Student Affairs Strategic Opportunity Request process exists to identify new opportunities for creating new or enhancing existing programs and services, which align strategically with the Student Affairs Core Themes.


For FY14, 40 initiative proposals were submitted for a total of $1,371,730.91. The quality of proposals, the wealth of ideas, and the needs expressed made the review and recommendation process especially challenging.

Student Affairs Initiative Proposals FY14

Core Theme # of Requests Amount Requested
Advance the Profession/Other 4 $39,600
Student Centeredness 21 $1,005,139
Student Learning & Success 5 $95,530
Student, Staff & Faculty Well-Being 8 $173,070
University & Community Partnerships 1 $3,392
Other 1 $55,000
TOTAL 40 $1,371,731

Initiative Proposals by Number

Pie Chart of Number of Proposals Divided by Core Theme

Proposals by Amount Requested

Pie Chart of Initiative Proposals Divided by Amount Requested

FY14 Funded Initiatives = $181,000

Initiative Proposal Core Theme Funding Requested Amount Funded Funding Status
From Prospect to Successful Student Initiative Student Centeredness $200,000 $50,000 Partially Funded
Financial Literacy Outreach Specialist Student Centeredness $60,752 $40,000 Partially Funded
Student Success & WellnessStudent Centeredness $24,000 $24,000 Fully Funded
Emerging Leaders Program Student Learning & Success $32,000 $32,000 Fully Funded
Leadership Conference Student Learning & Success $15,000 $15,000 Fully Funded
Union Station Cafe: Phase Two Student, Staff & Faculty Well-Being $20,000 $20,000 Fully Funded

FY14 Alternate Initiatives (11 Total)

Initiative ProposalCore ThemeFunding Requested
ACUI Intern SL&LAdvance the Profession$11,000
Accelerating College ReadinessStudent Centeredness$7,861
First Year Experience Faculty in ResidenceStudent Centeredness$104,800
MAP-Works: CollaborationsStudent Centeredness$20,160
On-Campus Living Student InvolvementStudent Centeredness$4,000
Welcome to 2013 - Student Union DenStudent Centeredness$22,000
Seawolf Leadership InstituteStudent Learning & Success$20,000
Gender Neutral RestroomStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$7,200
Live-In Professional Staff WellnessStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$23,500
Traditional Wellness: Wisdom of the EldersStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$3,000
Banner ConsultantOther$55,000

    FY13 Funded Initiatives (15 Total)

Initiative ProposalCore ThemeFunding Requested
Student Affairs New Staff OrientationAdvance the Profession$1,495
Coffee Shop Operated by Student Union & Commuter Student Services with Summer 2013 RemodelStudent Centeredness$60,000
Enhanced Facilities at Native Student Services to Promote the Family Education Model and to address an Identified Health Concern $17,500
Evening Hours for Testing ServicesStudent Centeredness$17,868
Financial Literacy Workshop, Spring 2013Student Centeredness$4,000
Furnishing for the Future of the DenStudent Centeredness$95,000
Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)Student Learning & Success$35,000
Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Spring Student Leadership ConferenceStudent Learning & Success$15,000
Expert Review of UA Student Code of Conduct $17,500
NASFAA Program Review $26,500
SafeZone Student WorkerStudent Learning & Success$5,000
Advocating for Advertisement: Late NightsStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$6,850
Sexual Violence & Domestic Violence Awareness MonthStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$2,000
Title IX Marketing CampaignStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$5,000
Wellness KuspuksStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$350

Funded Initiatives (9 Total)

Initiative ProposalCore ThemeFunding RequestedAmount FundedFunding Status
Accessibility InternsStudent Centeredness$37,337$37,337Fully Funded
Enrollment Communications SpecialistStudent Centeredness$71,000$71,000Fully Funded
MAP-Works: Increasing Graduation & Retention RatesStudent Centeredness$170,676$170,676Fully Funded
Military & Veteran Community ServicesStudent Centeredness$89,135$89,135Fully Funded
New Student Orientation StaffingStudent Centeredness$????$114,472Partially Funded
New Student Success SeriesStudent Centeredness$2,000$2,000Fully Funded
Seawolf Success Program & Multicultural Center Retention & Completion AdvisorStudent Centeredness$83,193$83,193Fully Funded
Care Team CoordinatorStudent Centeredness$74,629$74,629Fully Funded

FY12 Funded Initiatives

Initiative ProposalCore ThemeFunding RequestedAmount FundedFunding Status
New Seward MarqueeStudent Centeredness$187,800$187,800Fully Funded
Residence Life Classroom EnhancementStudent Centeredness$33,923$33,923Fully Funded
UAA Smartphone ApplicationStudent Centeredness$28,000$28,000Fully Funded
University Center Outdoor Break AreaStudent, Staff & Faculty Well-Being$8,000$8,000Fully Funded