Strategic Plan 2005-2010
mission is to facilitate the critical pursuit of knowledge in an
environment of civility and tolerance by preparing educators and
community professionals who impact the lives of adults and children. In
accomplishing this mission, the College endeavors to focus its resources
on excellent academic programs that are informed by meaningful
professional service and scholarly activities, relevant to the needs of
our constituencies, and subject to rigorous and ongoing scrutiny and
College of Education and Human Services will advance the recruitment of
academically ready and culturally diverse students and set occasions for
Action 1.1 The College will develop assertive procedures to increase the size and diversity of its student body.
Outcome 1.1a: The College will engage in focused marketing of
its programs and services to specific prospective student audiences.
Assessment/Data Sources: Allocation of budget and personnel
resources to marketing; copies of marketing materials; log of activities
by the College Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment.
Outcome 1.1b: Working within the context of the UNF "brand," the College
will design and publish attractive brochures, flyers, booklets, and
videos/DVDs to promote the COEHS and its programs.
Assessment/Data Sources: Copies of materials.
Outcome 1.1c: The College will increase undergraduate and
graduate enrollment by at least 20% during the five-year period from
2006 to 2010.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual tracking of enrollment statistics.
Outcome 1.1d: The College will increase the gender and ethnic
diversity of its student body during the five-year period from 2006 to
Assessment/Data Sources: Documentation of
activities to attract diverse students; annual tracking of data on
gender/ethnic diversity of students.
Outcome 1.1e: The College will increase the number of endowed merit-based student scholarships.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual review by the COEHS Director of Development of scholarship offerings.
Action 1.2 The College will maintain its commitment to exceptional
advising services to its students by reducing the ratio of students to
professional advisors, involving faculty effectively in the advising
process, and increasing student access to advising.
Outcome 1.2a: The College will seek funding for the addition of academic
advisors to its Student Services staff in accordance with enrollment
growth and expansion of the College's mission.
Assessment/Data Sources: Appropriate placement of advising requests among priorities in annual budget requests.
Outcome 1.2b: The College will provide professional development
to graduate faculty program sponsors with the goals of increasing their
effectiveness in advising graduate students and assuring that all
University and College policies are enforced during advising.
Assessment/Data Sources: Documentation from and attendance
rosters for workshops and/or other activities held for this purpose.
Outcome 1.2c: The College will explore ways to involve faculty in undergraduate student advising.
Assessment/Data Sources: Report from the COEHS Student Issues Committee on faculty involvement in advising.
Action 1.3 The College will maintain a rigorous student performance
assessment system for all of its students, benchmarking student outcomes
to appropriate state and national standards, and, where appropriate,
requiring students to meet FTCE exit testing requirements.
Outcome 1.3a: The College will seek and maintain permanent funding for the position of Assessment Associate.
Assessment/Data Sources: Recurring budget allocation to support this position.
Outcome 1.3b: Working cooperative with the Division of
Instructional Technology Services, the College will maintain a
state-of-the-art candidate assessment system for all students enrolled
in its professional education programs.
Assessment/Data Sources: Regular review of the candidate assessment
system by the Associate Dean and Assessment Associate to assure that (a)
compiled data are being used meaningfully to improve our academic
programs and (b) all procedures for collecting and analyzing data meet
requirements of our accrediting bodies.
Outcome 1.3c: One
hundred percent of students completing the College's professional
education programs will meet appropriate benchmark standards on the
Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and score at or above state
minima for all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual data reports made to the Florida Department of Education.
The College of Education and Human Services will promote the
successful learning of P-20 students through its high quality,
performance-based educator preparation programs and relevant continuing
education for all school personnel and will positively impact the lives
of people through its professional programs in mental health counseling,
sport management, and other human service areas.
The College will maintain excellent external recognition by meeting the
rigorous continuing accreditation and state program approval standards
for its educator preparation, counselor education, and sport management
Outcome 2.1a: The College will make yearly
progress toward obtaining and maintaining its accreditations/approvals
with NCATE, FDOE, CACREP, and CED.
Sources: Review of data included in the following annual reports: AACTE,
NCATE, FDOE Instructional Program Evaluation Plan.
Outcome 2.1b: The College will explore other external
accrediting/approval bodies for recognition of its academic programs.
Assessment/Data Sources: Active pursuit of accreditation by NAASM for the program in Sport Management.
Action 2.2 The College will, on an ongoing basis, make modifications
to its academic programs and governance structures to assure that the
services it offers are state-of-the-art.
The College will critically examine and, as necessary, modify its
programs on an ongoing basis in accordance with changes in accreditation
standards, BOG/University mandates, changing needs and trends, and
feedback from the professional community.
* Analysis of data from the electronic candidate assessment system.
* Program matrices showing match of educator preparation programs to new provisions of Rule 6A.
* Feedback from annual surveys of employers and graduates.
