Planning & Assessment
Division of Student Affairs Reach Higher 2025 Committee
The Division of Student Affairs is revisiting our strategic planning to better align with Reach Higher 2025. The newly formed DSA Reach Higher Committee will be working on this effort.
- Identify a DSA Reach Higher Committee (March 2022)- Completed
- Mission, Vision, Values Review and Finalization (Apr/May/June 2022) Completed
- Contributing to Reach Higher 2025's Three Commitments (June/July/Aug 2022)
- Refining DSA Strategic Priorities (July/August 2022)
- Final Plan & Implementation (Sept/October 2022)
DSA Reach Higher 2025 Committee
Melissa Baker-Boosamra, Office of Student Life
Kyle Boone, Housing & Residence Life
Amy Campbell, Recreation and Wellness
Kate Harmon, Dean of Students Office
Jeremy Paul, Office of Student Life
Katie Perschbacher, Dean of Students Office
Daphnea Sutherland, Children's Enrichment Center
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.
GVSU Division of Student Affairs Assessment Process (July 2019)
The Division of Student Affairs’ work is guided by GVSU’s institutional mission, the Academic and Student Affairs mission, as well as our divisional mission, vision, and values; this work directs the efforts of our individual units as we partner with students.
In order to advance our mission and vision, we set strategic objectives that we report on annually. Acknowledging our commitment to student learning outside the classroom setting, we have developed a set of student learning outcomes that are foundational to our work, and which we also report on annually (like our strategic objectives). Each of the units within Student Affairs develop unit missions, visions, and values specific to those areas. Through an annual reporting process for both strategic planning and student learning, units stay committed to a culture of continuous improvement. Within our unit strategic plans, units evaluate ongoing efforts to support students and report on objectives (e.g. utilization, satisfaction, student learning). Within unit student learning outcomes (or student-centered outcomes), units report annually on at least 1-2 student learning outcomes influenced by the divisional student learning outcomes.
Each year, in order to complete assessment expectations, Student Affairs staff must make meaning of what we learned during the assessment process (utilizing data to inform decisions, planning action as a result of decisions, describing significance of findings and implications for future work).