Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives With Outcomes

HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE – STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2016

MISSION        

Offering various and diverse living and learning experiences, the Housing and Residential Life Office is an integral part of the educational mission of Sacramento State. As such, the office strives to create a welcoming and stimulating environment that prompts students to participate in co-curricular activities which promote life and leadership skills, social responsibility, and academic success.

DEPARTMENTAL GOALS

  • Provide affordable, comfortable, clean, and well-maintained facilities supporting students toward their curricular and co-curricular goals
  • Create opportunities for students to develop life and leadership skills, while fostering the values of civility, global citizenship and social responsibility
  • Utilize efficient, cost-effective administrative and fiscal management
  • Build an environment that promotes understanding, and nurtures and celebrates the value of human difference
  • Offer technology services and products that support student learning and staff work environments

VALUES                

Teamwork: Committed to working collaboratively to provide a positive, caring environment where we take pride in the quality of our work.

Innovation: Committed to continuous improvement in the quality of the residential experience shaping our future with an increasingly global perspective.

Professionalism: Being accountable for ethical conduct that reflects positively on the University and the department.

Quality Customer Service: Committed to excellence in serving our customers, and in the quality of our programs, our students, and our partnership with the people of the region.

Integrity: Conducting the Housing and Residential Life operation in an honest, ethical and trustworthily manner. Leading with courage, accountability, and positive role modeling.

Respect: Providing our highest regard for the worth and rights of others, including respect for their ideas, values and contributions.

HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE STRATEGIC GOALS

Goal 1: Enhance Student Learning and Success

  1. Increase the persistence rate to the second year for first time students living on campus.
  2. Increase the average term GPA for all students living on-campus during the academic year.
  3. Increase the average term GPA for first time students living on-campus at the end of their first academic year.
  4. Increase the average term GPA for first time students living on-campus and on Academic Probation at the end of their first academic year.  (i.e. Higher spring GPA than fall GPA)
  5. Improve the satisfaction rate for students living in theme communities. 
  6. Encourage students living in the Leadership and Service theme community to enroll in the Green Certificate Program which is part of the Leadership Initiative.  Use 2015/16 numbers as a baseline moving forward.
  7. Encourage students living in the residence halls to enroll in the Green Certificate Program which is part of the Leadership Initiative.  Use 2015/16 numbers as a baseline moving forward.
  8. Improve student response in a number of personal growth areas through participating in the Chancellor’s Office customer satisfaction survey. Use 2015/16 numbers as a baseline moving forward.  

Goal 2: Commit to Engaging the Community by Building Enduring Partnerships to Strengthen and Enrich the Region

  1. Increase the number of housing residents participating in the fall 2015 and spring 2016 Great American River Clean Up by 10% using FY 2014/15 numbers as a baseline. 

Goal 3: Excel as a place to learn, work, live, and visit

  1. Improve student satisfaction with their living environment and services through HRL’s participation in the Chancellor’s Office campus functional area customer satisfaction survey that was administered during spring 2016.
  2. Student Assistants working in HRL will increase their leadership abilities including knowledge of diversity/social justice concepts after working in the department for one year.