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Strategic Plan

Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan

Built with a shared vision and renewed energy for the future of Ohio University student support services, the Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan is a united commitment to maximize the potential of each department as we passionately care for our students.

The division's 15-month strategic planning process was initiated in 2017 and culminated in March 2018, with the publication of the 2018 Strategic Plan for Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs. The plan is a blueprint for the future of Student Affairs at Ohio University and guides our decision-making, informs our investments and directs the work that we undertake on a daily basis.

Strategic Plan year one updates infographiC [PDF]

Strategic Plan year two updates infographiC [PDF]



2021 Strategic Plan Refresh

During the spring and summer of 2021, DOSA will embark on a strategic plan refresh. The refresh will be primarily through the lens of well-being. What does this mean? Practically, it means there will be a kick-off event in April with guest speaker Dr. Nance Lucas, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University, and visioning sessions in May. All DOSA staff and key partners will be invited to these sessions. At the April session, we will review the framework and how it is grounded in the larger well-being literature. And, at the May event, we want to get your input on where DOSA should be with well-being in the future by collecting your ideas for key work and milestones. To help with this work,  a new well-being task force will form to help write the key objectives for the strategic plan refresh. 

You may be wondering what will happen to the current committees. The work of equity and social justice in the workplace, assessment of student learning, and supporting students towards retention and graduation will continue. How it is done may shift. This will be defined in the refresh. And, pending all goes according to schedule, the update will be ready to launch for the fall semester. 


For additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact Imants Jaunarajs, jaunaraj@ohio.edu, or Cindy Cogswell, cogswell@ohio.edu

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Breakthrough Objectives

1. Equity & Social Justice

2. Learning Goals

3. Retention & Graduation

View the Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs[PDF]