Stetson University

Student Responses on Values Day

Intellectual Development

  • Incorporating local community events in cultural credit
  • Increased emphasis on creativity
  • Better incorporate "take-aways" into events, activities, services
  • More opportunities to work with professors - intellectual development
  • Understand our past
  • History affects everything we do
  • Incorporate our values in courses and programs
  • Focus more on sophomore, junior and senior experience
  • Work on the idea that going to college does not make you better than people who don't
  • Get more diverse events that people can learn from
  • Have more lectures and workshops geared towards time management and studying

Personal Growth

  • Provide quiet areas on campus for all faiths to pray and meditate
  • Make sure each class goes over the Honor pledge. Create more awareness of cultural events on campus
  • Inclusion of self-awareness classes into the curriculum; censoring media that demean students
  • Everyday professionalism - not simply career specific
  • Dining services should provide less unhealthy options. All-you-can-eat are not really necessary. Should list ingredients and nutritional information
  • More leadership opportunities
  • How do we each become more comfortable sharing?
  • How is freedom (personal choice) incorporated in values?
  • Encouraging more interfaith activities for students to learn/understand to ultimately overcome judgment
  • Food more accessible late at night
  • More natural foods and living options
  • Incorporate food/dishes at an event to educate Stetson can have more opportunities for students to come together
  • Connect with elders, provide sense of purpose welcome them to campus
  • Overcoming isolation
  • Offer organizations or groups to get involved in values discussions and involvement
  • Online place to access all events
  • I want Stetson to address issues that bring down the good reputation of Stetson University
  • There needs to be a way for commuters to be involved on campus to be active in events. This rift between on campus and off campus makes Stetson lacking with its values
  • Better communication
  • Mores social interactions
  • Other opportunities to meet class members (FSEM, cookout for health majors)
  • Focus on increasing social capital
  • Self-segregation- is it now just economic (sororities)

Global Citizenship

  • Global Awareness of Internal Affairs- understanding university effects on local community
  • Doing better in global citizenship aspect- ex: panels on Syria
  • Global Awareness Hour- once a week for cultural credit (student organizations led with professors)
  • More workshops on personal education development/ racism/ feminism and African studies
  • More integration between interaction of International Students- more advertising of these events
  • Environmental Awareness- interacts with the core values
  • Living with an international student is very impactful
  • Post racism- now that we have Obama where are we as a society?
  • Fully embrace environmental responsibility (A.C is always too cold, sprinklers water sidewalks)
  • Integrate diversity into curriculum (still totally Eurocentric/dead white male...)
  • RA's living with international students
  • Need faculty of color too
  • Allocation of money (more for academics and community service)
  • Sustainability Seminar
  • It is hard to be a global citizen when you can't afford it? Support so study abroad is accessible
  • Global citizenship- citizenship applies so much in history should we use that world?
  • Bias- admit what you bring to the table
  • How do we learn from our international students?
  • Alternate Energy sources- e.g. windmill, solar (Better use of Rinker Environmental Learning Center?)
  • Offer more courses on Social Justice
  • Gatherings with foods from each culture
  • There could be a stronger focus on cultural events to broaden our understanding of racial barriers
  • Understand other societies in order to understand our own
  • More discussions on implicit bias
  • Racial biases are bad Make the session on international students in the classroom mandatory for professors
  • Encourage diversity through the expansion of academic programs that teach about issues that are contrary to dominant culture
  • We need to impact more lives in our community through education so people can learn and better understand the real values. Great Speakers!
  • We should have more open dialog on how racism has an effect on our experiences as college students.
  • Advertise the CCE more. Have presentation on cultural aspects of a certain region's values that Stetson wants to model. Traditional dancers from Maya culture for example. Exhibition of traditional clothing
  • Do we have that option on the housing form? Do you want to live with an international student? Integrate organic garden into curriculum (internships, independent study, etc.) ENVS, Health sciences, geography, social studies
  • Sweet spot- passion in academics carried with passion in community students want more service learning classes
  • We shouldn't discriminate athletes
  • Community engagement
  • Encouraging and providing more community service opportunities
  • The sessions have potential to be more interesting if they spoke about values from foreign areas and show how those could currently benefit us
  • We must address fallacies in the ideas such as global citizenship and abandon broad subjective terms like social justice which are important but not tangible
  • Have a multicultural fair where we can have a tangible view of Stetson's student body diversity
  • Host more events where different cultures can come together
  • More programs that helps prisoners recuperate their lives
  • Study Abroad scholarships
  • Give students with disabilities better access to Elizabeth and Sampson Hall
  • More advertising and more community service
  • More events for international students that celebrate their culture, Stetson is not welcoming to international students
  • Bring more diverse classes to Stetson expand, African studies make diverse education mandatory
  • Keynote- self acts- action now
  • More volunteer opportunities for non-Bonners that are well advertised- ex: tutoring on campus for elementary students)
  • Global service outside of study abroad Dangerously unselfish: help others who are struggling
  • Honors is incorporating service learning
  • Students feel one class service learning is a good idea
  • By having community service events within the DeLand surroundings

Values Day and Misc. VCST

  • More advertising and description of events in one central place - community engagement
  • Possible student input and testimonies
  • There should be a better system for awarding faculty/staff and students alike for going above and beyond to live and represent Stetson's values
  • Provide lunch on the Quad with certain tables with different values info and how to use these values here at Stetson University
  • By having community service events within the DeLand surroundings
  • Offer more time slots
  • President Libby should be more involved in leading the students to helping the community in and around the university
  • Making core values more known
  • The values of Stetson are steadfast. Its increase of values day would be a great opportunity to increase values. Participate and interact with one another. Appreciate everyone for their differences and share insight
  • When a workshop is in the Rinker auditorium the speakers should have a microphone
  • Acknowledging student suggestions Speakers need to keep the audience interested
  • Speakers need to keep the audience interested
  • Have the forms for cultural credit in the rooms for the workshops.
  • Values Day- Day/Time Re-visit Spring 20_ _
  • By coming together as a community and making some sort of difference for the better
  • More Values Days during the semester
  • Community Service component on Values Day
  • Bring in Dr. Cornel West
  • Community engagement workshop
  • Community attendance at Stetson events
  • Explore opportunities to better involve student organizations with Stetson's Core Values
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