College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
Commencement 2012

Division of Student Affairs
 Mission

The Division actively engages students by providing learning opportunities that promote academic, personal and professional growth.  The Division is committed to providing the most relevant opportunities for students to cultivate the qualities essential for engaged citizenship.

Vision
The Division’s vision is to create a transformative environment for students as they develop in an evolving global society.

Values
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Civility
  • Social/personal responsibility
  • Access
  • Collaboration
  • Student-centeredness
  • Best practices
  • Life-long learning
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership
Goals

  • Student learning and development – The Division will offer a comprehensive array of quality programs, services and activities both on and off campus.
  • Student engagement – The Division will create opportunities for community building within a welcoming, safe and respectful environment.
  • Collaboration – The Division will develop partnerships and effective communication practices.
  • Assessment – The Division will establish learning outcomes and utilize evidence-based practice for continuous improvement.
  • Technology –  The Division will promote technological literacy and use technology to broaden accessibility,  enhance service delivery, communications, and  assessment practices.  
  • Professional Development – The Division will promote professional development of all staff and communicate accomplishments widely.
Student Learning Outcomes
Learning Domains Dimensions Learning Outcomes
Knowledge Acquisition, Construction, Integration, and Application Understanding knowledge, making connections, constructing knowledge, relating knowledge to daily life Through interactions with the Division of Student Affairs:
Students will employ the basic skills of knowledge acquisition and application, and articulate an understanding of the connection between classroom knowledge and their personal and professional development.
Cognitive Complexity Critical thinking, reflective thinking, effective reasoning, creativity Through interactions with the Division of Student Affairs:
Students will develop opinions on issues pertaining to themselves and the larger community, developing a means of drawing evidence-based conclusions and making informed decisions.
Intrapersonal Development Self-appraisal, self-understanding, self-respect, identity development, ethics/integrity, spiritual awareness Through interactions with the Division of Student Affairs:
Students will conduct realistic self-appraisal—recognizing strengths, weaknesses, interests, room for development, lifestyle choices, and emotional and physical well-being—so as to develop their individual identities, senses of self-confidence and respect, and a system of personal and professional values and ethics.
Interpersonal Competence Meaningful relationships, interdependence, collaboration, leadership Through interactions with the Division of Student Affairs:
Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills, build and maintain meaningful personal and professional relationships, employ strategies of collaboration with others in achieving goals, and develop effective leadership skills.
Humanitarianism/Civic Engagement Understanding of cultural and human differences, global perspective, social responsibility, civic responsibility Through interactions with the Division of Student Affairs:
Students will contribute to efforts to improve society through social advocacy, volunteerism, and community service, and engage in opportunities for interaction with those differing from themselves in culture, beliefs, and experience.
Practical Competence Pursuing goals, communicating effectively, technological competence, managing personal affairs, managing career development, professionalism, health/wellness, living a purposeful life Through interactions with the Division of Student Affairs:
Students will demonstrate competence in managing their personal, academic, and professional affairs.