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Strategic Plan for Student Affairs

Mission

To elevate, challenge, and empower all learners to develop their passions and purpose in a healthy, inclusive, and equitable environment. The Division of Student Affairs positively impacts the university through engaging experiential learning and exceptional student support.

Vision

Every learner will belong, persist, and create meaningful lives, careers, and communities.  

Values Statement

As student affairs professionals, we value:  


Planning Process

PLANNING & ASSESSMENT PROCESS


Collaboration

The Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan is a living document linked to the University Strategic Plan.  Progress updates are added annually to support the GVSU Strategic Plan and Reach Higher 2025.

Building Capacity

The process of division assessment includes self-assessment, benchmarking, external review, and action plan results. 

Commitments

Empowered Educational Experience

Key Performance Indicator

Student Retention First Year Students

Baseline

Fall 2023 participation during the first six weeks

Description

Revise orientation, summer modules, and first six weeks activities to enhance student retention for first year students


Key Performance Indicator

Sense of Belonging In DSA

Baseline

Student Affairs 62.2% January 2023

Description

Increase personal sense of belonging in DSA for employees from 62.2 %. Progress (2023) 78.4%

Progress - Fall 2023

Increased Personal Sense of Belonging

Personal Sense of Belonging Satisfied or Very Satisfied is at 78,4% for the Division of Student Affairs. GVSU All - 72.5% Baseline was 62.2% for Division of Student Affairs.

Progress - Fall 2023

Personal Sense of Belonging

Personal Sense of Belonging Satisfied or Very Satisfied is at 78,4% for the Division of Student Affairs. GVSU All - 72.5%


Key Performance Indicator

Student Co-Curricular Learning

Baseline

Determine participation baseline.

Description

Improve learning experiences through co-curricular opportunities that help achieve learner outcomes for all participants. Specifically for student employment. DSA Marketing Committee will measure progress.


Key Performance Indicator

Student and Parent Awareness of Campus Resources

Baseline

Determine participation baseline.

Description

Create a comprehensive communication strategy for students and parents. Conduct student and parent surveys to determine awareness of resources (i.e., DSA Newsletters).


Key Performance Indicator

Division Communication Strategy

Baseline

Determine participation baseline.

Description

Consolidate Division of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing. Develop a complete annual inventory of methods used for communication.


Key Performance Indicator

Access for low-income students

Baseline

Determine participation baseline.

Description

Remove barriers to programs and services for low-income students that inhibit participation; fees, hours, and frequency


Lifetime of Learning (25+ Enrollment)

Key Performance Indicator

Well-being and Inclusion leadership

Baseline

Goal 100% completion

Description

Hire an AVP for Student Affairs well-being & inclusion.

Progress - Fall 2023

Hired AVP for Well-Being and Inclusion

A search was completed to hire a new Assistant Vice President for Well-Being and Inclusion


Key Performance Indicator

Health and Wellness Institutional Benchmarking

Baseline

Increase participation of prior ACHA survey participation

Description

Increase student participation in the ACHA survey. Share ACHA survey with campus and community partners.


Key Performance Indicator

Division of Student Affairs student well-being strategy

Baseline

AVP for student well-being collective

Description

Well-being collective will develop and advance a strategic plan for student well-being. Strategic Plan for Student Health & Well-being.


Culture of Educational Equity (CEE)

Key Performance Indicator

Cultural Competence

Baseline

Goal 100% completion

Description

Build cultural competency into job descriptions of all DSA employees. DSA will report on DEI-AB progress by unit.

Progress - Fall 2023

Begun process to review all Student Affairs Job Descriptions

Currently all Student Affairs Job Descriptions are being updated to include DEI-AB language.

Progress - Fall 2023

DEI-AB added to all Student Affairs professional staff evaluations.

Each Student Affairs professional has added at least one professional and personal DEI-AB goal to their performance plans.

Progress - Fall 2023

DEI-AB added to all Student Affairs professional staff evaluations.

Each Student Affairs professional has added at least one professional and personal DEI-AB goal to their performance plans.

Progress - Fall 2023

Employees of Color

Division has increased the percentage of employees of color to 20.3


Key Performance Indicator

Cultural Professional Development

Baseline

Goal 100% completion

Description

Every employee will have a personal and professional development goal around diversity. DSA DEIB Committee will collect division progress quarterly through surveys and department reports.


Key Performance Indicator

Employment Equity Strategy

Baseline

Increase DSA employees - HR OIA and I & E

Description

Increase employees of color within the Division of Student Affairs. Measure progress based on university employee information. DSA employees of color are currently at 20.3% within the division. The goal is to be above 18.8%


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