In response to The University of Texas at Dallas’ (UT Dallas) strategic plan, Creating the Future, the Division of Student Affairs initiated a strategic planning process that involved conversations with all units in the Division. Each unit was asked to project a plan that reflected what the unit will look like in ten years and what steps will need to be taken to get there. Unit plans were then compiled into this comprehensive division-wide plan, which outlines the Division’s strategic goals and initiatives for the next decade. Steps have been taken to ensure the alignment of this plan with the overall University strategic plan and institutional priorities.
Student Affairs serves a critical role in ensuring the education of the whole student and achieving the academic mission of the institution. The UT Dallas Division of Student Affairs is committed to achieving this critical, educational role and to providing a wide array of operationally efficient programs and services that support students’ academic endeavors, their personal growth and development and their quality of life. The Division is comprised of the following services and programs:
In addition, Student Affairs administrative services are provided through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. These services include budget forecasting and management, strategic planning, assessment, web and marketing services, new program development, grant writing, staff development and personnel planning and oversight.
Student Affairs departments are currently housed in the Student Union, Activities Center, McDermott Library, University Village, and the Administration Building. Plans are underway for the construction of a new student services building. Upon completion of that facility, a number of Student Affairs units will vacate their current spaces and will be relocated to the new building. In addition, a new residential facility and a new dining hall are currently under construction.
Primary funding for Student Affairs services, programs and buildings is currently generated by the Student Services, Student Union, Recreational Facility, Medical Services, International Student Special Services fees, and Housing Revenues. New funding sources will be available through the Student Services Building Fee and the Athletic Program Fee beginning fall, 2008.
Other funding sources include a variety of grants, gifts, sponsorships and program-specific user fees. The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and its administrative functions, the Career Center internship program, Judicial Affairs, and Student AccessAbility are funded through state and designated tuition allocations.
Updated: February 25, 2013