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 Strategic planning process
 Student learning and engagemen...
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 Assessment
 Human resources
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 Technology and process improve...
 Facilities
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Table of Contents
        Table of Contents
    Message from the Vice President
        Page 1
    Discussion overview
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    University of Florida
        Page 5
    Division mission, vision, values
        Page 6
    Strategic planning process
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Student learning and engagement
        Page 9
    Global understanding and diversity
        Page 10
    Communication and collaboration
        Page 11
    Assessment
        Page 12
    Human resources
        Page 13
    Resource acquisition and utilization
        Page 14
    Technology and process improvement
        Page 15
    Facilities
        Page 16
    Appendix
        Page 17
    Back Cover
        Page 18
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Letter

FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT








It is my pleasure to unveil the University of Florida Division of Student Affairs'
2007-2010 Strategic Plan. This three-year plan has been a collaborative effort across all
departments within the Division. It represents a culmination of work which began upon
my appointment as Vice President for Student Affairs in 2004.


Student Affairs shares a close partnership with the academic mission of the University.
We are committed to educating students to assume leadership roles, engage in service
to our community, and serve as global citizens/leaders. We are committed to making
the learning experience outside the classroom as enriching as the experience inside the
classroom.

The strategic plan is our effort to establish a common direction about the work we do.
Thinking strategically allows us to be intentional about maximizing students' learning
and discovery, make decisions based on a broader vision, and align resources (human
and fiscal) with goals and objectives. Every action we take should be consistent with our
vision, mission, goals, and values.


In the following pages, we have identified the Division's plan to guide our work over
the next three years. Eight key strategic areas provide guidelines for goals and objectives
in the coming years. We are confident that we can achieve our mission when we work
together. This plan exemplifies what it means to be part of the Gator Nation.

Sincerely,

Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice President for Student Affairs




















Overview


The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida is led by the Vice President for Student
Affairs Dr Patricia Telles-lrvin. Dr. Telles-lrvin is supported by Associate Vice President for Student
Affairs Dave Kratzer, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa, and
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Dr. Gene Zdziarski.


D I V I S ION OF S T U D E N T A F F A I R S


, Office of the Vice President



) Career Resource Center



> Counseling Center



> Dean of Students



> Housing and Residence Education



i J. Wayne Reitz Union



, Recreational Sports



> Student Financial Affairs


Office of the Vice President
* Provides direction for Division-wide strategic planning,
assessment, and staff development.
Monitors Division-wide fiscal responsibilities.
Provides administrative leadership for seven
departments in areas including policy development,
program development, budgeting, and priority setting.
m Collaborates with departments within the division, other
divisions, and academic colleges and units within the
University to coordinate student affairs efforts.

As an integral part of the academic mission of the
University of Florida, the Division of Student Affairs
educates students to assume roles of leadership,
involvement and service in a global community. The
Division plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a
healthy campus environment through services, programs
and innovative learning experiences beyond the
classroom.

The current annual budget for the Division exceeds
$67 million. Funding is used to support personnel,
programs, services, and facilities. The Department of
Housing and Residence Education is an auxiliary with
budgets of more than $39 million per year. The
Student Government Association is funded via a
student activity and service fee of $9.74 per credit
hour, generating $13 million per year. Recreational
Sports is a fee-supported operation receiving more
than 90% of its budget allotment through activity and
service fees. The J. Wayne Reitz Union is an auxiliary
enterprise generating 44% of its budget and receiving
56% of its budget from activity and service fees. The
Counseling Center, Career Resource Center, Student
Financial Affairs and the Dean of Students Office are
funded primarily through E&G funds.


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Vice President's Council
Along with the Vice President for Student
Affairs, the Vice President's Council
consists of the directors of the division's
departments, the Associate Vice President,
the Assistant Vice President, and the
Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students.

Departments:
Career Resource Center
* Fosters career development through
meeting the career counseling and
development needs of students.
* Provides professional counselors and
peer advisers, a resource library, career
development courses and specialized
programs.
* Facilitates the employment process
through on-campus interviews with
employers, career fairs, externships,
internships, and Cooperative Education
programs.

