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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late Friday afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

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Pillar Definition Desired Outcomes
Practical Competence Pursuing goals; communicating effectively; technical competence; managing personal affairs & career development; demonstrating professionalism; maintaining health and wellness; living purposeful & satisfying life
  • Take the Career Assessment online
  • Meet with academic advisor
  • Effectively balance personal finances
  • Understand FAFSA Application Process
  • Identify & apply for available grants and scholarships
  • Identify available campus resources
  • Explore the Recreation Centers and participate in one class/service
  • Orient self with campus buildings
  • Establish study hours for self
  • Identify a healthy diet
  • Understand and practice health prevention strategies (personal hygiene, routine room cleaning, condom use, etc.)
  • Understand Schedule Management
Humanitarianism/Civil Engagement Understanding & appreciation of cultural and human differences; social responsibility; global perspectives & sense of civic responsibility
  • Engage in & interact with people who are different
  • Participate in various cultural events/activities
  • Evaluate personal goals & values
  • Identify Community Service opportunities
  • Engage in Community Service project
  • Participate in Community Board/ RHA
  • Practice sustainability
  • Explore the local community by using the Pocono Pony
  • Understand your rights as an ESU student
  • Identify how one’s own beliefs and values influence one’s perspective
  • Acknowledge multiple perspectives exist
Personal Comptence Interpersonal -
Develop meaningful relationships; learn collaboration & effective leadership.

Intrapersonal -
Realistic self-appraisal; self-understanding, self-respect; identity development; commitment to ethics & integrity
  • Engage in regularly planned floor/hall social activities
  • Discuss being a good community member
  • Participate in Community Board/ RHA meeting
  • Read the One Book, One Campus selection
  • Join 1 student organization
  • Understanding Room Selection process
  • Understand what being an active bystander means
  • Establish set times to talk with family and friends from home
  • Disconnect from social media/ technology and interact in person
  • Recognize healthy/unhealthy relationships - seek consent
Intrapersonal -
  • Identify effective stress management strategies
  • Explore personal values and identity
  • Identify personal strengths & areas for improvement
  • Identify role of ATOD in one’s life
  • Understand P.A.R.T.Y Smart
  • Know what services are provided by the University Health Services
  • Utilize CAPS when necessary
Academic Success Connecting knowledge to other knowledge, ideas & experiences; relating knowledge to daily life; critical thinking; reflective thinking; reflective reasoning & creativity.
  • Recognize the differences between college & high school classes
  • Identify prerequisites and which semesters they are offered
  • Explore styles of learning
  • Choose effective study strategies for self
  • Demonstrate academic integrity
  • Get to know faculty during office hours
  • Understand what tutoring and writing resources are available
  • Connect with upperclassman in your major
  • Learn how to calculate your GPA
  • Understand how freshman GPA effects college career