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Student Affairs provides quality co-curricular programs and services that prepare students to learn, lead and serve.

BROAD GOALS

  • Develop the whole student through services and programs.
  • Engage students to enhance learning.
  • Promote an inclusive and diverse educational experience.
  • Ensure quality programs, services, facilities and campus climate for students.
  • Secure resources and facilities that support student success.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners.
  • Encourage and support staff in their professional development.

STRATEGIC GOALS

Strengthen student retention efforts by adopting a model that provides the development of successful learning strategies, personal skills, cultural, social, leadership and professional competencies as students transition in, through and out of the university.

Develop a comprehensive retention strategy that includes a plan of support to assist students in navigating campus life based on individual goals, personal strengths, career interests and available resources.

Create enhanced active learning opportunities including graduate assistantships, internships, cooperative education, service learning, student employment and leadership.

Improve campus life and climate by providing a student-centered campus environment that will encourage engagement and contribute to satisfaction and retention of commuter and residential students by working collaboratively to achieve the following.

Provide opportunities for cultural awareness focused on social justice, self-actualization, and service learning. Plan, design, build/renovate and operate state-of-the-art athletic facilities, recreational and intramural facilities, and student residential facilities.

Ensure all areas have adequate planning and funding for staff, fixed costs, deferred maintenance, equipment replacement and programming.

Work collaboratively to establish a Student Success Center with offices from both academic affairs and student affairs that ensures support for all student populations.

Practice evidence-based decision making using systemic assessment and evaluation that includes benchmarking and best practices to measure:

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Student Engagement
  • Active Learning
  • Program Improvement
  • Satisfaction

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Vision

NKU Student Affairs will cultivate co-curricular experiences to enhance academic success and foster learners’ sense of belonging.​
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Mission

To enhance a holistic student experience, NKU Student Affairs nurtures inclusive and meaningful connections. Our mission serves students, our university, and the region through proactive services and our approach to belonging, which includes the pillars of access, interconnectedness, student experience, and persistence to graduation.​

Broad Goals

  • Develop the whole student through services and programs.
  • Engage students to enhance learning.
  • Promote an inclusive and diverse educational experience.
  • Ensure quality programs, services, facilities and campus climate for students.
  • Secure resources and facilities that support student success.
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners.
  • Encourage and support staff in their professional development.
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Strategic Goals

  • Strengthen student retention efforts by adopting a model that provides the development of successful learning strategies, personal skills, cultural, social, leadership and professional competencies as students transition in, through and out of the university.
  • Develop a comprehensive retention strategy that includes a plan of support to assist students in navigating campus life based on individual goals, personal strengths, career interests and available resources.
  • Create enhanced active learning opportunities including graduate assistantships, internships, cooperative education, service learning, student employment and leadership.
  • Improve campus life and climate by providing a student-centered campus environment that will encourage engagement and contribute to satisfaction and retention of commuter and residential students by working collaboratively to achieve the following.
  • Provide opportunities for cultural awareness focused on social justice, self-actualization, and service learning. Plan, design, build/renovate and operate state-of-the-art athletic facilities, recreational and intramural facilities, and student residential facilities.
  • Ensure all areas have adequate planning and funding for staff, fixed costs, deferred maintenance, equipment replacement and programming.
  • Work collaboratively to establish a Student Success Center with offices from both academic affairs and student affairs that ensures support for all student populations.
  • Practice evidence-based decision making using systemic assessment and evaluation that includes benchmarking and best practices to measure:
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Student Engagement
    • Active Learning
    • Program Improvement
    • Satisfaction
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  • Meet the Team

    Find more information about the leadership team in Student Affairs, including staff information and contact information.


  • Student Affairs Organizational Chart

    Find an organizational chart for Student Affairs with at least the Director level represented.

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