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Student Affairs Strategic Plan (2019-2024)

The office of the Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs announced our strategic plan for the division. The plan guides our efforts and ensures we focus on the most critical areas for current and future students. Using a Collective Impact framework, our plan supports the UC San Diego Strategic Plan and the EDI Strategic Plan to ensure we are actively advancing our core values and are accountable for a student-centered Triton experience.

Strategic Planning Process

Update as of 10/16/19

Under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Alysson Satterlund, a collaborative process for developing a five-year strategic plan began in winter 2019 with a steering committee representative of the division and colleges.

Utilizing outside consultants Keeling & Associates and the Office of Operational and Strategic Initiatives at UC San Diego, 11 focus groups and listening sessions were held with over 100 constituents including students, faculty, and staff. In addition, feedback and discussions with Chancellor’s Cabinet, Executive Vice Chancellor’s Cabinet, Student Affairs Unit Heads, Council of Deans of Student Affairs, Council of Provosts, Directors of Resident Life, Housing, Dining, & Hospitality, Teaching + Learning Commons, Associated Students, and the Graduate Student Association were held to ensure a collaborative process and to invite participation and support in implementation.

At the 2019 Spring All Staff Student Affairs bi-annual meeting, over 300 Student Affairs staff participated in a data-gathering exercise wherein they identified the strengths of the campus in serving students and what is needed to improve our efforts. Three separate retreats facilitated by Keeling & Associates with the Strategic Plan Steering Committee and the VCSA Leadership Team were convened to analyze feedback from the sessions to develop the goals and objectives of the plan. The Steering Committee worked through the summer to finalize the current plan.

Beginning in fall 2019, Student Affairs will set the priority for accomplishing the goals.  Implementation teams consisting of staff within the division and colleges, along with campus stakeholders and partners, will create actions designed to achieve each objective.  As each activity is set, an assessment plan will accompany it. This process will continue until 2024-2025 with the plan continually being reviewed for progress. Prioritization will be set by years 1-2, 3-4, and 5+. 

We want to thank all of those who participated and invite comments and feedback at

2019 VCSA Strategic Plan

Action Leads for Objectives

VCSA Strategic Plan Summary

Implementation Model

Action Items Planning Guide

Links to Additional Planning Information 

K&A Presentation, All Staff Meeting April 2019

OSI SWOT Analysis Presentation, June 2019

Unit Heads Presentation, June 2019

Steering Committee Roster