(See strategic plans .pdf)
STRATEGIC GOAL # 1 Provide exemplary professional education programs that prepare highly qualified educators to meet the challenges of urban education in a changing society.
- Strengthen curriculum & instruction through faculty collaboration:
- Review conceptual framework & strategic plan
- Strengthen collaboration including university faculty & community members.
- Strengthen & support partnerships that improve services to schools.
- Develop partnerships in one area high school, middle school, elementary, and charter school.
- Review and update how technology is used and taught throughout the unit.
STRATEGIC GOAL # 2 The College will regularly and systematically utilize data to identify and make needed changes in courses, programs, clinical experiences, and unit operations.
- Ensure that assessment of students, faculty & programs informs program development, modification & improvement.
- Ensure that the relationship between quality of its teachers and the academic performance of pre-k – 12 students is documented.
- Identify ways to ensure that faculty are knowledgeable about current assessment tools and issues in California and the nation.
- Identify ways in which programs can infuse knowledge and skills of assessment in coursework and fieldwork.
STRATEGIC GOAL # 3 Address critical need for a larger and more diverse workforce of teachers and related school professionals.
- Review the outcomes of the implementation of the current plan to recruit qualified women and men of differing ethnicities & cultures into these professions.
- Develop a plan to support and retain students for all programs.
- Develop strategies to support graduates in their professional roles, particularly during induction.
- Secure funds and implement plans for recruitment, support and retention of students.
- Identify ways to strengthen students’ identity with COE
- Provide a forum for COE students to express their views about COE and its programs.
STRATEGIC GOAL # 4 Develop and maintain a strong professional community among our faculty, staff, administrative personnel & alumni committing & collaborating to realize the College mission.
- The College will provide appropriate time, mechanisms, and opportunities for the faculty to a) exchange information and ideas regarding teaching, scholarship, and service; b) interact socially; and c) examine and discuss issues related to their quality of life as faculty.
- Address the college goals through such strategies as teaching load differentials, stipends, assigned time, teaching assistants, professional development, and funded research projects.
STRATEGIC GOAL # 5 The College will recruit, nurture, and retain a diverse faculty who regularly demonstrate best practice in teaching, are engaged in scholarly activities, and apply their knowledge in service to the College, community, and profession.
- Continue to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds with competency in both teaching and scholarship.
- Institute a mentoring plan for probationary faculty that will assist them in successfully addressing requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.
- Institute a professional development planning process for tenured faculty that will help them in their ongoing professional advancement.
- Through the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process, reward faculty who address the mission, vision, and goals of the College through work that meets a broad definition of scholarship that is congruent with the University personnel policies and the collective bargaining agreement.
STRATEGIC GOAL # 6 The College will foster an administrative environment that ensures shared leadership and is reflective, open, inclusive, and responsive to the evolving mission and vision of the College.
- Develop a committee structure that engages faculty in policy & administrative decision-making that will sustain collaborative, dynamic, and responsible College growth, and will disseminate information to the faculty about ongoing operation of the College.
- Implement and assess the new committee structure by formally obtaining feedback from the faculty, administration, and staff.