Counseling Center
* Offers counseling services to students
for personal, career and educational
concerns.
* Provides short-term individual,
couples, and group counseling.
* Implements outreach programs.
* Facilitates professional training
program for mental health
professionals.


Dean of Students
* Implements a variety of programs and
services designed to provide students
with the opportunity to reach their full
potential academically and personally.
* Provides support by assisting students
with whatever needs they may have either
directly or by referral.
* Serves as a primary link between
students, faculty and the administration of
the University.

Housing and Residence Education
* Manages 43 facilities and administers
programming in support of the on-
campus community which includes 7,500
students living in 24 residence halls and
over 2,000 students and their families
living in graduate and family housing.
* Provides well-maintained, community-
oriented facilities where residents and staff
are empowered to learn, innovate, and
succeed through leadership opportunities.
* Offers value-added facilities to support
varying budgets and lifestyles.
* Fosters an environment for academic
success with technologies to enhance
learning, and educational and social
programming.

J. Wayne Reitz Union
* Provides more than 350,000 square feet
for services, facilities, and amenities to
enhance the quality of life for students,
faculty, staff, alumni, and guests.


* Provides a cultural, social, and
recreational program designed to make
leisure activity a complementary factor
with classroom and study endeavors.
* Plans out-of-class programs and
activities to provide opportunities
for students to gain knowledge and
experience for future roles as well as to
develop appropriate life skills.

Recreational Sports
* Offers an opportunity for every student
to participate in athletic or recreational
activities.
* Provides 3 recreational centers, Lake
Wauburg, 2 pools, 9 outdoor fields, 6
courts, and a gym to support programs in
group exercise, strength and conditioning,
intramural sports, sport clubs, boating,
racquet sports, skateboarding, and many
other activities.

Student Financial Affairs
* Provides resources to students who would
be unable to receive a post-secondary
education without some form of financial
assistance.
* Offers eligible students financial aid
packages consisting of scholarships,
grants, loans, and/or part-time
employment.
* Provides financial aid counseling
services including individual advising,
1Il.I.1 liii.,!!. .!.! planning, debt
management counseling, and an
application workshop series.


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STUDENT AFFAIRS CONNECTION WITH STUDENTS


Recognized as national leaders

in innovative programs and

services, staff of the Division

of Student Affairs are dedicated

to improving student life at the

University of Florida. Staff engage

students deliberately through

structured activities, interpersonal

relationships, awards, and

recognition. Some of the ways

the Division of Student Affairs

connects with students include:


* The Reitz Scholars program recognizes and encourages
outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and
service in undergraduate students, and provides the
participants a themed learning community.

* The Diversity Ambassadors Peer Mentoring Program
offers students of diverse backgrounds an opportunity
to learn more about the various cultures which surround
them, to better understand and accept those cultures, and
to foster a more inclusive and accepting campus climate.

* Student Government enhances the entire student
experience with leadership opportunities in the executive,
legislative and judicial branches.

* New student programs like Preview, Transfer Preview,
Family Preview, Weeks of Welcome, and First Year
Florida welcome new students and families and provide
opportunities to smoothly transition to the University.

* Gator Nights support a positive alcohol-free campus
environment where students are offered many forms of
entertainment.

* As ambassadors, the Campus Diplomats strive to
personalize the University with inclusive programming
like the "Welcome to the Sunshine State" reception, the
freshman phone-a-thon, Laws over Lunch, and Family
Weekend.

* Housing and Residence Education sponsors Living and
Learning Communities throughout campus residence
halls.

* The Inter-Residence Hall Association provides
self-governance on campus as well as leadership
opportunities.

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University of Florida


The three-year strategic plan for the
Division of Student Affairs is aligned
with the overall strategic direction
of the University. In 2006, President
Bernie Machen established the work
plan for the University of Florida. This
plan was used as the foundation for
the Strategic Plan of the Division.

