Around the Globe at Globe-La Crosse

Faculty and Staff Passport Program
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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.
Kathy Sims and Brady Lowe in Front of the Map

Kathy Sims and Brady Lowe in Front of the Map

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.
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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:
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  • 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.
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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.
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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.