Strategic Plan

As a division, Student Affairs strives to engage the KU community in services and programs that make learning possible. In the fall of 2016, Student Affairs launched a division-wide strategic planning process designed to focus our efforts on providing a KU student experience in which every student is supported by the campus environment, connected to the institution, and prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The culmination of the strategic planning process will result in the 2017 – 2020 Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan—outlining our goals, initiatives, and metrics for the next three years. 

Student Affairs Strategic Planning Process

The Student Affairs strategic planning process consists of six distinct phases and is designed to allow for input and participation at all levels of the division. Further explanation of each phase is provided below.

Six Phase Strategic Plan Process

Phase 1: Establish Strategic Foundation
  • Phase Overview: Establish strategic foundation through the development and evaluation of the division’s mission, vision, and values statements. Mission and vision statements will guide development of the strategic plan.
  • Involved Groups: Student Affairs Leadership Team & Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee
Phase 2: Assess Strategic Position
  • Phase Overview: Collect information and data useful for determining Student Affairs’ current strategic position. Information will assess current initiatives and services, as well as identify opportunities, needs, and trends facing Student Affairs.
  • Involved Groups: Student Affairs Staff (All), Student Affairs Leadership Team, Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee, & Students
Phase 3: Goal, Initiative, and Metric Formulation
  • Phase Overview: Review information and data collected in Phase 2 to develop and finalize strategic goals, initiatives, and metrics.
  • Involved Groups: Student Affairs Staff (All), Student Affairs Leadership Team, & Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee
Phase 4: Strategic Plan Development and Review
  • Phase Overview: Pull all pieces of the strategic plan into one document and share with Student Affairs Leadership Team for review.
  • Involved Groups: Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee & Student Affairs Leadership Team
Phase 5: Strategic Plan Roll Out and Execution
  • Phase Overview: Share completed Student Affairs Strategic Plan with all staff and regularly monitor progress toward goals.
  • Involved Groups: Student Affairs Staff (All), Student Affairs Leadership Team, & Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee
Phase 6: Department Specific Plans and Metrics
  • Phase Overview: Individual Student Affairs departments use the 2017 – 2020 Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan as the foundation for developing/updating department specific strategic plans and metrics.
  • Involved Groups: Student Affairs Staff (All), Student Affairs Leadership Team, & Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee

Timeline

The Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee plans to complete the 2017-2020 Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan during the spring 2017 semester.


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