Strategic Direction of the University

The work plan of the University
of Florida, From Achievement to
Recognition, was developed in light of
two principles. The first principle, in
part, is ,n!.,1, planning represents
the highest level of planning in pursuit
of the University's long range goals."
The second principle is ,n!.In.
planning is a dynamic process and it
must be sensitive to new opportunities,
to changes in resources and conditions,
and to new information. The work
plan is therefore to be conceived as a
living document that is re-evaluated
and refocused periodically in the
light of accomplishments and new
opportunities."

It is with these two principles in mind
that the Division of Student Affairs
began the challenge of creating its
own strategic plan to support the
University's mission.


University of Florida Mission

The mission of the University of
Florida is to provide an unparalleled
experience where the very best create
and share knowledge to serve the
people of Florida and the world.

University of Florida Vision

The vision of the University of Florida
is to define by example how a public
research university can best serve the
global community.

University of Florida Values

At the University of Florida, we:
* Are curious we explore,
create and discover
* Have the courage to shape the
future
* Believe in diversity of people,
thought and opinion
* Build community, e.g.,
The Gator Nation
* Pursue excellence
* Enhance lives


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Division of Student Affairs


VISION MISSION VALUES


The vision, mission, and values of

the Division of Student Affairs are

an extension of the vision, mission,

and values of the University.

We view ourselves as partners in

pursuit of institutional goals and

objectives. The Division plays an

important role in shaping the future

success of the University. As such,

we view our work as integral to the

mission of the institution. It is with

a tremendous amount of pride and

dedication we pursue our vision,

mission, and values.


Student Affairs Vision

The vision of the Division of Student Affairs is to create an
unparalleled experience where students embrace learning and
diversity to become leaders in the service of the global community.

Student Affairs Mission

The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to provide
opportunities for student engagement, learning and discovery in a
diverse environment that will optimize their university experience
and prepare them to serve a global community.

Student Affairs Values

As members of an inclusive community, we value:
" Excellence
" Leadership and Service
" Exploration and Creativity
* Respect for Others
* Diversity
" Communication
" Health

Key Strategic Areas

In pursuit of our vision and mission the Division of Student
Affairs has identified eight key strategic areas. To achieve our
vision and mission we must be excellent in the following areas:
. Student Learning and Engagement
" Global Understanding and Diversity
" Communication and Collaboration
" Assessment
" Human Resources
" Resource Acquisition and Utilization
" Technology and Process Improvement
" Facilities

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STRATEGIC PLANNING


What does the Division of Student Affairs
at the University of Florida look like when
it is at its best? This is one of the questions
the core planning team addressed during
the strategic planning process. The process
began with the Vice President of Student
Affairs and her desire to develop a strategic
plan for staff and students to understand
the values of the University of Florida and
the Division of Student Affairs and what it
means to be part of the Foundation for the
Gator Nation.

The 2007-2010 Strategic Plan represents
the work of the entire division. It links
Division goals and department goals
and guides the Division's work over the
next three years. The strategic planning
process itself further encourages an
environment of analysis, discussion and
communication. Each year, the Division
and departments will review the strategic
plan and make necessary changes as
issues emerge.

Phase One

The first phase of the strategic planning
process included development of a clear
vision, mission and values statements.
The newly created mission, vision and
values statements served as the catalyst
for departmental strategic planning. The
Vice President's Council reviewed the
team's recommendations and confirmed
eight key strategic areas to guide the goals
and objectives for achieving the vision.


Phase Two


A professional consultant was hired to
provide an external perspective and assist
in the direction of the process. Three
representatives from each department
within the Division were invited to serve
on the core planning team. The core
planning team conducted an external/
internal analyses and benchmarking.
The team met throughout the summer
to review and to discuss the internal
strengths of staff; internal limitations from
staffing practices, communication and
funding; external threats; and external
opportunities including fundraising.

Phase Three

The third phase of the strategic planning
process included development of
departmental goals and objectives
based on the key strategic areas. Each
department is responsible for translating
the key strategic areas into department-
specific goals and objectives. A training
session on the strategic planning template
was provided to each department.