* Feedback from accrediting agencies.
Outcome 2.2b: The College will actively explore ways to increase
the number of teachers prepared through alternative means via Project
SUCCEED-UNF, formation of an Educator Preparation Institute, and other
alternative educator preparation initiatives.
Assessment/Data Sources: reports on outcomes of Project SUCCEED-UNF,
with focus on the number of persons completing the program eligible for
educator certification; development of a report on alternatives
available and the merits of pursuing each one.
2.2c: The College will broaden its mission and commitment to the needs
of its students and the profession via the creation of new degree
programs to include: a B. S. degree in Sign Language Interpreting, an
Ed. S. degree in Instructional Leadership, and a Ph. D. degree in
Assessment/Data Sources: annual
departmental reports of progress in moving these degree programs forward
for approval and initiation.
Outcome 2.2d: The College
will consider additional new majors/minors/tracks with the aim of
broadening its mission and service function. Programs to be considered
include: an undergraduate minor in Childhood Education, an undergraduate
minor in Deaf Culture, a B. S. degree in Community Leadership, a
Counselor Education M. Ed. Track in Substance Abuse Counseling, an M. A.
T. degree in Secondary Education, an M. S. degree in Sport Management,
an M. Ed. degree in Educational Psychology, an M. Ed. degree in
Reading/Literacy Education, an M. Ed. degree in Instructional
Technology, an Ed. S. degree in School Counseling, and a Ph. D. degree
in Educational Leadership.
Assessment/Data Sources: inclusion of degree creation plans in annual departmental reports.
Action 2.3 The College will incorporate relevant transformational
learning opportunities into its academic programs in accordance with
student interests and available resources.
The College will increase the variety of placements for student teaching
internships and other clinical placements, including placements in
diverse local settings and challenging international settings.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual reviews by the Office of
Educational Field Experiences of the range of schools, school districts,
and community agencies in which students are being placed.
Outcome 2.3b: The College will increase the number and variety of
international learning opportunities available to its students, creating
appropriate international TLO experiences as student need and resources
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual reports of
the number of students participating in international opportunities, the
range of activities provided, and the number and nature of sites
included; assessment data from the UNF International Center on TLOs
funded by that office.
Outcome 2.3c: The College will
increase the number of service learning and community leadership
opportunities available to its students.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual reports of the number of students
participating in service learning and community leadership
opportunities, the range of activities provided, and the number and
nature of experiences made available to students.
The College will raise the visibility of its academic programs via
University recognition initiatives and external awards and recognitions.
Outcome 2.4a: The College will actively seek University
flagship designation for one or more of its academic programs.
Assessment/Data Sources: Submission of applications to the UNF Flagship Programs Review Committee.
Outcome 2.4b: The College will actively seek recognition of its
academic programs via professional awards and recognitions.
Assessment/Data Sources: Submission of applications to relevant recognition/award programs.
Action 2.5 The College will devote itself to maintaining a
curriculum that will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and
dispositions necessary to prepare them to work with individuals from
diverse ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds, including persons
Outcome 2.5a: The College will conduct
regular audits of its curriculum to determine focus on diversity and
Assessment/Data Sources: Submission
of program content matrices to the College's program assessment
officer; if necessary, documentation of efforts to create or modify
courses to assure that sufficient attention to diversity is included in
all academic programs.
Action 2.6 The College will prioritize
programs and initiatives based on national trends, statewide
imperatives, and availability of human and material resources.
Outcome 2.6a: Communicating regularly with the Florida Department
of Education, the College will identify budgeting needs focused on
implementing statewide imperatives affecting its programs.
Assessment/Data Sources: Placement of these items as high priorities in budgetary planning requests.
Action 2.7 The College will assure adequate facilities in which to maximize its mission and goals.
Outcome 2.7a: Working jointly with the University Administration
and Office of Facilities Planning, the College will plan, construct,
and occupy a major new College of Education and Human Services building
with the goal of locating all persons and programs associated with the
College within the facility.
Regular monitoring of progress of the building plan with goal of
completion of the building during the 2008-2009 academic year.
Action 2.8 The College will explore creative options for course
delivery in an effort to meet student needs and increase the
availability of its academic programs.
Outcome 2.8a: The
College will increase the number of courses offered partially or fully
via distance learning and take steps to offer at least one graduate
program via distance learning.
Sources: Annual review of inventory of courses offered via distance
learning or with distance learning components included in them; review
of departmental annual reports to document progress in designing
distance learning options for delivering programs.
Outcome 2.8b: The College will expand its community cohort graduate
programs in education based on the needs and locations of the students
and the schools/agencies in which they are employed.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual review of the progress of cohort programs.
Outcome 2.8c: The College will seek continued funding of its
programs offered at international sites, including ongoing support for
the graduate program in Belize as well as consideration of other sites
where the College has developed notable interest (e.g., St. Kitts/Nevis,
Antigua, Jamaica, Trinidad).
