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2. OUR CITY IS IN TROUBLE. 3. OUR CITY IS IN TROUBLE. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE An unemployment rate almost a full percentage point above the national average The highest rate of homelessness per capita in the nation Forty-three percent of Portland students fail to graduate high school on timemuch less successfully pursue higher education 4. 1. EQUIPPING THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY 2. CREATING MEANINGFUL LEARNING COMMUNITIES 3. FORGING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 4. PREPARING URBAN LEADERS A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 2 1 3 4 5. WE MUST EQUIP OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY TO WELCOME A MORE DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATION. $972,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 6. WE WILL CREATE A CAMPUS CLIMATE IN WHICH ALL STUDENTS CAN THRIVE. $972,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 7. Conduct a campus climate review to identify opportunities for improvement. Engage in campus-wide comprehensive diversity training. Audit the Warner Pacific curriculum and seek opportunities to incorporate urban content and context where possible. $972,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 8. Create new urban-focused academic programs. With a generous grant from The Collins Foundation, we have already created and implemented an Urban Studies major. Create a Teaching and Learning Center on campus, through which faculty, staff and administrators can collaborate to identify and implement successful teaching and learning practices to best serve underprepared students. $972,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 9. Prepare Warner Pacific faculty and staff to serve as academic advisors to underserved students. Reorient the goals and curriculum of the Early Learning Center to better serve low-income and diverse populations. $972,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 10. Develop and implement an e-journal that will position the College as a leader in higher education in addressing the needs of first-generation, underprepared and urban students. Evaluate and enhance multicultural programs for traditional and adult students. $972,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 11. WE MUST CREATE SUPPORT SYSTEMS. $851,125 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 12. IN ORDER TO BEST SERVE UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS AT WARNER PACIFIC, WE WILL MAKE THE TRANSITION THROUGH COLLEGE AS SEAMLESS AS POSSIBLE BY ENSURING THAT THEY ARE SUPPORTED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. $851,125 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 13. Create a mentoring program for first-year and transfer students. Mentors in this program will be equipped to offer advice in both academic and relational roles. Implement study tables for those students seeking additional assistance throughout the course of the academic year. $851,125 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 14. Develop cohort-based learning communities for both the traditional undergraduate population and also the Adult Degree Program to facilitate academic and social success. Learning communities have been proven to bolster academic achievement, increase retention rates and develop sensitivity and respect for other cultures and points of view. $851,125 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 15. In addition, research indicates that students learn better in the context of relationships. We will foster learning communities that develop within each student a sense of belonging, purpose, hope and self-efficacy. We will create learning communities that enable every student to thrive. $851,125 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 16. WE MUST BUILD MEANINGFUL PARTNERSHIPS. $331,650 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 17. By partnering with Portland Community College, Warner Pacific will provide additional educational opportunities to under-prepared students. We plan to partner with Portland area public schools to make higher education more accessible for public school students. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE $331,650 18. Our partnership with the Oregon Campus Compactthe state affiliate of an 1,100-member national coalition of university presidents dedicated to promoting service learning, civic engagement and community service in higher education has extended our commitment to serving the city. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE $331,650 19. We intend to form strategic relationships with community organizations, business alliances and chambers of commerce that will provide research, service and internship opportunities for Warner Pacific students. In turn, we will fuel the business community with a fresh, diverse workforce. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE $331,650 20. WE MUST PREPARE THENEXT GENERATION OF URBAN LEADERS. $1,401,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 21. WHETHER THEY SETTLE IN PORTLAND, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO OR ATLANTA, WARNER PACIFIC GRADUATES WILL POSSESS THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES NEEDED TO EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR CITIES. $1,401,400 A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE 22. Provide significant scholarship opportunitiessuch as the Act Six Learning and Scholarship Initiativefor disadvantaged students. Partner with local businesses to provide students with relevant internship experiences. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE $1,401,400 23. Connect students with internship opportunities throughout Portlandsuch as The Oregon Historical Society, Intuit and Oregon Health and Science Universitythrough our Career and Life Planning Center. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE $1,401,400 24. Hire a Service Learning Coordinator who will be responsible for connecting students with service opportunities throughout the city. In 20092010, Warner Pacific students completed 7,200 hours of community service at more than 20 different sites across Portland, including Oregon Food Bank, Atkinson Elementary School and Portland Rescue Mission. We are currently developing additional service opportunities with both the Luis Palau Association and also the Pioneer Special School. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE $1,401,400 25. A DESIGN FOR URBAN HIGHER EDUCATION FROMWARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE HOW WILL YOU RESPOND TO THISCALL TO ACTION?