Goals

Goals and Core Strategies of the DFA

Firmly rooted in the university’s Strategic Plan 3.0 and guided by our shared values, the Division aspires to be world-class in integrated planning and providing services. We will implement “highly efficient administrative processes to enhance the quality of service and improve productivity” (OSU Strategic Plan 3.0, page 15). We will support the goals of the Student Success Initiative. We will benchmark best practices and continuously improve in all that we do.

The Division is responsive to the short- and long-term needs of the OSU Community. Our work is organized around three primary goal areas:

  1. Service—To provide the highest levels of service in order to promote the success of OSU students, our colleagues in the OSU community, and the public using the best available tools, technologies and practices.
  2. Safety and Health—To provide a safe environment that protects and encourages improvements in the health and wellness of all aspects of the OSU community.
  3. Stewardship— To ensure that all human, financial, physical, environmental, and animal resources entrusted to the university are deployed in an effective, efficient, transparent, and socially responsible manner.

Guiding Principles

These overarching necessities transcend specific goals and strategies. We use them to develop our plans and guide our actions.  

  • Enhance diversity and support student and employee success.
  • Utilize the best technological solutions to enable and support all goals and objectives.
  • Build an environment that encourages inclusivity and collaboration across the university.
  • Promote a culture of respect, collegiality and dialogue in working relationships.
  • Support holistic personal and professional development for all.

Service
Goal

To provide the highest levels of service in order to promote the success of OSU students, our colleagues in the OSU community, and the public using the best available tools, technologies and practices.

Strategy 1 – Develop, communicate and implement clear, consistent and customer-focused policies, processes and programs that focus on enabling and supporting student, faculty, and staff success.

Strategy 2 – Create a culture of service excellence that ensures the success of the OSU community every day.

Strategy 3 – Create a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters success throughout the OSU community.

Safety and
Health Goal

To provide a safe environment that protects and encourages improvements in the health and wellness of all aspects of the OSU community.
 

Strategy 1 – Ensure our physical spaces and environments are safe and accessible for everyone.

Strategy 2 – Provide opportunities for people to enhance health, well-being, personal growth and professional development.

Stewardship
Goal

To ensure that all human, financial, physical, environmental, and animal resources entrusted to the university are deployed in an effective, efficient, transparent, and socially responsible manner.

Strategy 1 – Advance financial, social, and environmental responsibility at all levels throughout the OSU community.

Strategy 2 – Create and implement shared and integrated systems and resources.

Strategy 3 – Create a culture of innovation that supports efficiency, effectiveness and transformational ideas for doing business.