Members of the strategic planning core
team are identified in the Appendix.


The strategic planning


process itself further

encourages an environment

of analysis, discussion and

communication. Each year,

the Division and departments

will review the strategic plan

and make necessary changes

as issues emerge.


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K ey S trateg ic A r as Through a rigorous process of discussion and debate, the Division of Student
Sg r Affairs identified eight Key Strategic Areas in support of its mission and vision.


D I V I S ION OF S T U D E N T A F F A I R S


, Student Learning and Engagement


> Global Understanding and Diversity


> Communication and Collaboration


We believe our vision to educate leaders for a global
community will be achieved through a commitment to
excellence in each of the Key Strategic Areas. We believe
each Key Strategic Area is:

* Consistent with the mission, vision, and values of the
University of Florida.


Essential to our success as a Division of Student Affairs
, Assessment and members of the University community.


H Human Resources


> Resource Acquisition and Utilization


> Technology and Process Improvement


> Facilities


* Broad and inclusive enough for every department
within the Division to make a meaningful contribution.

* Fundamental to our work as student affairs
professionals.

* Based on the best interest and best practices of our
students and staff.

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each Key i, .i... Area.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:

Student Learning and Engagement


Since the 1980s, institutions of higher
education have recognized the educational
value of student learning inside as well as
outside the classroom. We now understand
learning also occurs in places and
experiences like residence halls, student
organizations, Greek-letter organizations,
recreational sports, community service,
and many other interactions outside the
classroom. As members of the learning
community, it is our duty to explore
meaningful avenues to maximize the
learning benefit of our programs and
services.

Learning is a complex and holistic
experience occurring throughout collegiate
life. A product of educational and
developmental opportunities, learning
is not separate from other student life
experiences. The University must provide
a seamless learning experience; learning -
the acquisition of knowledge and relevant
experience occurs both within and
outside the classroom.

Student engagement, defined as meaningful
interactions with students, is one of the
key factors in retaining and graduating
college students second only to academic
preparation and motivation. Student
engagement has two key components:
(1) the amount of time students invest in
their studies and activities, and (2) the


ways the institution allocates resources and
organizes learning opportunities to engage
students. Some of the widely known
student engagement indicators include
faculty contact, active learning, feedback,
and high expectations.

The Division of Student Affairs is
committed to documenting the learning
objectives of the experiences we create
and to producing empirical evidence of
learning outcomes. Every department in
the Division will contribute to a collective
effort to maximize students' learning. We
will be intentional about program-based
student learning outcomes and disciplined
about efforts to document learning
outcomes.



The Division of Student Affairs will:
v Intentionally create learning objectives
for our programs and services.
v Engage students in learning
opportunities outside the classroom.


Student learning and


engagement involves the


creation of opportunities to


encourage active learning,


involvement, and discovery


to foster engagement and


a seamless educational


environment.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:

Global Understanding and Diversity


Global understanding and diversity


involves intentional efforts to


increase knowledge, experiences,


and appreciation of broader- global,


local and regional cultures, issues,


and communities. It is the creation of


intentional opportunities for interaction


and integration of information from


various perspectives.


The world is changing rapidly-advancing
technology, global communication and
commerce, greater ethnic and gender
diversity in the work force. Today's
college graduates participate and compete
in a global economy. The convergence of
personal computers, fiber-optic cable, and
work-flow software enable people all over
the globe to collaborate on the same digital
content. Today's graduates have more
opportunity than ever to "act global" as
individuals; they must think of themselves
as individuals collaborating and competing
with individuals all over the world.

Employers are seeking graduates who
have the social intelligence to interact
with customers, clients, and co-workers
who come from diversely different
perspectives. Students who take advantage
of opportunities to study abroad and pursue
internships, perform community service
in their communities, and interact with
peers from diverse backgrounds are better
prepared to take advantage of the new
global economy and be of service to their
community.

