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Division of Student Services Spring 2011


Pew Student Services Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

Mission To support efforts and expand opportunities for engaging students in learning

Department Overview

to promote each student’s educational and professional

Pew Student Services is based at the Pew Grand Additionally, many students attend as part-time

development by assessing needs, identifying solutions,

supporting the nearly 10,000 students who take life roles. classes at downtown locations each year. As

As such, we strive to create welcoming and

and helping students connect with services, resources and

home to the University’s six professional

effective services and environments to meet the

colleges, these students are predominantly

needs of all students, including traditional,

juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

adult, veterans, and graduate students.

opportunities - in support of student learning and success.

Rapids Campus with the primary purpose of

students with a host of other commitments and

Strategic Goals ●Assess student needs to identify services and programs that enhance learning opportunities for all categories students. ●Collaborate to enhance support services for graduate education and support graduate faculty initiatives. ●Enhance supports that assist graduate, nontraditional and military veteran students, with an easier transition to, succeed and graduate from Grand Valley. ●Advocate learning outcomes in programs and services in support of the University’s commitment to liberal education and student success. ●Enhance a campus climate that is welcoming, safe and inclusive for all students and contributes to a sense of inclusion for students from various backgrounds. ●Improve communication channels with to students increase awareness about services, resources and contributions to the campus community

Learning Outcomes Grand Valley State University’s commitment to assessing learning outcomes incorporates general education goals that are based on those established by AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP). Additionally, the Student Services Division at Grand Valley State University incorporates the UniLOA learning outcomes assessment instrument to gauge student learning across seven learning domains:

critical thinking, citizenship, communication, diversity, membership/leadership, relationships, and self-awareness. In support of this objective, the UniLOA is administered to students in the fall and winter semesters. Student learning outcomes are also incorporated in divisional programming and identified on the co-curricular website – Academics Beyond the Classroom.

Non-Traditional Students 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 Fall 2008

Winter 2009

Fall 2009

Age 25+

Winter 2010

Total Students

Fall 2010

Winter 2011


Address: 119B DeVos

Website: gvsu.edu/pewcampus Director: Steven Lipnicki

Phone: 616-331-7220

Twitter: @gvgrandrapids

E-Mail: lipnicks@gvsu.edu

Graduate Students 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

Graduate Students Total Students

Assess student needs to identify support services, equipment, and facilities and ensure access to all categories of undergraduate and graduate students.

Department Highlights Pew Student Services collaborates with departments from across the university’s many campuses including Traverse City, MeijerHolland, and Allendale, in order to work together on common goals that are universitywide. This year we’ve partnered with GRCC and Housing & Residence Life to offer on-campus programs for students in the Grand Rapids area, such as weekend activities. The collaborative efforts have also promoted programs focused on

Grand Rapid traditions, such as ArtPrize and partnerships for discounts with local/area businesses. The Veteran’s Network serves the needs of students that are unique to those who have served our country, as well as the NonTraditional Student Network, which helps meet student’s needs that may be different than a traditional FTIAC student. Through the Academics Beyond the Classroom involvement, we help partner academics & student services.

Graduate Students

Non-Traditional Students

Veteran Students

The Pew Campus is often the

2011 marked the start of the

In 2011 Steven Lipnicki and

place graduate students

NTS Network, as a

John Koch, graduate

spend a majority of their

decentralized resource for

assistant, presented at the

time and in 2011 the

potential and current non-

NASPA annual conference

University Club was

traditional students. Each

on the Veteran’s Network.

designated as Graduate

fall the NTS Network host

We have worked with

Commons. On a regular

Non-Traditional Student

veteran students r to host

basis, the student

Recognition week filled with

events such as a 5k run,

organization for Graduate

opportunities for campus

football tailgate, and winter

Students hosts Grad Club,

activities geared towards the

welcome reception to aid in

which is a gathering open to

non-traditional student.

our goal of being a veteran

all grad students.

2011-2012 Goals & Priorities

Collaborate with other units, departments, and faculty to support co-curricular opportunities at Pew Campus. Partner with Graduate Studies Office, graduate program directors, graduate council and faculty to help graduate students become better connected with GVSU. Coordinate Nontraditional Network. Coordinate efforts of the Veterans Network. Increase access to resources and direct support for online students through the Virtual Student Services initiatives. Create new initiatives to enhance campus climate and a sense of inclusion by encouraging and effectively promoting activities that address a multitude of cultural interests and topics by actively working to increase acceptance of all community members and to help educate about diversity programs and opportunities.

friendly campus.

