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Meeting Information

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ATHLETICS COMMITTEE
Saturday, May 15, 1999
10:00 -10:45 a.m.
East Oval Room, The Rotunda


Committee Members:

Henry L. Valentine, II, Chair
Walter F. Walker, Vice Chair
Charles M. Caravati, Jr.
Champ Clark
Elsie Goodwyn Holland
Robert G. Schoenvogel
Benjamin P. A. Warthen
John P. Ackerly, III, Ex Officio

AGENDA

I. REPORTS BY THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS (Mr. Harmon)

A. Vice President's Remarks
B. New Student Orientation (Mr. Harmon to introduce Ms. Sparagana; Ms. Eleanor Sparagana to report)
C. Placement and Hiring (Mr. Harmon to introduce Mr. McBride; Mr. James McBride to report)
D. Briefing by the Compliance Coordinator (Mr. Holland to introduce Ms. Mitchell; Ms. Lynn Mitchell to report)


B. New Student Orientation

BACKGROUND: Between November 1997 and May 1998, a task force assigned to review orientation at the University of Virginia determined that a four day fall orientation was no longer sufficient. The task force unanimously agreed that an additional two day summer orientation program should be added in order to accomplish the following goals:

  1. Allow the University to state explicitly and from the very beginning in an atmosphere uncluttered with other priorities our high academic standards and expectations;
  2. Release large amounts of time in the fall orientation program to devote to improving both the quality and quantity of faculty-student interaction;
  3. Provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with the University in small groups and without the stresses associated with leaving home;
  4. Enable the University to better connect with families and deliver important information.

Beginning in June 1998, over 100 people from around the University (faculty, staff, administrators and students) worked in nineteen separate teams to create a summer orientation program and redesign the fall orientation program. The new summer program and the revamped fall program will take place between July 8 and August 31, 1999.

DISCUSSION: The Director of Orientation will present an overview of the new orientation program and the enhanced academic programs being provided to new undergraduate students.

ACTION REQUIRED: None


C. Placement and Hiring

BACKGROUND: The Office of Career Planning and Placement (OCPP) assists students as they make the important transition into professional life. One measure of a University's competitiveness is the degree to which it successfully places its graduates in the marketplace of jobs and graduate programs. University of Virginia graduates have been among the most competitive in the nation. This year graduates are enjoying another strong job market. Employers want students with excellent communication skills, strong analytic skills, the latest computer skills and solid interpersonal skills.

DISCUSSION: This presentation will describe on-going placement activities and the situations graduating students are facing in the job market.

ACTION REQUIRED: None


D. Briefing by the Compliance Coordinator

BACKGROUND: The Associate Athletic Director for Compliance briefs the Board on a regular basis regarding the Board's specific compliance responsibilities with ACC and NCAA rules and policies. The briefing also will focus on changes in rules and policies since the previous briefing that may become discussion items for Board members as they interact with various University constituencies.

DISCUSSION: Time will be allowed for questions from Board members regarding the presentation and materials provided to all University of Virginia "representatives of athletic interests."

ACTION REQUIRED: None


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