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Strategic Planning Process

The Division Strategy Group was charged by Kelly Haag, Chief Student Affairs Officer, to articulate the primary role of the Division of Student Affairs in supporting students and contributing to the mission and strategic direction of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The process was designed to identify strategic priorities for the Division that aligned with the Strategic Opportunities outlined by the Chancellor, and to propose short-term and long-term actions to serve as a road map for implementation by the Division of Student Affairs Cabinet.

Below are the three phases of the planning process.  We are currently in the “Implementation Phase” where workgroups are making sure all tasks from phase I are actionable, clear, and still relevant.  They are also filling in any missing tasks as they work through what needs to happen in order to move these tasks forward toward execution.

The Division Strategy Group met from April through October 2018 to outline five priorities to guide Divisional initiatives:

Alignment – The Division of Student Affairs will identify, articulate, and implement impactful collaborative partnerships within the division and across campus to contribute to the Chancellor’s Strategic Priorities and aligned Divisional Shared Learning Goals

Equity and JusticeIntegrate and infuse equity and justice concepts into the Divisional work practices, policies and services to cultivate a sense of belonging and establish a culture of respect for marginalized identities, people, and communities within the Division and beyond. Review elements identified in the University Diversity Framework. 

Wellbeing – Health and wellbeing are multifaceted; as a Division we strive to emphasize a campus culture that engages a holistic health model that leverages physical, mental, spiritual, occupational, social, intellectual and emotional wellbeing. At the core of this work the Division is intentional to seek ways to reduce health inequities and improve access to high-quality health and wellbeing resources that are respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse students.

Experiential Learning – Student Affairs should find a niche in being the campus leaders on Experiential Learning both internally to Student Affairs, and to the great campus community.

Student ConnectionIdentify experiences and determine strategies to create a positive environment where students would say, “I feel like I belong in the UWM community.”