About Us

Vision

The Education Advising and Student Services (EASS) center will be a nationally recognized student resource center that contributes to the development of educators and leaders for a diverse society.

Our vision defines what we aspire to be and do

  • Inclusive of diversity
  • Inclusive of our multiple student populations
  • Proactive in our planning
  • Top tier in our aspirations
  • Collaborative with constituents and stakeholders
  • Engage with students
  • Focus on advising as teaching
  • Develop educators & leaders in diverse settings
  • Holistic in our approach to student development
  • Supportive of the Ideas to Action and the College of Education and Human Development's Conceptual Framework: inquiry, action, advocacy
  • Promote excellence in all of our endeavors and relationships with faculty, staff, and students

EASS Values

For Students
  • Personal and academic welfare
  • Inclusion, equity and cultural responsiveness
  • Compassion, trust, respect, and integrity
  • Student self-directedness and self-discovery
  • Efficient academic planning, degree completion, and excellence
  • Critical thinking
  • "Real world" application/experiences for students
  • Reflection and life-long learning
For Staff
  • Personal welfare
  • Inclusion, equity and cultural responsiveness
  • Compassion, trust, respect, and integrity
  • Reflection and life-long learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Excellence
  • Internal processes and strategic planning
  • Data collection and assessment
  • Collaborative partnerships and advocacy
  • Strategic Goals: 2012 - 2013

    • Goal 1: Improve student persistence, success, and engagement
    • Goal 2: Build communication, relationships and liaisons
    • Goal 3: Utilize technology as a tool to streamline processes
    • Goal 4: Focus on diversity, inclusion & equity
    • Goal 5: Enhance outreach and recruitment efforts
    • Goal 6: Participate in professional development