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Division of Student Affairs

2014 Goals

1.   Enroll a fall 2014 first-time freshman class of at least 1,150 students with an average ACT score equal to or above the state and national averages.

2.   Increase the number of veterans enrolling in Nicholls for fall 2014 by five percent as compared to fall 2013.

3.   Maintain the number of first-time, full-time minority scholarship students enrolling fall 2014 as compared to fall 2013.

4.   Increase the number of on-campus students packaged for financial aid by 2% comparing July 1 figures for 2014 vs. 2013.

5.   Implement landscape program for auxiliary service units.

6.   Develop a long-term facility plan for the Student Union Complex including renovations of the Game Room and Racquetball Court areas of the Student Union.

7.   Increase by 1% the rate of first-time, full-time freshmen admitted for fall 2014 and retained for the spring semester 2015, when compared to the fall 2013 entering class.

8.   Increase the number of items receiving satisfaction rates which meet or exceed the national average rating for the student satisfaction as reported on the Noel Levitz Survey or comparable nationally recognized  assessment tool for 2013-2014 as compared to 2012-2103.

9.   Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.

10. Increase income 2% for auxiliary budget units for fiscal year 2014-2015 as compared to 2013-2014.

11. Increase Continuing Education program participant levels by 5% for 2014 as compared to 2013.

13. Complete the preliminary planning process for development of a multi-purpose Continuing Education facility and program.

14  Update campus action plan in response to Greek Assessment Program Report (result of Franklin Square initiative).

15. Increase division-wide “Green” initiatives, including reduction of paper and other consumable operating cost.

16. Increase Recreation Center Memberships by 5% for 2014 as compared to 2013.

17. Expand the campus security camera system to include additional student union, housing and food service security areas.

18.  Increase the number of crime prevention and education programs implemented as part of the campus community police program.

19.  Develop at least one student activity/service agreement with Fletcher Community College.

20. Career Services will increase collaboration with Academic Affairs to secure job placement data for graduates and to communicate current and future workforce demands for graduates.

21.  Develop and begin implementation an annual calendar for the Veterans Services Program.

22. Purchase and implement essential software management programs for auxiliary units which enable on-line payment of fees and charges.

23.  Implement electronic collection system for faculty/staff parking fines.

24. Complete development of and begin implementation of a renovation plan for Ellender Hall.

25. Develop and implement a disability services awareness program for faculty, staff and students.

2013 Goals

1.   Enroll a fall 2013 first-time freshman class of at least 1,150 students with an average ACT score equal to or above the state and national averages.

2.   Increase the number of veterans enrolling in Nicholls for fall 2013 by five percent as compared to fall 2012.

3.   Maintain the number of first-time, full-time minority scholarship students enrolling fall 2013 as compared to fall 2012.

4.   Increase the number of packaged financial aid students by 5% comparing August 1 figures for 2013 vs. 2012.

5.   Implement landscape program for auxiliary service units.

6.   Complete Planning for renovation of Game Room and Racquetball Court areas of the Student Union.

7.   Increase by 1% the rate of first-time, full-time freshmen admitted for fall 2013 and retained for the spring semester 2014, when compared to the fall 2012 entering class.

8.   Increase the number of items receiving satisfaction rates which meet or exceed the national average rating for the ACT Student Satisfaction Survey or comparable nationally recognized  assessment tool for 2012-2013 as compared to 2009-2010.

9.   Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.

10. Increase income 2% for auxiliary budget units for fiscal year 2013-2014 as compared to 2012-2013.

11. Maintain or exceed Continuing Education programming levels 2012-2013 vs. 2010-2011.

12. Develop long-term facility plan for the Student Union.

13. Complete the preliminary planning process for development of a multi-purpose Continuing Education facility and program.

14  Update campus action plan in response to Greek Assessment Program Report (result of Franklin Square initiative).

15. Increase division-wide “Green” initiatives, including reduction of paper and other consumable operating cost.

16. Increase Recreation Center Memberships by 5% for 2013-2014 as compared to 2012-2013.

17. Expand the campus security camera system to include additional student union and food service security areas..

18.  Implement a proactive community police program for residence hall areas.

19.  Develop at least one student activity/service agreement with Fletcher Community College.

20. Career Services will collaborate with Academic Affairs to secure job placement data for graduates and to communicate current and future workforce demands for graduates.

