Student Affairs Strategic Plan
Student Affairs is committed to being a global leader in developing students through innovative, holistic, and transformative best practices to become change agents who inspire, motivate, and create a better world.
Student Affairs will provide a transformative experience for current and future world-class change agents through innovative and collaborative partnerships.
Strategic Themes and Objectives
Strategic Theme 1: Transform the student experience
OBJECTIVES PROGRESS Create and sustain a culture of student success by reducing and removing barriers 2020-2021 Bridge the gap between enrollment and graduation by strengthening the infrastructure designed to support basic needs and student well-being 2020-2021 Develop and implement new or reimagined signature events, campus traditions, etc. Support the development of new or renovated student success facilities Enhance the student employment experience through a unified focus on learning outcomes and performance metrics Elevate and strengthen the student experience through the implementation and assessment of high impact practice Provide evidence-based programs and services to support students' health, mental health, and wellbeing
Strategic Theme 2: Creating collaborative partnerships
OBJECTIVES PROGRESS Each department in the Division will identify key campus stakeholders and community partners and establish three (3) meaningful campus or community partnerships Partner with key stakeholders (i.e. students, faculty, staff, alumni) to improve the student experience and promote academic success Develop partnerships with student affairs divisions across the nation and/or around the world to learn about, share, benchmark, and implement best practices The Division and its departments will establish or expand advisory boards to include more perspective and expertise in creating a culture that supports student engagement and success Establish a Faculty Partnership position to support innovative strategies developed between academic affairs and student affairs Student Affairs will collaborate with University Advancement, Government Relations and other key campus stakeholders to advance community engagement and student success
Strategic Theme 3: Establishing organizational excellence
OBJECTIVES PROGRESS Establish a staff development committee to plan, implement, and coordinate Division-wide professional development activities, programs and initiatives 2020-2021 Develop and implement comprehensive on-boarding programs for all new team members Every full-time employee in the Division will create an annual professional development plan Recognize and celebrate high performing teams and staff while providing opportunities for departments in the Division to showcase programs, services, and initiatives locally, regionally, and nationally 2020-2021 Review and revise (as necessary) practices, policies, procedures, job descriptions, and other Division operational documents to ensure alignment with its vision, mission, strategic themes, and objectives Develop and implement a Student Affairs marketing and communications plan to highlight its on-going work and to "tell the story" Create a comprehensive development plan, including advancement and grant writing activities to diversify sources of funding and promote long-term fiscal sustainability Establish and staff an assessment office to support best practices and continuous quality improvement 2020-2021
- Strategic Theme 4: Fostering and advancing social justice