Goal 2 : Student Body

Create and support a world-class student body
  • Goal 2: Student Body 70%

A world-class student body embraces the holistic fullness of the human experience. Unity students need to possess curiosity, energy, and a desire to make a difference in the world. They should be confident in their abilities while fully aware of the challenges ahead. They should feel comfortable expressing their views while also understanding the value of alternate perspectives. They should think critically, with superior written, verbal, and media literacy. They should strive to understand and live by high ethical standards. And they should celebrate the idea that learning is a lifelong activity that brings richness, depth, and meaning to a life.

Problems, to Unity students, are not roadblocks. They are real-world puzzles to be solved through the passionate exertion of effort and will. Students should delight in bringing together disparate areas of knowledge, knowing that such integration leads to the syntheses that result in solutions. They see nature and humanity as representing complex systems that are closely and eternally linked. And they know that the pace of change will only accelerate, and that success will come from agility and perseverance.

The development of a world-class student body comes from the deliberate creation of opportunities and the unwavering encouragement to pursue them. Unity’s student body is outstanding, and further improvement will be manifested in several ways. Are the students fully engaged in campus life, both in and out of the classroom? Do they pursue ethical, political, spiritual, and social questions with passion? Do they open their hearts and minds to each other, for the benefit of all? Do they form a community, not just a campus? Do they feel confident in the tackling of risks, are they willing to pursue leadership roles, do they seek and find help when they need it? Do they embrace differences as opportunities to learn new ways of thinking and living?

The College already embraces approaches that can bring about this world-class student body. Unity’s emphasis on hands-on learning, transdisciplinary education, information literacy, and the liberal arts within a sustainability science framework gives the College a potent and unique ability to attract highly qualified, intelligent, and dedicated students.

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G2: Objective 1: Ensure that each student develops critical-thinking, personal and social skills needed to succeed at Unity College and in life

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G2: Objective 2: Engage all students in meaningful co-curricular opportunities that promote retention and persistence to graduation

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G2: Objective 3: Provide support to enhance and improve the residential experience of Unity students

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G2: Objective 4: Provide robust student support services that are student centered and that promote student success at Unity College and beyond

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G2: Objective 5: Provide robust support for student leadership opportunities

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G2: Objective 6: Provide support for a campus culture that emphasizes holistic wellness

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G2: Objective 7: Create a culture of respect for diversity, inclusion, and social justice

G2: OBJECTIVE 1: Ensure that each student develops critical-thinking, personal and social skills needed to succeed at Unity College and in life

  • G2: OB1: INITIATIVE 001: Assess current student growth programs and provide provisional support for successful programs and initiatives 100%
  • G2: OB1: INITIATIVE 002: Create a co-curricular transcript that tracks and validates student learning both in and out of the classroom 20%
  • G2: OB1: INITIATIVE 003: Create a robust academic advising system that improves graduation rate and supports student outcomes after graduation 20%

G2: OBJECTIVE 2: Engage all students in meaningful co-curricular opportunities that promote retention and persistence to graduation

  • G2: OB2: INITIATIVE 001: Develop definitions, tracking, and planning for co-curricular programming 48%
  • SP 2020 G2: OB2: INITIATIVE 002: Implement the plan by developing and/or retiring programs in coordination with G1: OB1: INITIATIVE 001 and in response to data on effectiveness 0%

G2: OBJECTIVE 3: Provide support to enhance and improve the residential experience of Unity students

  • G2: OB3: INITIATIVE 001: Develop a residential plan for housing 80 percent of student population 91%
  • G2: OB3: INITIATIVE 002: Increase student satisfaction with the dining experience 83%

G2: OBJECTIVE 4: Provide robust student support services that are student centered and that promote student success at Unity College and beyond

  • G2: OB4: INITIATIVE 001: Develop an inclusive campus ADA plan 50%
  • G2: OB4: INITIATIVE 002: Create student academic success center, a one-stop shop for disability services and academic resources 100%
  • G2: OB4: INITIATIVE 003: Develop improved peer education program that provides effective support and leadership opportunities for students 30%
  • SP 2020 G2: OB4: INITIATIVE 004: Centralize student business services (one-stop-shop… registration, financial aid, billing, bursar, student id, etc…) 0%
  • SP 2020 G2: OB4: INITIATIVE 005: Enhance support for non- residential and non-traditional students 10%
  • G2: OB4: INITIATIVE 006: Create systems and support to help students recover from academic difficulty and persist to graduation 23%
  • G2: OB4: INITIATIVE 007: Enhance student work opportunities on campus to support student financial needs and academic success 2%

G2: OBJECTIVE 5: Provide robust support for student leadership opportunities

  • G2: OB5: INITIATIVE 001: Assess current student leadership programs and provide provisional support for successful programs and initiatives 100%
  • G2: OB5: INITIATIVE 002: Reinforce partnership between student and employee college leadership 50%
  • SP 2020 G2: OB5: INITIATIVE 003: Develop and/or retire programs in coordination with G1: OB1: INITIATIVE 1 0%

G2: OBJECTIVE 6: Provide support for a campus culture that emphasizes holistic wellness

  • G2: OB6: INITIATIVE 001: Provide provisional support for successful wellness programs and initiatives 100%
  • G2: OB6: INITIATIVE 002: Create dynamic health care services capacity for fluctuations in student body size 100%
  • G2: OB6: INITIATIVE 003: Assess and plan for campus medical services 100%
  • G2: OB6: INITIATIVE 004: Complete athletic strategic plan 47%
  • G2: OB: 6: INITIATIVE 005: Assess and implement comprehensive student wellness programs 54%

G2: OBJECTIVE 7: Create a culture of respect for diversity, inclusion, and social justice

  • G2: OB7: INITIATIVE 001: Establish a Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and HR Officer to lead campus diversity and cultural initiatives 100%
  • G2: OB7: INITIATIVE 002: Develop a comprehensive diversity plan to include students, faculty, and staff; including diversity considerations of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and other factors 66%