Global competency exists when students:
* Are aware of their own cultural values
and beliefs


* Are knowledgeable about history and
current world events
* Respect the existence of different
cultural values and beliefs
* Understand peoples'
interconnectedness and global
interdependence
* Communicate and collaborate
effectively
* Accept responsibility for world
citizenship.

The Division of Student Affairs will
facilitate opportunities for students
to increase their knowledge and
understanding of globalization and
diversity issues.



The Division of Student Affairs will:
V Foster a greater understanding and
appreciation of diversity.
v Create opportunities to prepare
students to meet the challenges of an
increasingly interconnected world.
v Encourage and promote an awareness of
global issues opportunities outside the
classroom.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:

Communication and Collaboration


The Division of Student Affairs at
the University of Florida emphasizes
communication and collaboration with
the local and global communities to
enhance the lives of our students. It is
our expectation for departments and units
to make every effort to communicate
among and between each other and
with stakeholders both internal and
external to the Division. We expect
departments to communicate plans for
the future, significant achievements,
organizational and individual needs, and
common concerns. The key is to keep the
organization informed and included in the
conversation.

Equally important is the Division's
commitment to collaboration. Researchers
have concluded truly productive
organizations focus on collaboration
rather than competition. As a Division
made up of multiple departments
and units, we value opportunities to
collaborate, both internally and externally
with local and global communities
to enhance the lives of our students.
Collaborations generate productive out-
comes with efficient use of resources. The
most productive departments and units
will seek opportunities to collaborate with
others to achieve organizational goals
and objectives and to maximize available
resources.


We aspire to be an example to the
University community and our peers
in the student affairs profession
exemplifying the meaning of
communication and collaboration. We
expect departments and units to make
every effort to keep the community
informed and seek new opportunities to
collaborate with others to achieve our
common goals.



The Division of Student Affairs will:
v Continue to enhance communication
and collaboration within departments
of the Division and with local and
global communities to enhance the
lives of our students.
v Seek new opportunities to collaborate
with others to achieve our common
goals.


It is crucial to encourage mutual


understanding and facilitate


purposeful communication


internally within the Division


of Student Affairs as well as


with students, faculty, staff,


alumni, or local and global


communities. By encouraging


collaboration to further the mission


of Student Affairs, the Division


also works towards synergy.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:

Assessment


The Division will assess


satisfaction, effectiveness and


outcomes to improve programs,


services and initiatives.


Assessment is any effort to


gather, analyze, and interpret


evidence which describes


institutional, divisional, or


departmental effectiveness.


Assessment is paramount to everything
we do in student affairs. It is a gauge of
quality and cost effectiveness, the basis
for strategic and long-term planning, and
the foundation for policy development
and accreditation. We value assessment
because it is the basis of sound decision
making and continuous quality
improvements.

We understand assessment is the
institutional language for quality and
effectiveness. In order for the Division
of Student Affairs to truly engage in
the intellectual conversations about the
future of our University and the condition
of students, we must come to the table
with sound, empirical evidence of our
findings and conclusions. As the voice of
the student body, the Division of Student
Affairs has a duty to be on the cutting-edge
of student issues and opinions. Practicing
sound assessment techniques is essential to
getting us there.

Assessment is a sound business practice.
At all levels of the Division, from the Vice
President's Office to every department
and program coordinator, decisions that
impact students should be filtered through
empirical evidence that support our actions.


Everyone should see themselves as leaders
and managers, interested in making their
programs or services better for students and
parents. Assessment is essential to making
sound practice decisions.



The Division of Student Affairs will:
v Commit to the pursuit of empirical
evidence to support our work.
v Be intentional about goals and
objectives of everything we do.
v Enhance our knowledge of assessment
and evaluation practices.
v Use research findings to advance the
University's understanding of student
issues.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:

Human Resources



Our greatest resource is the people who
work in the Division. They are hard-
working, committed, and dedicated
professionals who consistently place
students first. Collectively, we bring
a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and
experience to the University and the work
we do. Our educational backgrounds,
career experiences, and talents are vast
and diverse; they bring innovation to our
operations. It is our collective knowledge
and commitment to continued learning
which will allow us to achieve our vision.