21.  Develop and begin implementation an annual calendar for the Veterans Services Program.

22. Purchase and implement essential software management programs for auxiliary units.

23.  Implement electronic collection system for faculty/staff parking fines.

2012 Goals

1.   Enroll a fall 2012 first-time freshman class of at least 1,150 students with an average ACT score equal to or above the state and national averages.

2.   Increase the number of veterans enrolling in Nicholls for fall 2012 by five percent as compared to fall 2010.

3.   Maintain the number of first-time, full-time minority scholarship students enrolling fall 2012 as compared to fall 2010.

4.   Increase the number of packaged financial aid students by 5% comparing August 1 figures for 2012 vs. 2010.

5.   Implement landscape program for auxiliary service units.

6.   Renovate old Career Services area of Student Union for use as meeting and banquet facility.

7.   Increase by 1% the rate of first-time, full-time freshmen admitted for fall 2011 and retained for the spring semester 2012, when compared to the fall 2009 entering class.

8.   Increase the number of items receiving satisfaction rates which meet or exceed the national average rating for the Act Student Satisfaction Survey for 2011-2012 as compared to 2009-2010.

9.   Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.

10. Increase income 1% for auxiliary budget units for fiscal year 2011-2012 by increasing consumer use numbers.

11. Maintain or exceed Continuing Education programming levels 2011-2012 vs. 2010-2011.

12. Complete year two of the renovation plan for two existing residence halls, Calecas and Ellender.

13. Develop long-term facility and activities program plan for the Student Union

14. Complete the preliminary planning process for development of a multi-purpose Continuing Education facility and program.

15. Engage in long-term planning for Auxiliary Service Units to meet the  needs of students, faculty and staff for 2015 and beyond.

16. Update campus action plan in response to Greek Assessment Program Report (result of Franklin Square initiative).

17. Increase division-wide “Green” initiatives, including reduction of paper and other consumable operating cost.

18. Successfully implement Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services budget reduction and transition plan.

19.  Complete Development Operations Plan for the Recreation Center.

20.  Expand the campus security camera system to include all of the La Maison du Bayou Complex.

21.  Implement a proactive community police program for residence hall areas.

22.  Develop at least one student activity/service agreement with Fletcher Community College.

23.  Implement on-site psychological mediation evaluations and provisions for Health Services and Counseling Services.

24.  Career Services will collaborate with Academic Affairs to secure job placement data for graduates and to communicate current and future workforce demands for graduates.

25.  Develop and begin implementation of a comprehensive Veterans Services Program.

 

 

2011 Goals

  1. Enroll a fall 2011 first-time freshman class of at least 1,170 students with an average ACT score equal to or above the state and national averages.
  2. Increase the number of veterans enrolling in Nicholls for fall 2011 by five percent as compared to fall 2010.
  3. Maintain the number of first-time, full-time minority scholarship students enrolling fall 2011 as compared to fall 2010.
  4. Increase the number of packaged financial aid students by 5% comparing August 1 figures for 2011 vs. 2010.
  5. Reactivate and engage the Campus Recreation Advisory Committee.
  6. Implement landscape program for auxiliary service units.
  7. Complete construction and open a food service facility in the Gouaux/Ayo Hall area of campus by the conclusion of the fall 2010 semester.
  8. Implement a food service program for the Student Engagement Center located in Peltier Hall for the fall 2010 semester.
  9. Renovate old Career Services area of Student Union for use as meeting and banquet facility.
  10.  Increase by 1% the rate of first-time, full-time freshmen admitted for fall 2010 and retained for the spring semester 2011, when compared to the fall 2009 entering class.
  11. Increase the number of items receiving satisfaction rates which meet or exceed the national average rating for the Act Student Satisfaction Survey for 2010-2011 as compared to 2009-2010.
  12. Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.
  13. Increase income 1% for auxiliary budget units for fiscal year 2011-2012 by increasing consumer use numbers.
  14. Maintain or exceed Continuing Education programming levels 2010-2011 vs. 2009-2010.
  15. Complete year two of the renovation plan for two existing residence halls, Calecas and Ellender.
  16. Develop long-term facility and activities program plan for the Student Union
  17. Complete the preliminary planning process for development of a multi-purpose Continuing Education facility and program.
  18. Engage in long-term planning analysis for meeting housing needs of students, faculty and staff for 2015 and beyond.
  19. Update campus action plan in response to Greek Assessment Program Report (result of Franklin Square initiative).
  20. Increase division-wide “Green” initiatives, including reduction of paper and other consumable operating cost.
  21. Successfully implement Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services budget reduction and transition plan.
  22. Expand Health Services Program to offer services to faculty and staff.
  23. Complete Development Operations Plan for the Recreation Center.
  24. Expand the campus security camera system to include all of the La Maison du Bayou Complex.
  25. Implement a proactive community police program for residence hall areas.
  26. Develop at least one student activity/service agreement with Fletcher Community College.

