Division of Student Development

2010-2011 PRIORITIES

Priority #1:     Student Success
•    Provide opportunities for learning outside of the classroom
•    Initiate and maintain programs and services to improve retention rates and completion of educational goals
•    Offer activities and programs that enhance life skills aimed at increasing the ability to cope with stresses and challenges of daily life
•    Encourage self discovery and awareness to support student development
•    Present resources and information to navigate the University system
•    Provide opportunities for student/faculty interaction outside the classroom
•    Ensure student development through the implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes  
•    Offer a comprehensive support system that promotes, emotional, social, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, and physical wellness

Priority #2:    Leadership
•    Provide leadership growth opportunities for all students
•    Offer student leaders training to advance their leadership skills
•    Support and encourage ethical and moral decision making
•    Sponsor communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skills development for all students

Priority #3:    Community
•    Ensure a safe and secure campus environment
•    Promote qualities and attributes that encourage good citizenship
•    Enhance student life through increased co-curricular, social and recreational opportunities for students
•    Collaborate across the campus to increase student academic success
•    Increase cultural, social, and intellectual diversity
•    Promote respectful dialogue
•    Maintain and build UAA traditions and celebrations
•    Perform sustainable practices that build a future for UAA, Alaska and globally
•    Encourage an appreciation of self and others as well as respect of differences
•    Provide opportunities that allow students to become involved and engaged in the campus community to foster a sense of belonging, connectedness and inclusion

Priority #4:    Wellness
•    Promote healthy lifestyle choices
•    Assist in developing greater self-awareness
•    Encourage balance and self care
•    Provide education, prevention, and intervention programming aimed at promoting informed decision making
•    Support a well and caring campus community
•    Encourage socially responsible actions (sustainability)  Picture 2