The creation of a transformational collaborative approach to facilitate a culture of wellness for ECU students, faculty and staff.
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.
- 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
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, ...
Nance Mize, M.S.-Exercise Physiology (UWC, Co-Chair)
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness
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Paul Berry, M.D. (UWC, Co-Chair)
Director, Office of Prospective Health
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Georgia Childs, MAEd.
Associate Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness-Campus Wellness
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Mike McCammon, M.S.-Exercise Physiology
Teaching Instructor, Assistant Director-Human Performance Lab, Kinesiology
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