 

2010 Fall Goals

  1. Increase by 1% the rate of first-time, full-time freshmen admitted for fall 2010 and retained for the spring semester 2011, when compared to the fall 2009 entering class.
  2. Increase the number of items receiving satisfaction rates which meet or exceed the national average rating for the Act Student Satisfaction Survey for 2010-2011 as compared to 2009-2010.
  3. Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.
  4. Increase income 1% for auxiliary budget units for fiscal year 2011-2012 by increasing consumer use numbers.
  5. Maintain or exceed Continuing Education programming levels 2010-2011 vs. 2009-2010.
  6. Complete year two of the renovation plan for two existing residence halls, Calecas and Ellender.
  7. Develop long-term facility and activities program plan for the Student Union
  8. Complete the preliminary planning process for development of a multi-purpose Continuing Education facility and program.
  9. Engage in long-term planning analysis for meeting housing needs of students, faculty and staff for 2015 and beyond.
  10. Update campus action plan in response to Greek Assessment Program Report (result of Franklin Square initiative).
  11. Increase division-wide “Green” initiatives, including reduction of paper and other consumable operating cost.
  12. Successfully implement Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services budget reduction and transition plan.

2010 Goals

  1. Enroll a fall 2010 first-time freshman class of at least 1,250 students with an average ACT score equal to or above the state and national averages.
  2. Increase the number of veterans enrolling in Nicholls for fall 2010 by five percent as compared to fall 2009.
  3. Maintain the number of first-time, full-time minority scholarship students enrolling fall 2010 as compared to fall 2009.
  4. Increase the number of packaged financial aid students by 5% comparing August 1 figures for 2010 vs. 2009.
  5. Complete design and obtain all approvals for the new recreation center and begin construction fall 2010.
  6. Reactivate and engage the Campus Recreation Advisory Committee.
  7. Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.
  8. Implement landscape program for auxiliary service units.
  9. Complete renovation of the retail food service outlets in the Student Union for fall 2010 in response to student feedback.
  10. Develop comprehensive tobacco cessation program for fall 2010 offering to faculty, staff and students.
  11. Enhance the “Nicholls Fit” program offerings for faculty, staff and students.
  12. Complete construction and open a food service facility in the Gouaux/Ayo Hall area of campus by the conclusion of the fall 2010 semester.
  13. Complete renovation of the food service outlet at the LaMaison complex for the opening of the fall 2010 semester.
  14. Implement a food service program for the Student Engagement Center located in Peltier Hall for the fall 2010 semester.
  15. Implement a textbook rental program effective with the fall 2010 semester.
  16. Renovate old Career Services area of Student Union for use as meeting and banquet facility.

