Strategic Planning & Goals

Strategic Planning

The Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) is responsible for the Strategic Planning within the Division of Student Affairs. The team members are:

  • Dr. Corey King - VP for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Larry Faerman - Associate VP & Dean of Students
  • Dr. Andrea Guzman Oliver - Associate VP, Student Outreach & Diversity
  • Dr. Kirk Dougher - Assistant VP, Health & Wellness
  • Karen Gough - Assistant VP, FAU Career Center
  • Dr. Mihaela Metianu – Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement
  • Michael Cocuzza – Executive Director, Finance/Shared Services/Housing Operations

The Strategic Planning team strives to keep divisional functions, programs, and services aligned with the division’s core values and goals, FAU Platforms, and Board of Governor (BOG) metrics.

Division Core Values

  • Diversity: Intentional awareness and inclusion
  • Innovation: Striving for creative solutions and continuous improvement
  • Integrity: Accountability to divisional goals and professional standards
  • Collaboration: Shared programs, services, and governance to achieve maximum benefit
  • Leadership: Students, staff, structures, by teaching, learning, acting...model the way
  • Wellness: Care for self, care for others, care for community

To ensure alignment between departmental functions and the Division’s core values, the Strategic Planning team developed a set of Core Values Metrics to demonstrate impact through both Signature Events and programming. The Signature Events and dates for the 2017-18 year are as follows for each core value:

  • Leaders Get Jobs – August 19, 2017 (Innovation)
  • Get WOW’d – August 20, 2017 (Collaboration)
  • iLead Conference – September 23, 2017 (Leadership)
  • Healthy Campus Expo – October 4, 2017 (Wellness)
  • Assessment Showcase – March 21, 2018 (Integrity)
  • Festival of Nations – April 12, 2018 (Diversity)

See how the Division of Student Affairs measures its core values

Division Strategic Goals & Objectives

  1. Directly engage in the university strategic platforms and University Master Plan.
  2. Develop students holistically by engaging in meaningful collegiate experiences.
  3. Intentional emphasis on the BOG metrics related to retention, graduation, and job placement.
  4. Deepen the integration of Student and Academic Affairs to enhance the student experience and contribute to academic success.
  5. Cultivate and foster relationships with key stakeholders.

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FAU Pillars & Platforms (from A Strategic Plan for the Race to Excellence)

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Community Engagement & Economic Development
  • Diversity
  • Global Perspectives & Participation
  • Healthy & Environmentally Sustainable Campus
  • Leadership, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Peace, Justice, & Human Rights
  • South Florida Culture
  • Undergraduate Research & Inquiry

Board of Governor (BOG) Metrics

  • M1 - Percent of bachelor's graduates employed in FL or continuing education in US
  • M2 - Average wages of baccalaureate graduates employed full-time in FL
  • M3 - Average cost per undergraduate degree
  • M4 - Six (6) year graduation rates for FTIC
  • M5 - Academic Progress Rate (2nd year retention with GPA above 2.0)
  • M6 - Bachelor’s degrees awarded in areas of Strategic Emphasis
  • M7 - Percent of undergraduates with a Pell-grant
  • M8 - Graduate degrees awarded in areas of Strategic Emphasis
  • M9 - Baccalaureate degrees awarded without excess hours
  • M10 - Percent of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities