Mission Integration Award

As the voice for student affairs professionals in Catholic higher education, ASACCU annually presents the Best Practices in Mission Integration awards to highlight and recognize best practices in various student affairs areas. The programs that are recognized each year intentionally articulate Catholic identity as an integral part of a student affairs program. Through the mutual sharing of ideas and their practical applications, ASACCU hopes to foster dialogue to deepen our members’ understanding of the interplay between Catholic identity and the ever-changing complexity of contemporary circumstances and student experiences on our campuses.

The categories for the Mission Integration Awards submissions are:

  • Dean of Students, Residence Life, Health & Wellness, and related
  • Student Activities, Leadership, Orientation, and related
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and related

ASACCU members are invited to submit programs for consideration by March 1, 2019.  The criteria for evaluation of program submissions consider -

  • Positive impact on student learning
  • Successful demonstration of addressing student or campus needs
  • Originality and creativity
  • Demonstration of at least one of the principles included in ASACCU's Principles of Good Practice
  • Evidence of Catholic identity or mission
  • Practical use of research and/or assessment
  • Program unique to, or original to, your campus (i.e., not a program that is developed by an outside vendor or company)

Guidelines for submissions include -

  • Identification of which of the three categories, listed above, the submissions falls within
  • Description of the program, with the "criteria for evaluation" in mind
  • Impact of the program on students and its relationship to the school's mission
  • Identification of the offices and/or individuals responsible for the program on your campus and for the submission

More specific guidelines for submission can be found here.

ASACCU will recognize one programs in each of the three categories.  Recipients of the award will -

  • Receive up to two complimentary registrations for the 2019 ASACCU Annual Conference, hosted at the University of Dayton, in July 2019
  • Be recognized at the Association Meeting during the conference, and
  • Be invited to present a conference session on the program at the 2019 conference

Submissions are due no later than March 1, 2019, and should be emailed directly to Karla Ward, [email protected]

The Mission Integration Steering Committee

  • Josh Clary, Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Students, Brescia University
  • Dr. Catherine WoodBrooks, Vice President for Student Affairs, Assumption College
  • Dr. Richard Satterlee, Vice President for Student Life, Manhattan College
  • Dr. Rebecca Sawyer, Vice President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

ASACCU Mission Integration Awards Past Recipients

Category of Dean of Students, Residence Life, Health & Wellness, and related:

2019:  Assumption College
2018:  Assumption College
2017:  Regis College
2016:  University of Notre Dame
2015:  Loyola University Maryland
2014:  St. Norbert College (Residence Life category)
2014:  University of Notre Dame (Dean of Students category)
2013:  Marquette University (Residence Life category)
2013:  St. John's University (Dean of Students category)
2012:  St Norbert College (Residence Life category)
2012:  University of Dayton (Dean of Students category)

Category of Student Activities, Leadership, Orientation, and related:

2019:  Siena College
2018:  Marian University
2017:  St. Vincent College
2016:  Alvernia University
2015:  St. Vincent College
2014:  St. Norbert College
2013:  Emmanuel College
2012:  Chestnut Hill College

Category of Diversity, Inclusion, and related:
 
2019:  Viterbo University
2018:  Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, and Briar Cliff University
2017:  Siena College
2016:  Loyola Marymount University
2015:  DePaul University