Continuing to develop the skills,
professional goals, and talents of those
working in our Division are among our
highest priorities. We must continue
to enhance our knowledge, skills, and
abilities at all levels. It is our expectation
that all staff members will continually
seek opportunities (e.g., workshops,
seminars, conferences, reading) to develop
their skills and talents as student affairs
professionals. We expect supervisors and
staff members to work together to develop
individualized professional development
plans. As a Division, we are committed to
coordinating staff development programs
and providing support for staff members
to enhance their skills.


The leadership of the Division appreciates
the competitive ways used to attract
and retain talented, professional staff.
Continuous efforts will be made to ensure
competitive salaries.

Gainesville, Florida is a great place
to live and work. We want to make
the University of Florida a premier
destination. We must make a commitment
to recruiting, retaining, and nurturing
talent at all levels. We must be intentional
and creative in attracting the premier
talent to the institution.


The Division of Student Affairs will:
v Continue to develop the skills and
talents of staff in our Division.
v Make a commitment to recruit, retain,
and nurture talent at all levels.
v Constantly strive to be the best at what
we do.


The Division will offer,


encourage and support


development and education


occurring on campus, within


the Division and professionally;


retain motivated and excellent


employees who strive to meet the


goals of the Division; and reward


employees through competitive


salaries and recognition programs.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:

Resource Acquisition and Utilization


The Division will generate new


revenue streams to capitalize on


internal and external sources,


as well as to effectively utilize


and invest resources within the


Division and University.


The best organizations in the world pay
particular attention to the efficient use
and acquisition of resources-human
and financial. They maximize the use
of existing resources by constantly
seeking opportunities to minimize
cost, maximize benefits, and generate
revenue when appropriate.

Student Affairs will focus on resource
acquisition and utilization by carefully
and efficiently using existing resources
and through thoughtful planning to
generate additional resources (e.g.,
revenue). Every department should be
considering efforts to be better stewards
of allocated funds. We must examine
all expenses and deliberately consider
options to reduce expenses where
necessary. Departments should take
every measure to align their revenue
and expenses with their priorities.

An important part of resource
utilization is our contribution to the
University's sustainability efforts.
We have an opportunity to contribute
to this campaign by promoting
environmentally safe use of all
resources. Whenever possible we


must explore innovative approaches
to conserve energy, reduce waste, and
recycle.

Deliberate efforts to raise external funds
will be a priority for the leadership of
the Division. With such funds, plans for
future student programs and facilities
can become a reality.



The Division of Student Affairs will:
v Explore innovative approaches
to energy conservation, waste
reduction, and recycling efforts.
v Efficiently use existing resources
with thoughtful plans to generate
additional revenue.
v Align revenue and expenses with
priorities.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:

Technology and Process Improvement


Technological advancements within
the past 25 years have made the
world accessible to many. The
innovative use of new technology
has resulted in processes and systems
improvements allowing individuals,
groups, and organizations to perform
at higher levels of efficiency. The
Division of Student Affairs must
think strategically about the enormous
capacity technology has to improve
communication, enhance student
learning, and advance effective and
efficient work practices.

In light of the many advances in
technology and the technology-savvy
students, it is incumbent upon every
department within the Division to seek
innovative ways to use technology
to improve delivery of programs and
services we provide to students. As
a Division, we will support efforts to
research and develop new products,
discover new techniques to connect
with students, reduce waste through
the use of technology, and improve
efficiencies. We will adopt new
technology only after careful review
with colleagues throughout the
University.


This key strategic area will demand a
shift in our mindset. We must change
the way we think about our day-to-day
work. Every process that once required
paper and pencil could be improved
with technology. We must break from
the mold of conventional student
affairs practice, release the anchors of
tradition and look to the horizon for
innovation. Technology permits us
to transform wasteful and inefficient
practices to more productive and
efficient ones. But we must free our
minds and be willing to explore all
possibilities.



