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2024-29 Strategic Plan

The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life is dedicated to transforming the lives of our students by embodying and advancing a culture of student centeredness at UC San Diego.

As we reinvigorate this dedication over the next five years and beyond, the focus of our 2024-29 Strategic Plan remains steadfastly centered on our Division's mission.

Our Mission:
To create an inclusive and collaborative student-centered university that champions student success and well-being in our global society.

This dynamic plan envisions immediate initiatives while laying the foundation for sustained impact, embracing new technology, fostering a sense of community, data-informed decision making, and continued collaboration with university partners – providing a comprehensive support system tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students.

The 2024-29 Strategic Plan presents a student-centered vision of excellence for the future of Student Affairs and Campus Life at UC San Diego.

2024-29 Strategic Plan Pillars

There are four core Pillars of our 2024-29 Strategic Plan, representing fundamental areas of focus that guide our division's efforts.

Pillars are aligned with – and informed by – our Values, ensuring that the Strategic Plan reflects our foundational principles and embodies the Mission of Student Affairs and Campus Life.

Resourceful Resilience

Optimize adaptability, compassion, and creativity to enhance efficient resource utilization.

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Technological Empowerment

Embrace equitable use of emerging technologies to foster curiosity, access, and trust.

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Inclusive Belonging

Cultivate student-centered engagement and connection while celebrating diverse intersectional identities.

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Communal Responsibility

Demonstrate accountability via transparent, equitable, and data-informed practices.

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Foundational Values

These principles are foundational to the Strategic Plan Pillars that shape our division's work, and provided a framework for decision making and prioritization throughout the Strategic Planning process – ensuring that our efforts are rooted in values that promote academic success, well-being and holistic student development.

Our Values (in no particular order):

  • Prioritizing fairness, equality, and inclusivity in all aspects of our Division's operations and decision-making processes.
  • Promoting diversity and creating an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and supported regardless of background or identity.
  • Taking responsibility for actions, decisions, and outcomes.
  • Holding oneself and others answerable for meeting commitments, fulfilling obligations, and achieving desired results.
  • Emphasizing transparency, honesty, and integrity in all interactions.
  • Embracing change and uncertainty as opportunities for growth and improvement.
  • Being flexible, responsive, and resilient in the face of evolving circumstances, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Proactively seeking and embracing new approaches to achieve goals.
  • Encouraging and fostering a culture of innovation, experimentation, and creative problem-solving.
  • Supporting and empowering individuals to think differently, challenge the status quo, and generate new ideas and solutions.
  • Embracing creativity as a driver of positive change and continuous improvement.

Pillars and Values are "Woven" Together

The interaction between Pillars and Values is crucial for ensuring alignment between our Strategic Plan's core elements and the foundational principles that guide our division's work.

The interconnected nature of our Strategic Plan's core elements (Pillars) and the division's foundational principles (Values) guides our student-centered work.

Submit Your Objectives

Units in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life are invited to submit 2024-29 Strategic Plan Objectives.

Please submit at least one objective per pillar for your unit.

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Additional Information

Pillars and Goals

In alignment with our Pillars, our Division's Goals are specific, measurable outcomes that Student Affairs and Campus Life aims to achieve over the course of our five-year Strategic Plan.

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Planning Process

Our collaborative effort ensured that the strategic planning process was inclusive, transparent, and driven by a shared commitment to advancing the mission of student success and well-being at UC San Diego.

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Feedback Welcome

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about the 2024-29 Student Affairs and Campus Life Strategic Plan, please contact Kirby Knipp.

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