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College of Education and Professional Studies

Mission, Core Themes, and Goals

The College of Education and Professional Studies promotes a supportive, equitable, collaborative, and engaged learning environment that initiates opportunities for individuals to make intellectual and civic contributions through reflective practice, creative innovation, and practical application.

 Core Themes and Goals

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING
    • Maintain required and initiate new accreditation, national, state, and/or professional standards that relate to teaching and learning in all CEPS programs.
    • Provide advising that results in increased efficiency and rate of graduation.
  2. INCLUSIVENESS AND DIVERSITY
    • Recognize exemplary teaching, scholarship and service.
    • Recruit and retain diverse faculty.
    • Recruit and retain diverse students.
    • Facilitate inclusiveness throughout CEPS programs.
    • Facilitate globalism throughout CEPS programs.
  3. SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION
    • Students and faculty participation in scholarship and/or creative expression activities (e.g., SOURCE).
    • Obtain grant and private donation funding.
    • Provide and/or maintain hardware and software technologies.
  4. PUBLIC SERVICE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    • Facilitate relationships between CEPS and PK-20 educational institutions and/or business and industry professionals.
    • Facilitate interdisciplinary relationships with other universities, colleges and departments.
    • Increase participation in university sponsored life-long learning opportunities.
  5. RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & STEWARDSHIP
    • Restore departmental office goods and services budget to 2009 levels.
    • Expand sources of revenue to support CEPS initiatives.
    • Programs will maintain or increase FTES.
    • Deliver programs at the centers that have the human resources needed to accomplish programmatic goals.
    • Students will be taught primarily by tenure and tenure track positions.
    • Facilitate and monitor mentorship program for new faculty, including TT, FTNTT, and lecturers.
    • Upgrade and/or add onto buildings and facilities.


 

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