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Student Affairs Commitment to the University Strategic Goal Implementation

1. Increase opportunities for student access and success.
The Division demonstrates its commitment to this goal by:

  1. Improving the quality and quantity of the undergraduate student population by utilizing all resources consistent with campus enrollment goals.
  2. Implementing activities, which support the recruitment and retention of minority or special interest students, faculty, staff, and organizations.
  3. Providing services aimed at removing personal barriers to student’s academic success.
  4. Encouraging student participation in campus activities and organizations.
  5. Providing and maintaining efficient and effective enrollment, matriculation, and graduation processes and services.
  6. Supporting and enhancing the learning process, student success and life planning through varied student services and activities.
  7. Enhancing academic support by providing easy access to technology.
  8. Facilitating development of ethical leadership skills.
  9. Providing opportunities that facilitate healthy decision-making and personal development.
  10. Providing advocacy for students throughout the University community.
  11. Providing programs and services that address critical issues requiring specialized attention.
  12. Encouraging collaborations and linking of resources.
  13. Assisting students in career planning and development activities.

2. Ensure quality and accountability
The Division demonstrates its commitment to this goal by:

  1. Sustaining a customer service environment in the implementation of programs, services, and activities.
  2. Maintaining updated policies and procedures in all service areas to assure accurate information is available for review.
  3. Empowering front line staff and end users to participate in policy planning and implementation
  4. Providing appropriate training for students and staff in relation to their specific department/functions.
  5. Recognizing leadership qualities and reinforcing responsible behavior of students and staff.

3. Enhance Services to community and state.
The Division demonstrates its commitment to this goal by:

  1. Providing facilities, services, and activities to meet the needs and interests of University stakeholders.
  2. Promoting programs and services that support business development opportunities.

4. Manage fiscal resources
The Division demonstrates its commitment to this goal by:

  1. Providing facilities, services, and activities to meet the needs and interests of University stakeholders.
  2. Encouraging collaborations and linking of resources.

5. Increase recognition and visibility of university
The Division demonstrates its commitment to this goal by:

  1. Supporting events that provide cultural and social interaction on campus and throughout the region.
  2. Expanding opportunities for student and staff participation in academic, government, social, service, athletic and community sponsored programs.
  3. Implementing activities, which support the recruitment and retention of minority or special interest students, faculty, staff, and organizations.
  4. Expanding programs and activities that involve student and staff families and members of the general community.
  5. Promoting programs and services that support business development opportunities.
  6. Promoting alumni and community collaborations with student organizations and staff.
  7. Assisting students in career planning and development activities.

6. Enhance sense of university community
The Division demonstrates its commitment to this goal by:

  1. Promoting the commonly shared values contained in the Nicholls Creed.
  2. Establishing and practicing inclusive participatory governance.
  3. Disseminating and implementing policies and procedures in a manner that encourages individual and collective student development.
  4. Expanding opportunities for student and staff participation in academic, government, social, service, athletic and community sponsored programs.

7. Promote a diverse university community to provide an enriched and challenging educational experience.
The Division demonstrates its commitment to this goal by:
Supporting and enhancing the learning process, student success and life planning through varied student services and activities.
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