The Division of Student Affairs will:
v Discover innovative ways to use
technology to improve delivery of
student programs and services.
V Support efforts to use technology to
connect with students.
v Transform wasteful and inefficient
practices to more productive and
efficient ones.


The Division will improve, enhance,


and sustain the delivery of services


and programs through systems devel-


opment with cutting edge hardware


and software acquisition and usage.


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KEY STRATEGIC AREA:


Facilities



The Division will maintain,


renovate and construct state-


of-the-art facilities to enhance


learning and encourage


community, as well as


supporting an appreciation of


aesthetics and sustainability.


A key element of the student life
experience at the University of Florida
is the many fine facilities and spaces
students may enjoy. State-of-the-art
classrooms, residential and athletic
facilities, green spaces, and libraries are
sprawled across the 2,200 acre campus.
It is a phenomenal living and learning
environment.

The Division of Student Affairs is
responsible for residential, recreational,
and student programming spaces
and facilities. We are dedicated to
keeping our spaces clean and inviting
to students. We are committed to
creating flexible and efficient learning
environments that foster student
engagement and community.

Departments within the Division should
be intentional about collaborating with
others, both internally and externally,
to maintain, renovate, or construct
student facilities. We will actively
pursue funding opportunities to build
new facilities to meet growing student
and staffing demands. However,
collaboration gives us the greatest
opportunity to minimize costs and
maximize space usage.


As we build new facilities we
shall be mindful of accessibility
standards, sustainability initiatives,
and environmental priorities. Our
facilities shall be accessible to all
students, faculty, and staff. Similarly,
all facilities within the Division should
be waste conscious and promote
environmentally friendly behaviors
among students and staff.



The Division of Student Affairs will:
v Continuously examine campus
facilities looking for opportunities to
increase efficiency, enhance quality,
and maximize sustainability and the
use of technology.
v Maintain the highest level of quality
and service in all our facilities.
v Pursue new funding opportunities to
meet growing student and staffing
demands.


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APPENDIX


The following student affairs professionals were
instrumental in the development of the Division of
Student Affairs 2007-2010 strategic plan:
Vice Presidents Council
Dr. Patricia Telles-lrvin
Vice President for Student Affairs
David Bowles
Director, Recreational Sports
Dr. Ainsley Carry
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Eddie Daniels
Executive Director, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Norb Dunkel
Director, Department of Housing and
Residence Education
Karen Fooks
Director, Student Financial Affairs
Dave Krazter
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Jaquelyn Resnick
Director, Counseling Center
Dr. Wayne Wallace
Director, Career Resource Center
Dr. Eugene Zdziarski
Dean of Students Office
Core Strategic Planning Team
Erica Beard
Student Financial Affairs
Stan Beckerdite
Student Government Finance Office
Ann Becks
Dean of Students Office
Chris Bullins
Reitz Union
Vince Carnes
Career Resource Center
Kathy Chambers
Office for the Vice President for Student Affairs


Nancy Chrystal-Green
Recreational Sports
Nick Clayton
Recreational Sports
Nancy Coleman
Counseling Center
Farouk Dey
Career Resource Center
Tom Halasz
Career Resource Center
Rafael Harris
Counseling Center
Chiney Jones
Student Financial Affairs
Billy Mathis
Housing and Residence Education
Natasha Maynard-Pemba
Counseling Center
Azfar Mian
Housing and Residence Education
Diane Porter
Housing and Residence Education
Joella Seay
Housing and Residence Education
Mary Kay Schneider
Dean of Students Office
Tara Siler
Reitz Union
Alisha Tabag
Dean of Students Office
Beth Waltrip
Reitz Union
RickWilder
Student Financial Affairs
Gary Zetrouer
Recreational Sports


U F Division of
U Student Affairs
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA


Contact Information


Office Of The Vice President
For Student Affairs
Division Of Student Affairs
155 Tigert Hall
Post Office Box 113250
Gainesville, FI 32611-3250


Phone: (352) 392-1265
Fax: (352) 392-7301


www.ufsa.ufl.edu


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