Administrative Units

  • Changemaker Hub is a campus-wide manifestation of USD’s Catholic mission and values, with the purpose of empowering and enabling everyone to be a changemaker. A main focus of the HUB is developing diverse opportunities - from festivals to fellowships to competitions - for the USD community to learn about themselves, to be inspired and to practice changemaking. Envisioning 2024, USD’s strategic plan, has practice changemaking as one of its six pathways to achieve its vision for 2024.
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) provides and develops services and technology that deepen and extend the rich academic and extra-curricular experiences that make a USD education special. Through new and innovate use of technology, ITS helps USD achieve its vision to set the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university by the year 2024.
  • Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) facilitates continuous improvement through the use of data to inform department and institution-wide decision making and planning. IRP supports academic program review; responds to accreditation compliance mandates; and develops, collects, and communicates measures of institutional effectiveness. Through data informed decision-making, USD will be able to achieve the goals of its strategic plan and thereby the success of our students and faculty.
  • Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action (CASA) provides opportunities that create lasting connections between USD and the community. Through reciprocal community-based learning, the Mulvaney Center engages USD students, faculty, staff, and alumni to learn and act in partnership with the local and global community, and make life-long commitments to promote social change and justice. By significantly expanding and deepening this work, USD will be able to fulfill its strategic initiative of becoming an anchor institution for our community.
  • The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives supports the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives in four areas: WSCUC accreditation, academic program review, institutional quality assurance processes, and strategic initiatives and effectiveness. Duties focus on institutional accreditation efforts and processes, with an emphasis on demonstrating the university’s commitment to institutional effectiveness and integrity, and assessing student learning and success in curricular and co-curricular experiences. The Assistant VP-IESI routinely meets with University Assessment Committee members regarding curricular and co-curricular unit assessment efforts, works with the Core Curriculum Director and Special Assistant to the VP-IESI on assessment planning and tracking, steers the Academic Review Committee in facilitating the academic program review process, and works with other direct reports of the VP-IESI on strategic initiatives and effectiveness.

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