"Proper planning prevents poor performance" Author Unknown
Planning is a basic function of all successful organizations and the Division of Student Affairs has been working hard to clarify what the Division will do and how it will connect actions to the University's vision of being the "nation's best transformative learning community."
The Division's strategic plan is guided by strategic priorities of student success, student engagement, student support, staff development, collaboration, and technology. A flowchart reflecting the strategic planning process is provided by clicking on the hyperlink.
The housing master planning initiative is a collaborative program between the Division and the university's Division of Finance and Administration. The purpose of the plan is "to improve the residential experience and the comprehensive living-learning environment."
In addition to enhancing the connection between the Division and University to provide a more cohesive approach to holistic student involvement, these plans align the Division with the best practices in the field of student affairs and guides the professional development of its' staff.
Key documents associated with Ohio University that will guide the Division's actions include:
Ohio University's Core Values (Page 2 in AQIP Systems Portfolio, 2010);
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). Student out-of-class learning, otherwise known as co-curricular learning, is a key focus of the Division's strategic plan. The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has established learning outcomes and domains and dimensions to support the development of learning outcomes associated with out-of-class learning.
Planning for professional development is facilitated by professional competencies developed by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the American College Personnel Association-International (ACPA).
Presentations on strategic planning: