Campus Commitment to Action Summit

Topic Descriptions

Brief descriptions for the nine topics to be discussed at the Campus Commitment to Action Summit are listed below:

Topic #1 - Role of the Classroom in Affecting Campus Culture

Instructors and professors have more face-to-face contact with students than most other professionals on campus.  What role can they play in shaping campus culture when it comes to the academic and social expectations and responsibilities of students?  How can their interactions with students reinforce high expectations for them both in and beyond the classroom?  What effect can curriculum, homework, and even meeting times have on academic culture?  Bring your best ideas from both the faculty and student perspective to this session.

Topic #2 – Overcoming the Party Reputation

Our community’s reputation of being that of a "party community" is in the ease with which many of us can recount instances and accounts that have often sensationalized partying.  Rather than focusing on the negative events that take place in Chico, our community must come together to shape our reputation in a positive manner.  In what ways can we as a campus work together to help redefine what it means to be a member of this community?  What is the reputation – and the reality – we want to be?

Topic #3 – Utilizing Social Media

Please join us for a discussion about ways in which social media can play a role in mitigating some the problems we are addressing in Chico.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend this session with ideas, interest, or skills that will propel solutions forward!

Topic #4 - Investing in Wildcat Pride

One of the perceived challenges at Chico State is a lack of emphasis on a sense of pride in being a Wildcat.  Although organizations like Rowdy Red and traditions like Wildcat Wednesday were started by students, there may be other ways to increase school pride that is widely known and embraced as Wildcat Pride!  From students, faculty, and staff to community members and visiting guests, this topic looks to find ways that will help anyone who steps onto this campus feel the Wildcat Pride.

Topic #5 – Alternative Event Planning

The goal of this discussion is to create alternative avenues for students to participate and/or host extracurricular social activities and events that do not focus on alcohol.  In order to create and foster safe and healthy practices within legal and regulated locations, active and productive discussion must be held among all contributing members of this campus community. 

Topic #6 - Improving Campus and Community Safety

Possible discussion items include: Chico Safe Rides, increase of lighting on campus and south side of campus, personal responsibility, peer monitoring, Safe Start program, Neighborhood watch program, and the Red Watch program.  These are just a few ideas and programs that focus on safety.

Topic #7 - Fostering Strategic Partnerships

Creating a successful learning environment on Chico State's campus requires collaboration among academics, student affairs, students, and community groups.  In this workshop, the conversation will be guided towards discussing how the Chico State community can work together towards deepening and enhancing the educational environment for students through collaborative partnerships that support learning and personal growth in and outside the classroom.  Join us as we discuss how we can bridge these relationships and create meaningful and enriching learning experiences for students.

Topic #8 - Moving Towards Health and Wellness

Students, faculty, and staff focus on solutions to becoming a campus community committed to health and wellness.  Focusing on the seven dimensions of wellness:  emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational, how can we foster a commitment to health and wellness as a defining element of our campus and community?

Topic #9 – Student-led Ideas

This session is an opportunity for students to share their perspective and offer input on any initiatives not covered in these topics that support our campus.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to be a part of the conversation and discuss ways to support and facilitate.