Private, Doctoral Granting Research University (Carnegie Classification, 2013) ▫ single largest employer in the city- 20k • Location: Nashville, TN aka “NashVegas” • Student populations: Undergrad- 6, 796; Grad/Prof- 5,949; Total: 12,745 • Popular majors and programs: Human and Organizational Development (HOD), Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS), Neuroscience, and Engineering • Fun facts: Peabody College of Ed has been ranked #1 for 5 consecutive years, Vanderbilt ranked as #17 in National Universities (US News & World Report), ABC’s Nashville series, Nashville is known as the “Music City, USA” and as Athens of the South (replica of the Parthenon)
  3. 3. Mission/Vision/Values Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most Highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.
  4. 4. Student Affairs Mission/Vision/Values The Mission of the Office of the Dean of Students The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens. The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments. The Purposes of the Office of the Dean of Students Our core purposes are to: • Create a transformative college experience that dissolves the traditional barriers between in and out of classroom learning. • Enhance academic performance and intellectual excellence by building effective learning communities that emphasize the active engagement of students, faculty and staff. • Serve as a structural support system that fosters well being, security, safety, accessibility, capability, and encouragement, as well as provide the student with resources for belonging, recognition, contribution, and respect. • Promote healthy lives and balanced minds to ensure the well being of the Vanderbilt community and establish the foundation for individual learning and personal development. • Forge collaborative partnerships to achieve a seamless learning environment that links, aligns, and integrates programmatic and academic endeavors. • Expand opportunities for experiential learning, civic engagement, cultural enrichment, leadership development, and service learning. • Conduct ongoing assessments upon which to generate policies and programs that meet the changing needs and interests of students and to increase our capacity for doing so. • Provide intellectual challenge and increase the overall sense of community by generating dialog around issues of tolerance, justice, moral responsibility, and human dignity. • Espouse, embody and impart the values of the Community Creed within our residential community.
  5. 5. Student Affairs Profile • 163 Professional Staff* ▫ 1 Dean of Students, 4 Associate Deans, 2-3 Assistant Deans ▫ Lacking information on demographics. Racial and ethnic diversity is low • 15 Departments/Functional Areas within the Division ▫ Programs of Note: the PREP program, International Service Experiences, the FLICx series, Living Learning Communities (LLCs), Commodore Quake and Rites of Spring, and Arts and Creative Engagement ▫ Departments of Note: Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs, Office of Active Citizenship and Service, Arts and Creative Engagement, and Office of LGBTQI Life • Fun facts or traditions: Annual Chili Cook Off
  6. 6. Experiences That Led Me HERE! • Leadership Positions: • GA Office of Leadership Development and Intercultural Affairs (Vanderbilt) • GA Office of Active Citizenship and Service (Vanderbilt) • Volunteer AmbassaDORE (Vanderbilt) • Volunteer Anchor Link Implementation Team (Vanderbilt) • Program Manager (Berea College) • Peer Mentor (Berea College) • Favorite Higher Ed. Course: ▫ ▫ • College Student Personnel Services: Dr. Andrew Johnston, Associate Provost and Dean of Students Student Development Theories: Dr. Carrie Kortegast, Assistant Professor of the Practice Lessons Learned: ▫ ▫ 2) an internal compass is needed ▫ • 1) never pass up an opportunity to grow professionally 3) enjoy what you do What do you hope to get out of your summer experience? ▫ A new found appreciation for the impact of service work and a deeper understanding of a growing functional area of higher education.

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