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upcoming events

Health Care Open Enrollment Begins
Nov. 3-Nov. 14

Provost Search Open Forum
Nov. 8, 10-10:50am
KIPJ Theatre
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Faculty/Staff Prayer Breakfast
Nov. 15, 7:15am
La Gran Terraza
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Administrator and Supervisor Forums
Nov. 16, 10-11:30am
KIPJ Theatre
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Nov. 17, 1:30-3pm
KIPJ Theatre
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President's Forum
Dec. 14, Time TBA
Kroc IPJ Theatre

Fireside Chat with President Harris
Dec. 15, 2-3:30pm
Torero Store firepits

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Student Affairs Newsletter Archive
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Wellness Group Meetings
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University Ministry Events
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Monthly CHR Recognition, Hahn UC/SLP and Torero Store
Nov. 16

Employee Fitness Classes
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CHR@USD Events Calendar
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Table of Contents
  • Student Performance Evaluations
  • USD Health Survey
  • Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference
  • Employee Recognition Award
  • Employee Service Awardees
  • Flu Shots Available
  • Door Decorating Contest
  • Male Engagement and Healthy Masculinities
  • Celebrating Careers in Student Affairs Month
  • Welcome DJ Mahoney
  • Appealing to Students Online
  • Shout Outs
Student Performance Evaluations

Performance evaluations will soon be sent out to all casual worker and FWS student staff working in Student Affairs. Student staff will be asked to complete their self-evaluation by midnight on Sunday, November 13 and email it to their direct supervisor. Supervisors must then complete the form and hold a performance evaluation meeting with the student. Completed performance evaluations for FWS staff need to be submitted to the Student Employment Center by the December 2 deadline. All other student employee evaluations must be completed by December 16. Note that this evaluation form replaces the Federal Work Study student evaluation form as well as other departmental forms. Below are helpful links:

Student Affairs Student Staff Performance Evaluation Form

Student Staff Supervisor Resources (FUEL Coaching Model and Handouts, Operational Handbook and Training Checklist, Past Trainings)

Remember that this may be the first time some of your employees have received a performance assessment. This can be an anxiety filled experience, and for some, might be the first time they've met with you in a one/one capacity. Please help put our students at ease by approaching this as a coaching session. Make the environment one in which they feel comfortable, whereby they can receive feedback both on their strengths and their growth areas.

Thank you for the work that is ahead. This process is an important expression of our commitment to students' professional development. Should you have any questions please contact Sean Horrigan at

USD Health Survey

All USD students (undergraduate and graduate) received an initial e-mail requesting their participation in the survey on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. For confidentiality and security purposes, access to the survey can only be found through a unique link sent to each student’s USD email address. In an effort to incentivize student participation, ten students who take the survey will win $50. A final reminder e-mail, with the link included, will be sent to students who have not taken the survey by Tuesday, November 15 and the survey will close on Thanksgiving.

Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Catholic Charities of the Diocese of San Diego and the University of San Diego announce the 2016 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference from November 28-29, 2016 at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.

The primary purpose of the conference is to advance the goals of CMS's Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) which seeks to study, document and support a growing network of diverse Catholic institutions that are working successfully to advance immigrant integration, empowerment and well-being. The conference will:

  • Convey the spiritual and theological vision that undergirds the Catholic Church's work with immigrants; 
  • Review public policies affecting immigrant integration and academic research on the work of Church institutions with immigrant communities;
  • Lift up model integration programs and ministries; and
  • Offer optional field visits to migrant ministries and shelters in San Diego and Tijuana on November 30th.
To join Catholic leaders, scholars and immigrant communities in this important dialogue, register now. The conference fee of $75 includes a welcome dinner and meals throughout the conference. However, discounts or fee waivers are available for qualifying registrants/organizations showing financial need. To apply, please contact
Employee SErvice Awardees

This past week, the Human Resources area hosted on behalf of President Harris a very special luncheon in honor of this year's Employee Service Awardees. We are pleased to share with you the names and number of years of service of the Student Affairs Division honorees. We are truly blessed with the many gifts and talents our loyal and dedicated staff contribute to work every day in setting the standard for a contemporary Catholic University. Please join us in congratulating all of those acknowledged for their unceasing dedication to student success.

