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Strategic Plan

Student Care & Concern

  • Cultivate a campus experience that is characterized by genuine care and concern for our students.
  • Provide empowering programs and services that are characterized by care and support.
  • Provide opportunities for students to discover who they are.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop relationships that are supportive, healthy and developmental (growth-oriented).
  • Offer programs and services that support the unique needs of our students. Unique target audiences include:
    • High at-risk students (first generation, financially challenged or low SES)
    • Commuter students
    • Transfer students


  • Review current sexual assault program and make recommendations for improvement to be implemented in fall 2012. New and revised sexual assault program should address the following focus areas:
    • Preparedness
    • Prevention
    • Response
    • Recovery

Student Engagement (Experiential Learning)

  • Develop a campus environment that optimizes a set of common educational experiences to support student learning and development in all settings – in class and outside class - and is responsive to the whole student.
  • Construct, organize and offer experiential learning opportunities that are designed to integrate students' curricular and co-curricular experience that maximize student involvement and engage students in learning.
  • Provide opportunities for students to translate and apply knowledge, skill, competency and understanding into the context of the student's life and profession (what a student is called to do).


  • FYE
  • Leadership
    • Provide opportunities that expose students to service oriented and social change leadership values and behaviors throughout the university community.
    • Provide opportunities in a wide range of community-based, service oriented and social change leadership activities.
    • Create meaningful connections with the community that enhance students' sense of civic responsibility.
  • Learning Communities
  • Orientation
  • Residential Curriculum/Residence Education
  • Service
  • Vocational Discernment

Multicultural Competence

  • Promote students' awareness and understanding of diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Foster environments (communities) that acknowledge the important role of the various dimensions of identity in college life and beyond.
  • Cultivate a campus culture that embraces racial and interfaith dialogue as a norm.
  • Foster mutual respect for the human dignity of all people and a commitment to social justice.
  • Develop students' skills and competencies to live and work effectively in a diverse world.


  • Implement Intergroup Dialogue (diversity, faith, etc.) program

Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Provide programs and services that produce optimum health outcomes for college students and campus communities.
  • Develop a campus climate that promotes a healthy mind, body and spirit through collaboration, program implementation and campus outreach.
  • Increase student awareness and understanding of the steps they can take to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Utilize evidence-based knowledge about the health promotions to guide program development.
  • Provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves into social justice and self-reflection activities that cultivate a value system for life.


  • Review current drug and alcohol program and make recommendations for improvement to be implemented in fall 2012. New and revised drug and alcohol program should address the following focus areas
    • Harm Reduction & Healthy Alternatives
    • Education and Awareness
    • Responsibility and Accountability
    • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Spiritual Formation

Divisional Infrastructure

  • Develop organizational capacity to achieve the strategic directions outlined above and cultivate an organizational culture and climate to make it work.
  • Identify, secure and sustain sufficient resources to achieve the strategic directions outlined above.
  • Develop systems, processes and procedures to respond to increasing demands so that we might achieve more (maximize our impact) with fewer resources.
  • Maximize use of technology to increase efficiency and productivity so that we might achieve more with fewer resources.
  • To explore and act upon the powerful range of opportunities for partnerships that can enhance student learning and development.
  • Emphasize the relationship/interconnectivity between program design and evaluation, data collection and analysis and budget decisions that must map/align back to strategic directions.


  • Expand the number of GRAs enrolled in the Higher Ed program.
  • Develop web site.

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