Why Does Student Affairs have Teams within its Staffing Structure?

 
"Academic learning and student development are processes that must be put together in a format that requires all the resources of the academy to function together in an integrated manner on behalf of students."

The Student Affairs staff at Longwood University embraces the foundational premise of the document Learning Reconsidered 2, which states that academic learning and student development should no longer be considered as separate and distinct processes defined in curricular and co-curricular terms. All academy resources should function together in an integrated manner on behalf of students and furthermore, engaging students outside the classroom cannot be addressed from individual departments or "silos" within Student Affairs. Consequently, six teams within our staffing structure have been established to address issues related to: academic and student affairs collaboration; outcomes assessment and learning; community standards and expectations; student engagement; professional development; and wellness. At Longwood, we are about the business of educating the whole student to become a citizen leader dedicated to the common good. Through collaboration with our campus partners and each other, we can better support, challenge, and assist each student along his or her journey.

At Longwood, we are about the business of educating the whole student to become a citizen leader dedicated to the common good.