For 25 years of service:
Oscar Flores 
Mary Therese Karlinger 
Eugenia Silva 

For 20 years of service:
Amanda Womack 
Bahram Ariannejad 

For 15 years of service:
Samuel Rangel 
Jesuina DaRosa 
William Aguilar
Chou Vang 
Antonio Zamora 

For 10 years of service:
Sandra Brower 
Antonio Ruelas, Sr.
Stephen Sprinkle 
Darla Laatsch 

For 5 years of service:
Maria Sanchez 
Jose Moncada 
Justin Gibson
Jarrett Ellington 
Anna Hamilton 
Michael Dils 
Cory Immele 

To all our campus honorees thank you and/y muchas gracias for your unceasing dedication and service to USD and Student Affairs. We continue to enjoy working with you and are grateful to you and your loved ones for the years of support and dedication to the entire USD community, especially our students.

Flu Shots Available in the Student Health Center

With flu season around the corner, please encourage students to get a flu shot and be sure to protect yourself as well! The flu vaccine is available in the Student Health Center without an appointment and is free for students, $20 for faculty or staff. You are encouraged to come in before 3:00pm and the SHC does not accept cash. Staying physically healthy is so important during this busy time of the year!

Door Decorating Contest

CHR@USD is hosting a holiday door decorating contest! If you would like to enter, please fill out this form. Sign-ups end on Dec. 1 and judging takes place on Dec. 8!

Male Engagement and Healthy Masculinities

On Monday, November 14 at 7:30pm in Manchester Auditorium, a variety of incredible campus co-sponsors will host a screening of The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change. The film will be followed by a discussion and campus resources for continuing the conversation.

The Empathy Gap has been described as having "...the capacity to make a difference and to transform the way we think about, express and live masculinity as a productive humanizing force,” and is a "...declaration of the need for an ethic of care that is not male nor female, but is what makes us all human...highly recommend it for boys and men, and girls and women, for educators and parents. Simply powerful."

Please see the flyer below for more information, and contact Sarah Borger with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Celebrating Careers in Student Affairs Month

What inspires you about working in Student Affairs?

Welcome DJ Mahoney

DJ Mahoney joined the SLIC team in October as the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life. He is most recently coming from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he served as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the Center for Student Involvement. DJ has earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Leadership from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Outside of work, he enjoys live music, trying out new restaurants and recipes, and spending time with family and friends. “I’m looking forward to meeting and working with others in the Division of Student Affairs and wish you all a successful continuation of the fall semester!”

Appealing to students online

An interesting article from recently pointed out the need for us to focus our websites on the "prospective shopper," meaning that prospective students should be the target audience for our USD websites. While this does not mean that our websites should move away as a informational resource for current students or staff, recent surveys of the USD main site have supported the fact that we recieve the vast majority of our web traffic from prospective students and their families. Finding the appropriate balance between an attractive website for prospective students and a resource for current students and staff is the key to a website's success.

Some of the important takeaways include:

  • Be sure you are connected to other key/related sites on your home page
  • Focus on what is important to your percieved audience and make that content as readily available as possible
  • Make your website as organized and scanable as possible

Click here to read the full article

Shout Outs

Shout out to Teresa and David for all your hard work educating students on sustainability, particularly at the Food Day kick off event and Changemaker Fest! Thank you for all that you do for the office and for USD! -Paula Morreale

Shout out to Kalena Michalec, Jen Lee, and all of the Torero Programming Board and Street Team for a wonderful Homecoming weekend of events! -Monica Schnapp

Want to recognize a colleague for their great work or general awesomeness? Submit a Shout out for the next Student Affairs Newsletter to Kenny Eng at

Please send any news or events for the upcoming week to Kenny Eng

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