University of Oregon — University Housing
Strategic Plan Summary
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Core Purpose: Develop a community that cultivates educational and personal growth in a diverse environment
Core Values: We value and are committed to:
- Learning & Growth
University Housing will set the standard for the seamless integration of student living and student learning.
Vivid Description of the Desired Future:
University Housing’s learning communities draw students from all over the world, and are a major reason students choose the UO. Merging the best aspects of a large research institution with the personal connections of a small college, these standard-setting programs seamlessly integrate academics with social growth and the routines of daily living, and intertwine the residence halls with campus classrooms, faculty and departments. We provide purposefully designed, welcoming and healthy environments, rich with cutting-edge technology, flexible building design and passionately engaged staff, that allow all students to immerse themselves in our challenging programs. The living and learning programs are directly responsible for higher achievement of residents while in school, and are a clear advantage to graduates in authoring their personal and professional experience.
Goals and Objectives
- Programs and Services - Student learning is integral to the creation and delivery of exceptional residential university programs and services: We will establish measurable goals for learning and help students meet them by creating an environment that engages and promotes studying, learning and academic and personal success and by providing excellent food, services, and facilities.
- Marketing and Communications - Relevant audiences will understand and utilize University Housing’s programs and services as critical components to student living and student learning at the University of Oregon as a preeminent residential university: We will establish an effective, innovative and inclusive marketing, promotions and communications strategy, in collaboration with campus colleagues.
- Resources - Sufficient resources (time, staff, and money) are available to become the preeminent residential university: We will carefully manage resources, both financial and personnel, to maximize opportunities and value to students.
- Multicultural Organizational Development - The department will become a multicultural organization by addressing social justice, diversity, and inclusion: We are working to become an informed, inclusive, respectful, safe, accessible, welcoming, multicultural and diverse community through education, recruitment, retention, campus collaboration, shared resources and support.
- Facilities - Design and build exceptional facilities integral to achieving the residential university experience: We will develop, renovate and maintain physical spaces that support the academic and residential community functions in a manner that is sustainable economically, environmentally, and operationally.
- Research and Assessment - Departmental decision-making will be informed by research and assessment: We will establish the needed infrastructure to make research and assessment a primary tool used by the department to inform decisions and planning.
- Curriculum - Students’ readiness for civic engagement, global citizenship, healthy living, employment, and life-long learning is enhanced through a comprehensive and purposeful curriculum. This goal is covered by objectives in Goal 1. The four University Housing Learning Outcome Domain areas (Goals) are: Intellectual Connections; Global Citizenship; Self & Community; Integrity & Intention.