Faculty and Staff Passport Program
Between teaching, advising students, answering phones calls, etc. how does the faculty and staff at Globe-La Crosse find time to learn new tips and meet new employees? Well, they buy a ticket to fly across the Globe of course.
Campus Culture and Climate Committee members David Thom, Financial Aid Director; Kathy Sims, Service Learning Coordinator; Brady Lowe, Communications and Community Relations; and Jodie Liedke, General Education Coordinator (aka the Travel Directors) created the “Around the Globe Passport Program” at Globe-La Crosse. The travel program helps employees at their campus get to know each other and learn a new process while adventuring around the globe in a fun and competitive manner.
Employees picked up a passport and photo ID from the committee at the beginning of the Spring 2012 quarter. The passport gives them options to stop at different destinations (countries/departments) where they learn a new task from another employee:
- Learn how to incorporate service learning into your classroom
- Learn a tip on how to boost attendance
- Learn how to promote career assistance
- Learn possible community events you can get involved with
- Learn to nominate a “Student of the Month” . . .
Faculty and staff track their progress and other’s throughout the quarter by moving their designated game piece (passport photo ID) on a world map.
Participants who complete the learning process during the quarter are awarded a ticket for a “Free JEANS DAY” and are put into a drawing for a prize.
Through programs like this and others, the committee’s goal is to assist in the professional and personal development of all GU-La Crosse campus employees to ensure they are working effectively towards the “We Care” mission, and to, of course, have some fun in the process.