Strategic Priorities and Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Priorities

  1. Enhance recruitment and retention efforts to increase enrollment
  2. Strengthen student-friendly operations and customer service
  3. Improve diversity and inclusion efforts to provide a safe and inclusive environment for students
  4. Align financial and human resources to operate more effectively and efficiently
  5. Promote student development, engagement, and leadership

 

Strategic priorities alignment with UA Little Rock goals

 

Student Affairs Strategic Priorities UA Little Rock Goals
Priority 1) Enhance recruitment and retention efforts to increase enrollment Goal 1) Prepare students for success

Goal 4) Serve as an active partner in the community

Goal 5) Improve diversity, inclusion, equity, and global understanding in the campus community

Priority 2) Strengthen student-friendly operations and customer service Goal 2) Strengthen and support the human resources and infrastructure necessary to fulfill the UA Little Rock mission
Priority 3) Improve diversity and inclusion efforts to provide a safe and inclusive environment for students Goal 1) Prepare students for success

Goal 5) Improve diversity, inclusion, equity, and global understanding in the campus community

Priority 4) Align financial and human resources to operate more effectively and efficiently Goal 2) Strengthen and support the human resources and infrastructure necessary to fulfill the UA Little Rock mission
Priority 5) Promote student development, engagement, and leadership Goal 1) Prepare students for success

Goal 4) Serve as an active partner in the community


STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Student Learning Outcomes  for 2017-2018

DIVERSITY AWARENESS AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Students will:

  • 1A: Demonstrate respect for cultural and demographic differences
  • 1B: Assess how power and privilege impact themselves and others
  • 1C: Define strategies that emphasize compromise and cooperation
  • 1D: Balances needs of self with needs of others
SOCIO-EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Students will:

  • 2A: Define personal values
  • 2B: Identify self-advocacy skills
  • 2C: Practice personal accountability
  • 2D: Identify barriers to interpersonal communication
PERSONAL WELLNESS

Students will:

  • 3A: Articulate strategies to manage social well-being
  • 3B: Articulate strategies to manage physical well-being
  • 3C: Articulate strategies to manage emotional well-being
  • 3D: Explore issues of purpose and meaning within the context of higher education
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Students will:

  • 4A: Assess obstacles to change
  • 4B: Utilize a process for decision making
  • 4C: Incorporate ethical reasoning into action
  • 4D: Practice sound money management principles

Assessment

  • Each Student Affairs department has developed a strategic plan, including timelines and responsible parties.
  • Each department has identified at least two areas that will be assessed this year.  One will map to a Student Learning Outcome, and one will be focused on program improvement.  For each the departments will identify how the data will be used to make improvements.

Accreditation Efforts

Student Affairs staff serve on eight committees currently working toward HLC accreditation in 2019-2020.

Staff Development

  • Staff members developed professional strategic plans for 2017-18, and supervisors have been encouraged to review these with their direct-reports at least quarterly.
  • Student Affairs implemented a 360 annual review process in April 2017, which involved all staff getting feedback from their supervisor, peers within the division, other peers across campus, students, and when applicable, the staff they themselves supervise.  The results from this process will help focus professional development needs for individual staff, as well as for the division as a whole.