Planning & Assessment
Areas that support student success must be thoughtfully planned in support of the Grand Valley mission and aligned with university accreditation standards of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in order to continue to provide a high quality, student-centered experience.
Planning & Assessment
The Division of Student Services uses information provided by the Office of Institutional Analysis and Division of Inclusion and Equity to provide relevant programs and services for the Lakers of today.
- Annual Strategic Plan Objective Update (Assigned: Dean of Students Office- Annual, February)
- Annual Update of Student Centered Outcome Reporting (Assigned: Departments- Annual, May)
- Review of Student Centered Outcome Reporting (Assigned: Departments- Every 2 years, Due 12/17 and 12/19)
- Strategic Plan Self-Study Report (Assigned: Dean of Students Office- Every 5-6 years, Due 12/21)
- Good News Quarterly Reporting (Assigned: Departments- October, January, April, June)
- Performance Development Plan- ePDP Annual Planning (Assigned: Departments- September, March, April)
- Co-Curricular Reporting (Assigned: Departments- Annual, June)
- Involvement Retention Reporting (Assigned: Departments- Annual, June)
- Year-End Summary/Enhanced Learning Experience Report (Assigned: Departments- Annual, July)
- Program Review Cycle (Assigned: Departments- Ongoing)
In alignment with Strategic Plan Objective 2.C.1 (GVSU Division of Student Services will implement current national professional competencies/standards for student success), the Division of Student Services involves each of its departments in a program review cycle for internal assessment purposes. The process of program review includes: self-assessment, benchmarking, external reviewer visit, and action plan.
The self-assessment component involves modified use of the Self-Assessment Guide created by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).
- Winter 2017: Office of Student Life: Fraternity/Sorority Life
- Fall 2017: Housing & Residence Life, Campus Recreation, Office of Student Life, Pew Campus Student Services, University Counseling Center (IACS)
- Winter 2018: Children’s Enrichment Center (NAEYC), Student Conduct, Intervention, & Support, Health/Wellness Services, Student Ombuds
- Fall 2018: Career Center, College Student Affairs Leadership, Student Academic Success Center
- Winter 2021: University Counseling Center (APA)
The Division of Student Services develops programs and initiatives around the robust set of Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) Essential Learning Outcomes as articulated by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes:
- Critical Thinking
- Civic Responsibility
- Ethical Reasoning
- Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
- Integrative learning
- Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
These learning outcomes are used by Student Services departments for division co-curricular programming and University Assessment Committee (UAC) student centered outcome (SCO) reporting.