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Vision

The creation of a transformational collaborative approach to facilitate a culture of wellness for ECU students, faculty and staff.

Mission

To support policy and environmental change that will incorporate a culture of wellness into the strategic planning priorities/directions of the University.

Goals and/or Objectives

  • Assist in the development of a nationally recognized employee wellness program for ECU faculty and staff.
  • Identify and define the components of a “culture of wellness”.
  • Assist in the development of policies and strategies to support wellness initiatives for students, faculty and staff.
  • Identify and disseminate evidenced based strategies and resources to improve the health and well-being of ECU students, faculty and staff.
  • Promote transdisciplinary wellness partnerships, collaborations, education, and initiatives across the University.
  • Develop and articulate a vision for campus well-being across eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual, financial, occupational, environmental, and physical.
  • Explore the benefits and resources available through the Building Healthy Academic Communities Consortium.
  • Explore the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services offered by Human Resources and promote effective marketing strategies to enhance awareness.
  • Explore the resources available through the North Carolina Prevention Partners and avenues for collaboration and recognition.
  • Assist in the explanation and understanding of the State Health Plan and wellness related programs, benefits, and opportunities.
  • Develop a web presence for the University Wellness Committee to include membership, purpose, campus resources, dimensions of wellness, and other news/ programs.
  • Support and encourage evidence based programs and research to enhance the well-being of ECU students.

Committee Priorities

  • 2014-2015 Committee Priorities
  • Create awareness of UWC
  • Develop webpages related to "Wellness" at ECU
  • Develop structure for inventory of wellness activities (including research studies)
  • Put out call for description of activities in inventory
  • Assist IPAR in assessment of wellness activities (especially those related to employee/workplace wellness - mentioned in the Beyond Tomorrow strategic planning document
  • Submit Annual Report of UWC activities to Vice Chancellor Horns and Vice Chancellor Hardy
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About the University Wellness Committee

The University Wellness Committee started as the Advisory Council Team-for-Wellness Education Leadership (ACT-WEL). ACT-WEL accomplished much on campus in large part due to the efforts of Mike McCammon, Karen Warren, Nance Mize, Martha Dartt, ...

Current Members

Nance Mize, M.S.-Exercise Physiology (UWC, Co-Chair)
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness
mizen@ecu.edu / 252-328-1574

Paul Berry, M.D. (UWC, Co-Chair)
Director, Office of Prospective Health
barryp@ecu.edu / 252-

Georgia Childs, MAEd.
Associate Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness-Campus Wellness
childsg@ecu.edu / 252-328-5172

Mike McCammon, M.S.-Exercise Physiology
Teaching Instructor, Assistant Director-Human Performance Lab, Kinesiology
mccammonm@ecu.edu / 252-

Martha

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