Strategic Planning Process

Student Affairs kicked off the strategic planning process in Fall 2018 with a series of Roadmap Studios, which included participation from over 70 members of the Division’s staff. During these interactive workshops, staff was asked to answer two questions:

  • What would the student outcomes be if the Roadmap Priorities were to be achieved?
  • What is the role, if any, of the Division of Student Affairs in helping students achieve these outcomes?

Secondly, the Division shared results from these sessions at an all-staff meeting and asked attendees to further expand upon the themes and ideas that emerged from the studio sessions. Feedback ranged from implementing specific programs to new and creative ideas for future exploration.

Planning Milestones

  • Year 1: Explore and Define Strategic Priorities

    Fall 2018

    • Conducted Roadmap Studios with 70+ Student Affairs staff members

     

    Spring 2019

    • Identified goals, priorities and outcomes with a foundation of Administrative Excellence

  • Year2: Design and Plan Initiatives

    Summer 2019

    • Set unit-level goals to achieve elements of Administrative Excellence
    • Develop Assessment Committee
    • Plan to launch Divisional Priority Teams

     

    Fall 2019

    • Launch strategic goals and priorities to the entire Division
    • Deploy Wellness & Resiliency Divisional Priority Team
    • Develop a detailed assessment plan to track Divisional Priorities
    • Plan to launch Resource Planning & Development Committee

     

    Spring 2020

    • Implement Wellness & Resiliency Tactics
    • Deploy Diversity & Inclusion Divisional Priority Team
    • Deploy Transitions & Connection Divisional Priority Team

     

    Summer 2020

    • Formally review and make necessary updates to plan

  • Year 3: Implement and Assess

    Fall 2020

    • Deploy Student Engagement Divisional Priority Team
    • Focused implementation of Divisional Priority Teams’ recommendations

     

    Spring 2021

    • Continue implementation of Divisional Priority Teams’ recommendations

     

    Summer 2021

    • Review assessment findings and calibrate strategy

  • Year 4: Continue to Implement and Assess

    • Continue implementation of Divisional Priority Teams’ recommendations
    • Review assessment findings and calibrate strategy

  • Year 5: Review and Plan for Future

    • Full analysis of plan and recommendations for future work