Division of Student Development
Student Development at Appalachian State University integrates both in-class and out-of-class experiences of students. These educational efforts are directed at developing both intellect and character of students. To accomplish this, the University makes available a wide range of educational experiences through programs and activities that complement and support the academic experience in the classroom. Although the primary focus of these activities is to advance student learning, they also provide needed services, support, and recreational opportunities to help students meet the challenges of college and to enhance the quality of student life. The Division of Student Development has been organized to help accomplish these aspects of the University’s mission. Student life is the focus of the programs and activities of the Division.
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Student Development Sustainability Workshop
Vice Chancellor Cindy Wallace wants our Division of Student Development to take the leadership role on campus for developing action plans to implement the University's new Strategic Plan which was recently adopted entitled, "Envisioning a Just and Sustainable Future". To meet this challenge from our Vice Chancellor, two workshops have been developed by a task force of Student Development and Office of Sustainability professionals.
The first workshop is for all Student Development employees and will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 8:30 until Noon in the Blue Ridge Ballroom on the second floor of the Plemmons Student Union. Breakfast items sourced and/or prepared locally will be featured in the spirit of showcasing a zero waste event that supports local agriculture and jobs. Please bring your own mug or water bottle for beverages for this event.
At this first workshop, we will explore what the Strategic Plan says and find ways that we can work together across departmental boundaries to meet the Strategic Plan goals.
The second workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 9 from 9a.m. until noon in the Grandfather Ballroom on the ground floor of the PSU. This second workshop is open for any staff member to participate, but attendance will be expected for Directors, Associate and Assistant Directors and supervisors in each department.
There will be no breakfast served at this second event, but coffee, juice and water will be provided. At this second meeting, each department will give a brief presentation on their action plans that have been developed to help the University achieve the goals of the Strategic Plan.
We look forward to seeing everyone on October 22, and again on December 9.
Dave Robertson, Chair
Strategic Plan Workshop Team