Successful Collaboration Between Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

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Part of a series on cross-campus collaboration

Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Leadership, Management
Originally presented on December 4, 2008
This is the archived version

Program Description

This online learning program is designed to help you learn how to create effective partnerships between student affairs and auxiliary departments by understanding the differences and similarities in their professional values and goals. Through this knowledge you will be able to maximize your collaborative efforts and minimize conflicts. Examples of successful collaborations and techniques for building partnerships are discussed.

Presenter Information

Gary Ratcliff serves as the presenter for this session. He is a veteran student affairs and auxiliary administrator who serves as the assistant vice chancellor of studentl life at University of California–San Diego. In this capacity, he oversees 400,000 sq. ft. of college union facilities with more than 20 food and retail operations, and he directs student development programs including leadership, community service, and greek life.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this programs, participants will understand:

  • Similarities and differences of the professional values of student affairs and auxiliary administrators
  • Techniques to collaboration that will maximize partnership and minimize conflicts
  • Various concepts about change and innovation
  • Examples of creative partnerships with between student affairs departments and auxiliaries that can be implemented at other campuses


Updated Feb. 7, 2016