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Strategic Plan

The Wintrode Center’s strategic goals align with institutional goals and priorities identified in Imagine 2023 (2018-2023) and Pathway to Premier 2030 (2023-2030). Strategic goals will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that Wintrode Center programs are meeting the ever-changing needs of SDSU students.

Pathway to Premier

Goal: Achieve Excellence Through Transformative Education

  • Objective 1: Access: Increase visibility of and access to Wintrode Center programs and services.
  • Objective 2: Sense of Belonging: Create a welcoming and safe environment for all students.
  • Objective 3: Self-efficacy: Identify new or increase use of current activities to enhance self-efficacy.

Goal: Cultivate and Strengthen Community Engagement

  • Objective: Expand support to Wizipan Certificate students, faculty and staff.

Goal: Foster Innovation and Increase Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

  • Objective: Engage SDSU students with research projects or scholarly presentations.

Goal: Be a Growing, High-Performing and Healthy University

  • Objective: Allocate financial resources for five staff members each year to participate in national conferences.

Imagine 2023

Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center Strategic Goal 1: Implement Proactive, Student-centered Strategies to Support Student Success

  • Strategy 1: Enhance student learning and development.
  • Strategy 2: Improve student access to Wintrode Center and TRIO programs and services.
  • Strategy 3: Implement strategies to improve success of students with historically lower retention and graduation rates.
  • Strategy 4: Strengthen faculty preparation to support student success.

Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center Strategic Goal 2: Achieve and Recognize Excellence in Student Success Practices

  • Strategy 1: Achieve certifications relevant to the profession.
  • Strategy 2: Establish rewards and recognitions.
  • Strategy 3: Apply scholarly work to practice.

Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center Strategic Goal 3: Develop a High-Performing Success Center Team

  • Strategy 1: Strengthen new staff training, internally and externally.
  • Strategy 2: Develop a structured professional development plan for success center staff.
  • Strategy 3: Provide leadership development opportunities for success center staff and SDSU students.

Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center Strategic Goal 4: Cultivate a Culture of Assessment within the Success Center

  • Strategy 1: Utilize data to inform decision-making and promote continuous improvement.
  • Strategy 2: Assess Wintrode courses to ensure alignment with student success research-based practices.
  • Strategy 3: Communicate Center outcomes.