2017-18 Priorities

The Division of Student Affairs supports the university wide commitment to student success through the following priorities and initiatives:

ACCESS: ENSURE STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO AND RECEIVE SUPPORT IN TRANSITIONING TO WSU

  • Enhance support services to better prepare & retain underrepresented students
    • Create intentional marketing and recruitment strategies for Latinx students
  • Engage with students during the time between being admitted to WSU and beginning coursework
    • Connect with students through interest groups between orientation and the beginning of the fall semester
    • Increase enrollment in the Summer Bridge Program
    • Pilot the Nontraditional Student Back to School Boot Camp Program
    • Create an intentional communication plan & calendar of events for the first six weeks of the semester to ensure that, as a division, we are distributing information on relevant events and activities

LEARNING: ENGAGE STUDENTS IN MEANINGFUL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Develop and provide training on advising strategies between Academic and Student Affairs
    • Launch Starfish for tracking and referrals
    • Pilot the early alert portion of Starfish with Veterans and International students
    • Assist in the university wide initiative to contact unaccounted for students by contacting individuals directly tied to our departments 
  • Enhance the Division Peer Mentoring efforts
    • Pilot a Men of Color Mentoring Program
    • Create a baseline of the number of freshman students served in Student Affairs mentoring programs
    • Seek certification of the Division Mentor Program through NASPA Certified Peer Educators (CPE)
  • Explore academic support provided for high fail and high retake classes as identified through the Hobson’s Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) platform
    • Expand and refine tutoring and SI offerings for high fail courses through Hobson's analytics
  • Refine the intentional ways through which we connect students with engagement opportunities
    • Enhance Student Affairs services provided through online mediums
    • Expand co-curricular community engagement
    • Explore using location based marketing to share information about events on campus
  • Enhance the student employment experience
    • Create a baseline of internship opportunities across campus and continue to refine and expand student employee training through various mediums 
    • Design a standardized experience for student employees 
    • Establish a division wide Student Employee Recognition Program

COMMUNITY: PROVIDE STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO BEST ADVANCE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

  • Focus 2017-18 Staff Development Programs on student success
    • Record/stream division monthly meetings and provide next steps for staff to incorporate meeting topics into their daily work
  • Launch the Student Affairs Division Fellowship Program
    • Revise and relaunch the Student Affairs Division Staff Mentoring Program 
  • Ensure student user data is available to the division in an accessible format