2009-2010 Goals

  1. Enroll a fall 2009 first-time freshman class of at least 1,250 students with an average ACT score equal to the national average.
  2. Increase by 1% the rate of first-time, full-time freshmen admitted for fall 2009 and retained for the spring semester 2010, when compared to the fall 2008 entering class.
  3. Maintain the number of first-time, full-time minority scholarship students enrolling fall 2009 as compared to fall 2008.
  4. Increase the number of items receiving satisfaction rates which meet or exceed the national average rating for the Act Student Satisfaction Survey for 2009-2010 as compared to 2008-2009.
  5. Complete design and obtain all approvals for the new recreation center and begin construction spring 2010.
  6. Develop a Veterans Services web page.
  7. Secure professional staff development plans for all unclassified student affairs staff which addresses external and internal staff development activities.
  8. Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.
  9. Reactivate the Red and Gray Program (student ambassador program).
  10. Develop and implement campus “green” program.
  11. Complete the design and implementation of the renovation plan for the old Career Services area in the Student Union.
  12. Develop and implement landscape program for auxiliary service units.
  13. Complete year two of the renovation plan for two existing residence halls, Calecas and Ellender.
  14. Implement campus action plan in response to Greek Assessment Program Report (result of Franklin Square initiative).
  15. Successfully implement Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services budget reduction and transition plan.

2008-2009 Goals

  1. Enroll a fall 2008 first-time freshman class of at least 1,250 students with an average ACT score equal to the national average.
  2. Increase by 1% the rate of first-time, full-time freshmen admitted for fall 2008 and retained for the spring semester 2009, when compared to the fall 2007 entering class.
  3. Increase the number of first-time scholarship students residing on campus for fall 2008 as compared to fall 2007.
  4. Maintain the number of first-time, full-time minority scholarship students enrolling fall 2008 as compared to fall 2007.
  5. Increase the number of international first-time freshmen by 10% (fall 2008 as compared to fall 2007).
  6. Increase the number of items receiving satisfaction rates which meet or exceed the national average rating for the Act Student Satisfaction Survey for 2008-2009 as compared to 2007-2008.
  7. Complete construction and successfully open the new residence halls.
  8. Complete the planning process for and fully implement the three phase campus crisis plan:education/prevention, response and recovery.
  9. Complete design and obtain all approvals for the new recreation center and begin construction spring 2009.
  10. Publish and distribute a Veterans Services brochure.
  11. Secure service learning collaboration agreements with Habitat for Humanity and the Maxine Giardina Charter School (located on campus).
  12. Secure professional staff development plans for all unclassified student affairs staff which addresses external and internal staff development activities.
  13. Increase membership and participation in the Diverse Association of Faculty and Staff, including student leaders.
  14. Continue development and implementation of the campus branding and marketing plan with an emphasis on auxiliary and student support services.
  15. Increase administrative support for the Cheerleader program.
  16. Reactivate the Red and Gray Program (student ambassador program).
  17. Develop and implement campus green program.
  18. Complete the design and implementation of step one of the renovation plan for the Student Union Ballroom, Plantation Suite, and nearby service and support areas for these facilities.
  19. Develop and implement landscape program for auxiliary service units.
  20. Complete year two of the renovation plan for two existing residence halls, Calecas and Ellender.
  21. Fill the Student Life Coordinator/Greek Advisor position.
  22. Implement campus action plan in response to Greek Assessment Program Report (result of Franklin Square initiative).
  23. Increase participation in the annual Student Leadership Seminar.
  24. Increase participation in International Student Services and activities.

Five Year Goals
2006 – 2011

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to offering programs and services that are aligned with Council for Advancement of Standards or other nationally recognized standards.

  • Complete modern facilities for all programs and service units inside the Division of Student Affairs including the centralized housing of area specific services.
  • Create a campus environment that enables the timely evolution and revision of services.
  • Have and maintain 24-hour state-of-the-art technology access for students, faculty, staff, alumni and other users of campus services.
  • Implement programs or services designed to meet or exceed university enrollment goals.
  • Meet or exceed national student satisfaction averages in every Student Affairs unit.
  • Increase outreach and marketing programs designed to improve community interest, participation and support of Nicholls State University.
  • Increase awareness and support of the Nicholls Creed.
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