Mission and GoalsMission Statement
Alfred University’s graduate program in College Student Development prepares individuals for positions within higher education. Students acquire core knowledge and professional competencies that enable them to enter the profession. We (the faculty) strive to create a rigorous scholarly and supportive atmosphere for students to develop intellectually with a deep sense of social consciousness and self-awareness. We value teaching, scholarship, and service, which contribute to the mission of Alfred University.
Alfred’s College Student Development program is committed to the personal and professional development of each student in the context of a sound theoretical background. One-on-one interaction between faculty members and students encourages the personal learning that is vital to the education of student affairs professionals. Students gain a strong knowledge base and develop personal maturity and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The goals of Alfred University’s College Student Development program grow out of the program’s mission and are:
- To prepare graduate students in the acquisition of a comprehensive and scholarly knowledge base relevant to the profession of student affairs and higher education.
- To prepare graduate students in the acquisition of professional knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas of leadership, social justice, and community building.
- To prepare graduate students to become competent, self-aware, and socially conscious in order to work in a variety of student affairs settings serving a diverse population.