Student Affairs Institutional Planning Discussions Summary - Fall 2005
Student Affairs Division
Priorities for Keene State
- academic reform: need for final decision and implementation of general education and adoption of the 4 credit model which must be clearly communicated to students through an improved academic advising system.
- establish stronger linkages through adoption of a consistent "customer service" philosophy between/among all divisions -- student affairs/academic affairs/finance and planning.
- conscientiously work to prepare students for life after college by holding them accountable for their actions.
- provide leadership opportunities for all students to prepare them for the world of work through clubs and organizations, community service, internships, service-learning and travel.
- provide professional development for faculty and staff, particularly around working in a changing environment and using techniques to "work smarter".
At Keene State, we value:
- integration of in and out of class learning
- community and working together for the common good
- collegial relationships
- diversity and accessibility for all
- civility and respect
The Keene State College of 2009 will be:
- an exciting, engaging environment for learning - in and outside the classroom - offering one of the finest and most affordable educations in the northeast
- a diverse community where all students, faculty and staff are accepted, respected and valued for who they are and how they can contribute
- a place where volunteerism, community service and civic engagement are highly valued among all community members
- the place where a small town environment has been maintained through balanced and carefully planned growth
- an institution with growing pride and spirit among students in their college and our community