Title

Resource Navigation for Western Oregon University Students

Date

5-31-2018 8:00 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 10:00 AM

Location

WUC Summit Room

Session Chair

Angie Docherty

Session Chair

Patti Warkentin

Session Title

Leadership in Nursing posters

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Angela Docherty

Abstract

While Monmouth and surrounding areas provide resources for the needs of students at Western Oregon University (WOU), many of these resources aren’t fully utilized due to a lack of awareness about what is available. When surveyed about what needs weren’t being met on the WOU campus, most students mentioned issues that local resources already address such as food scarcity, lack of transportation, access to dental and vision care, and general monetary support. Unmet needs such as these not only affect the mental and physical well-being of students but have a strong likelihood of affecting their academic performance and increase their chances of dropping out of school all together. The aim of this project was to make these resources more available to students by increasing awareness through the use of an online interactive resource map. The map serves as a connection between community stakeholders and students. Each point on the map details the location, its services, and any special considerations made for people in difficult circumstances. The map is available through the WOU Student Affairs web-page to students and the general public and is edit capable to help keep it relevant.

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May 31st, 8:00 AM May 31st, 10:00 AM

Resource Navigation for Western Oregon University Students

WUC Summit Room

While Monmouth and surrounding areas provide resources for the needs of students at Western Oregon University (WOU), many of these resources aren’t fully utilized due to a lack of awareness about what is available. When surveyed about what needs weren’t being met on the WOU campus, most students mentioned issues that local resources already address such as food scarcity, lack of transportation, access to dental and vision care, and general monetary support. Unmet needs such as these not only affect the mental and physical well-being of students but have a strong likelihood of affecting their academic performance and increase their chances of dropping out of school all together. The aim of this project was to make these resources more available to students by increasing awareness through the use of an online interactive resource map. The map serves as a connection between community stakeholders and students. Each point on the map details the location, its services, and any special considerations made for people in difficult circumstances. The map is available through the WOU Student Affairs web-page to students and the general public and is edit capable to help keep it relevant.