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Strategic Plan

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Student Affairs: Where Students Thrive and Matter

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Vice Chancellor Willie L. Banks, Jr. smiles while looking at the camera

I am so excited to share our new strategic plan that will guide our work for the next three years. I hope that you will take a moment and familiarize yourself with this important plan and realize that we all play a part in creating a dynamic environment for our students to matter and thrive. We cannot do this work without your contributions and support.

Thank you for all that you do!

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Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs


Mission

To enhance an inclusive student experience through holistic programs, services, and opportunities that promote learning, well-being, and community.

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Values »

Our Values represent the Division’s shared beliefs that define, guide, and orient the work and culture of the Division of Student Affairs. Moreover, we commit to demonstrating our values in our collective work, interactions, and engagements with UCI students, campus partners, as well as the community at-large.

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Pillars »

The Strategic Plan Pillars represent important long term, broad areas of focus for the collective work of the Division of Student Affairs. The Pillars also communicate the Division’s priorities and the type of work in which we will engage in over the next three years to fulfill the mission.  The Pillars are supported by measurable goals.


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Introducing the Student Affairs Strategic Plan


Strategic Plan Vocabulary

(Provided by NASPA Advisory Services)

Vision

A short, aspirational statement describing what the efforts of the Division of Student Affairs strives to create. This is the inspiring ideal or “dream” state.

Mission

This is the organizational purpose statement.  It’s describing what you do, how you do it, and why you do it.  It should be present tense, concise, and outcome oriented. 

Values

Our Values represent the Division’s shared beliefs that define, guide, and orient the work and culture of the Division of Student Affairs. Moreover, we commit to demonstrating our values in our collective work, interactions, and engagements with UCI students, campus partners, as well as the community at-large.

Pillars/Strategic Theme

The Strategic Plan Pillars represent important long term, broad areas of focus for the collective work of the Division of Student Affairs. The Pillars also communicate the Division’s priorities and the type of work in which we will engage in over the next three years to fulfill the mission.  The Pillars are supported by measurable goals.


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Chronology

Timeline

  • Winter Quarter 2024 – Strategic Plan Check-in – January 31

  • October 13, 2023Goals Action Plan Due
  • September 12, 2023 – Strategic Plan Kickoff
  • August 30, 2023 – Student Life & Leadership Preview
  • August 29, 2023 – Wellness, Health, & Counseling Goals (canceled/postponed)
  • August 1, 2023 – Strategic Plan Goals Due
  • July 11, 19, 27 – Goal Setting Workshops
  • June 22, 2023 – Auxiliary Services Preview

  • April 13, 2022 – P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. and Survey Data Collection – Strategic Planning Survey Report 
  • Division and Campus Document Review (March 2022)
  • May 10-26 – Remote Interviews – Comprehensive Report 
    Facilitators: VP Denzil Suite, University of Washington and VP Soncia Reagins-Lilly, UT Austin
    Stakeholder groups:
    • Enrollment Management
    • Service Staff (w/ Spanish Language Interpreter)
    • Students
    • Administrative Professionals
    • Wellness, Health, & Counseling AVC Direct Reports
    • Student Life & Leadership AVC Direct Reports
    • OVCSA AVC Direct Reports
    • Auxiliary Services AVC Direct Reports
    • Student Affairs Managers and Directors Group (SAMAG)
    • OVPTL
    • University Advancement
    • Division of Finance and Administration
    • Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
  • August 4 & 5 – Strategic Planning RetreatFacilitators: Abby Vollmer, Director, NASPA Advisory Services & Lea Jarnigin, Independent Higher Education ConsultantInvited Advisory Committee
    • Kabria Allen-Zaiee, Residence Life Coordinator, Student Housing
    • Angela Chen, Director, DREAM Center
    • Adelí Durón, Director, Latinx Resource Center
    • Ed E-Nunu, Director, Sorority & Fraternity Life
    • Meladee Garst, Assistant Director, Counseling Center
    • Brice Kikuchi, Associate Vice Chancellor, Auxiliary Services
    • Jess Leggett, Creative & Marketing Communications Director, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    • Matthew Mallari, Manager of Support Services, Student Health Center
    • Peter Thach, Campus Social Worker, Office of Campus Social Work
  • August 29-September 16 – Strategic Plan Staff Survey
  • October 19 – Strategic Plan Outreach to Food Service and Custodial Staff during Flu Shot Clinic
  • December 13 – Strategic Plan Advisory Board Meeting to Review Survey

Previous Strategic Plan

Visions of Possibility Through 2025