Division of Student Services – Grand Valley State University


Pew Student Services Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

Mission To support efforts and expand opportunities for engaging students in learning

Department Overview

to promote each student’s educational and professional

Pew Student Services is based at the Pew Grand Additionally, many students attend as part-time

development by assessing needs, identifying solutions,

supporting the nearly 10,000 students who take life roles. classes at downtown locations each year. As

As such, we strive to create welcoming and

and helping students connect with services, resources and

home to the University’s six professional

effective services and environments to meet the

colleges, these students are predominantly

needs of all students, including traditional,

juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

adult, veterans, and graduate students.

opportunities - in support of student learning and success.

Rapids Campus with the primary purpose of

students with a host of other commitments and

Strategic Goals ●Assess student needs to identify services and programs that enhance learning opportunities for all categories students. ●Collaborate to enhance support services for graduate education and support graduate faculty initiatives. ●Enhance supports that assist graduate, nontraditional and military veteran students, with an easier transition to, succeed and graduate from Grand Valley. ●Advocate learning outcomes in programs and services in support of the University’s commitment to liberal education and student success. ●Enhance a campus climate that is welcoming, safe and inclusive for all students and contributes to a sense of inclusion for students from various backgrounds. ●Improve communication channels with to students increase awareness about services, resources and contributions to the campus community

Learning Outcomes Grand Valley State University’s commitment to assessing learning outcomes incorporates general education goals that are based on those established by AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP). Additionally, the Student Services Division at Grand Valley State University incorporates the UniLOA learning outcomes assessment instrument to gauge student learning across seven learning domains:

critical thinking, citizenship, communication, diversity, membership/leadership, relationships, and self-awareness. In support of this objective, the UniLOA is administered to students in the fall and winter semesters. Student learning outcomes are also incorporated in divisional programming and identified on the co-curricular website – Academics Beyond the Classroom.

Non-Traditional Students 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 Fall 2008

Winter 2009

Fall 2009

Age 25+

Winter 2010

Total Students

Fall 2010

Winter 2011


Address: 119B DeVos

Website: gvsu.edu/pewcampus Director: Steven Lipnicki

Phone: 616-331-7220

Twitter: @gvgrandrapids

E-Mail: lipnicks@gvsu.edu

Graduate Students 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

Graduate Students Total Students

Assess student needs to identify support services, equipment, and facilities and ensure access to all categories of undergraduate and graduate students.

Department Highlights Pew Student Services collaborates with departments from across the university’s many campuses including Traverse City, MeijerHolland, and Allendale, in order to work together on common goals that are universitywide. This year we’ve partnered with GRCC and Housing & Residence Life to offer on-campus programs for students in the Grand Rapids area, such as weekend activities. The collaborative efforts have also promoted programs focused on

Grand Rapid traditions, such as ArtPrize and partnerships for discounts with local/area businesses. The Veteran’s Network serves the needs of students that are unique to those who have served our country, as well as the NonTraditional Student Network, which helps meet student’s needs that may be different than a traditional FTIAC student. Through the Academics Beyond the Classroom involvement, we help partner academics & student services.

Graduate Students

Non-Traditional Students

Veteran Students

The Pew Campus is often the

2011 marked the start of the

In 2011 Steven Lipnicki and

place graduate students

NTS Network, as a

John Koch, graduate

spend a majority of their

decentralized resource for

assistant, presented at the

time and in 2011 the

potential and current non-

NASPA annual conference

University Club was

traditional students. Each

on the Veteran’s Network.

designated as Graduate

fall the NTS Network host

We have worked with

Commons. On a regular

Non-Traditional Student

veteran students r to host

basis, the student

Recognition week filled with

events such as a 5k run,

organization for Graduate

opportunities for campus

football tailgate, and winter

Students hosts Grad Club,

activities geared towards the

welcome reception to aid in

which is a gathering open to

non-traditional student.

our goal of being a veteran

all grad students.

2011-2012 Goals & Priorities

Collaborate with other units, departments, and faculty to support co-curricular opportunities at Pew Campus. Partner with Graduate Studies Office, graduate program directors, graduate council and faculty to help graduate students become better connected with GVSU. Coordinate Nontraditional Network. Coordinate efforts of the Veterans Network. Increase access to resources and direct support for online students through the Virtual Student Services initiatives. Create new initiatives to enhance campus climate and a sense of inclusion by encouraging and effectively promoting activities that address a multitude of cultural interests and topics by actively working to increase acceptance of all community members and to help educate about diversity programs and opportunities.

friendly campus.

