Student Affairs Mission, Strategic Priorities and Goals

Student Affairs Mission, Strategic Priorities and Goals


The mission of the division of Student Affairs at Bloomsburg University is to facilitate a university experience integral to student success. As educators, Student Affairs professionals intentionally develop an environment contributing to a student’s learning and leadership, as well as personal and professional development.

Strategic Priorities (2011-15)

Strategic Issue 1: Enhancing academic excellence

    Student Affairs engages in intentional partnerships throughout our campus community to deepen academic activities and foster a successful educational environment.

Strategic Issue 2: Achieving excellence while ensuring fiscal sustainability

    Student Affairs is committed to the efficient use of resources, while seeking entrepreneurial opportunities to provide high quality programs and services for our students and community.

Strategic Issue 3: Designing an enrollment vision in terms of demand, program mix and capacity

    Student Affairs actively shapes enrollment through relevant admission practices and creates a student-centered environment conducive to recruitment and retention.

Strategic Issue 4: Fostering and developing a strong sense of community

    Student Affairs cultivates an environment that encourages students to view themselves as a part of a larger world. Our community values engagement, leadership, diversity, inclusivity, civility, wellness, self-reliance and compassion.

Strategic Goals (2011-15)

Strategic Issue 1: Enhancing Academic Excellence

    Increase collaboration with academic affairs through the new general education curriculum
    • Form division committee to encourage and develop proposals for submission to the Gen Ed committee

    Identify partnership opportunities with academic affairs

    • Redesign and increase Living and Learning communities
    • Engage in the ongoing development of the University seminar and other first-year experiences
    • Strengthen collaboration with faculty on out-of-classroom high-impact learning opportunities such as service learning and career development

    Explore current student leadership models and define a coordinated approach for BU students

Strategic Issue 2: Achieving excellence while ensuring fiscal sustainability

    Explore more collaborative programming and leadership opportunities

    Regularly evaluate our programs and services for improvement opportunities

    Identify creative ways to secure funding sources outside of the university

Strategic Issue 3: Designing an enrollment vision in terms of demand, program mix and capacity

    Create a campus life that supports enrollment management and performance funding targets

    Assure Student Affairs programs and services adjust to changing demographics

Strategic Issue 4: Fostering and developing a strong sense of community

    Model and articulate expectations for social and civic responsibility, on and off campus

    Create and assess student learning outcomes related to social and civic responsibility