Overview.

What is Caring Campus?

Caring Campus is a nationwide initiative of the Institute of Evidence Based Change (IEBC). EVC Classified Professionals were selected to attend sessions to discuss and develop campus-wide plans to foster a culture of caring on our campus. Six behavioral commitments (three traditional/in-person and three virtual) were selected to be implemented beginning Fall 2021.

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Behavioral Commitments

  1. Nametags: Wear nametags so students can identify who can assist them
  2. Student Follow-up: Utilize the “warm handoff” technique and confirm that students understand who they need to contact and where to go for support
  3. Addressing Students: Be aware of cultural sensitivity when addressing students, and when possible, refer by name
  4. Zoom backgrounds: Utilize customized virtual backgrounds for each department/program during virtual meetings and events
  5. Virtual Social Events: Receive training on social network platforms and how to host successful, interactive virtual events
  6. Virtual Orientations: Contribute to any online communication and participate in virtual orientations for students

Why is Caring Campus Important?

We want to continue to foster an environment of connectedness and belonging for our students by making it known that we are here to support them. By engaging students regardless if they are in person or online, and ensuring they are taken care of, we can increase the likelihood that students will attain their educational goals at EVC!

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