Division of Student Services – Grand Valley State University


Pew Student Services Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

Mission To support efforts and expand opportunities for engaging students in learning

Department Overview

to promote each student’s educational and professional

Pew Student Services is based at the Pew Grand Additionally, many students attend as part-time

development by assessing needs, identifying solutions,

supporting the nearly 10,000 students who take life roles. classes at downtown locations each year. As

As such, we strive to create welcoming and

and helping students connect with services, resources and

home to the University’s six professional

effective services and environments to meet the

colleges, these students are predominantly

needs of all students, including traditional,

juniors, seniors, or graduate students.

adult, veterans, and graduate students.

opportunities - in support of student learning and success.

Rapids Campus with the primary purpose of

students with a host of other commitments and

Strategic Goals ●Assess student needs to identify services and programs that enhance learning opportunities for all categories students. ●Collaborate to enhance support services for graduate education and support graduate faculty initiatives. ●Enhance supports that assist graduate, nontraditional and military veteran students, with an easier transition to, succeed and graduate from Grand Valley. ●Advocate learning outcomes in programs and services in support of the University’s commitment to liberal education and student success. ●Enhance a campus climate that is welcoming, safe and inclusive for all students and contributes to a sense of inclusion for students from various backgrounds. ●Improve communication channels with to students increase awareness about services, resources and contributions to the campus community

Learning Outcomes Grand Valley State University’s commitment to assessing learning outcomes incorporates general education goals that are based on those established by AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP). Additionally, the Student Services Division at Grand Valley State University incorporates the UniLOA learning outcomes assessment instrument to gauge student learning across seven learning domains:

critical thinking, citizenship, communication, diversity, membership/leadership, relationships, and self-awareness. In support of this objective, the UniLOA is administered to students in the fall and winter semesters. Student learning outcomes are also incorporated in divisional programming and identified on the co-curricular website – Academics Beyond the Classroom.

Non-Traditional Students 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 Fall 2008

Winter 2009

Fall 2009

Age 25+

Winter 2010

Total Students

Fall 2010

Winter 2011


Address: 119B DeVos

Website: gvsu.edu/pewcampus Director: Steven Lipnicki

Phone: 616-331-7220

Twitter: @gvgrandrapids

E-Mail: lipnicks@gvsu.edu

Graduate Students 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0

Graduate Students Total Students

Assess student needs to identify support services, equipment, and facilities and ensure access to all categories of undergraduate and graduate students.

Department Highlights Pew Student Services collaborates with departments from across the university’s many campuses including Traverse City, MeijerHolland, and Allendale, in order to work together on common goals that are universitywide. This year we’ve partnered with GRCC and Housing & Residence Life to offer on-campus programs for students in the Grand Rapids area, such as weekend activities. The collaborative efforts have also promoted programs focused on

Grand Rapid traditions, such as ArtPrize and partnerships for discounts with local/area businesses. The Veteran’s Network serves the needs of students that are unique to those who have served our country, as well as the NonTraditional Student Network, which helps meet student’s needs that may be different than a traditional FTIAC student. Through the Academics Beyond the Classroom involvement, we help partner academics & student services.

Graduate Students

Non-Traditional Students

Veteran Students

The Pew Campus is often the

2011 marked the start of the

In 2011 Steven Lipnicki and

place graduate students

NTS Network, as a

John Koch, graduate

spend a majority of their

decentralized resource for

assistant, presented at the

time and in 2011 the

potential and current non-

NASPA annual conference

University Club was

traditional students. Each

on the Veteran’s Network.

designated as Graduate

fall the NTS Network host

We have worked with

Commons. On a regular

Non-Traditional Student

veteran students r to host

basis, the student

Recognition week filled with

events such as a 5k run,

organization for Graduate

opportunities for campus

football tailgate, and winter

Students hosts Grad Club,

activities geared towards the

welcome reception to aid in

which is a gathering open to

non-traditional student.

our goal of being a veteran

all grad students.

2011-2012 Goals & Priorities

Collaborate with other units, departments, and faculty to support co-curricular opportunities at Pew Campus. Partner with Graduate Studies Office, graduate program directors, graduate council and faculty to help graduate students become better connected with GVSU. Coordinate Nontraditional Network. Coordinate efforts of the Veterans Network. Increase access to resources and direct support for online students through the Virtual Student Services initiatives. Create new initiatives to enhance campus climate and a sense of inclusion by encouraging and effectively promoting activities that address a multitude of cultural interests and topics by actively working to increase acceptance of all community members and to help educate about diversity programs and opportunities.

friendly campus.

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