Action 2.9 The College will
conduct regular satisfaction surveys of employers and graduates and will
track retention rates of professionals who accept employment in P-12
Outcome 2.9a: A high percentage of
graduates will find appropriate jobs and employees will be highly
satisfied with graduates.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual review of outcome/satisfaction data with following benchmarks:
* Seventy-five percent of graduates will find employment in their job field within one year of graduation.
* Ninety percent of employers surveyed will express satisfaction with the quality of the College's graduates.
* Ninety percent of graduates of professional education
programs who take positions with local school districts will be eligible
for rehire after their first year of employment.
College of Education and Human Services will advance the professional
profile, diversity, and scholarly engagement of its faculty.
Action 3.1: The College will develop and implement assertive procedures to increase the size and diversity of its faculty.
Outcome 3.1a: The College will increase the gender and ethnic
diversity of its faculty during the five-year period from 2006 to 2010.
Assessment/Data Sources: Documentation of activities to
attract diverse students; annual tracking of data on gender/ethnic
diversity of faculty.
Action 3.2 The College will maintain rigorous standards against which faculty performance will be assessed.
Outcome 3.2a: Each academic department in the College will
conduct ongoing reviews of its criteria and procedures for annual
evaluation of faculty.
Assessment/Data Sources: Departmental by-laws; departmental annual reports.
Outcome 3.2b: Each academic department will develop criteria for judging faculty merit.
Assssment/Data Sources: Departmental by-laws; departmental annual reports.
Outcome 3.2c: Each academic department will refine its
procedures for making promotion and tenure decisions in accordance with
the departmental and College missions and the goals of the department.
Assessment/Data Sources: Departmental by-laws; departmental annual reports.
Action 3.3 The College will increase its efforts toward gaining
external grants and contracts to support rigorous faculty research and
valuable faculty outreach efforts.
Outcome 3.3a: The
College will facilitate faculty members' efforts to apply for external
funding by providing resources, rewards, and incentives.
Assessment/Data Sources: As resources allow, granting of release
time to faculty to develop grant proposals or to pursue other external
Outcome 3.3b: The College will
secure permanent funding for the position of a professional grant writer
to assist faculty in preparing grant proposals.
Assessment/Data Sources: Recurring budget allocation to support this position.
Outcome 3.3c: The College will increase its total funding via
external grants and contracts to $4 million annually by 2010.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual tracking of grant funding.
Action 3.4 The College will explore the use of start up funding,
reassignment of time, professional development, and other human and
resource allocation strategies to enhance the productivity of its
Outcome 3.4a: The College will provide reduced
teaching loads to selected junior faculty during their first and fourth
years in an effort to increase their scholarly productivity.
Assessment/Data Sources: Faculty FAR/FAIR reports documenting work assignments.
Outcome 3.4b: The College will explore and implement strategies
for remunerating/rewarding faculty who serve as program leaders,
participate in community partnership activities, prepare grant
applications, or devote substantial time to other major initiatives
within the College.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual review of policies for offering assistance in these areas.
Outcome 3.4c: The College will conduct professional development
sessions and mentoring sessions to assist junior faculty in their
acclimation to the university and to assist them in the promotion/tenure
Assessment/Data Sources: Documentation of activities offered.
The College of Education and Human Services will expand its
influence on the community, the profession, and educational policy via
active partnerships and a proactive policy agenda.
The College will effectively involve its professional communities in
the planning, delivery, and assessment of its academic programs.
Outcome 4.1a: The College will expand the role of its Advisory
Council for Teacher Education and its other programmatic advisory
Assessment/Data Sources: Re-writing
of the charge for these groups to include more direct involvement in
generating ideas for improvement of academic programs; increase in the
number and variety of persons serving on these boards/councils.
Outcome 4.1b: The College will regularly gather feedback from
external stakeholders (e.g., P-12 educators, employers) on the
responsiveness of its programs and services.
Assessment/Data Sources: Reports compiling results from surveys and focus group sessions.
Outcome 4.1c: The College will expand partnerships with local
school districts, regional educational professional development centers
(e.g., Schultz Center, NEFEC), and area community colleges with the
goals of (a) building professional development school relationships, (b)
forging partnerships for the benefit of preparation of COEHS students
and the improvement of P-12 schools, and (c) collaborating with
districts and agencies on legislative initiatives in the mutual interest
of all parties.
Assessment/Data Sources: Reports
from the COEHS Long Range Planning Committee on possibilities for
partnerships with the goal of broadening the discussion around the most
promising ideas to a larger group of stakeholders.
Outcome 4.1d: The College will explore ways to work collaboratively with
other UNF colleges and service units to enhance its academic programs
and research and service initiatives.
Sources: Reports from the COEHS Long Range Planning Committee on
possibilities for partnerships with UNF colleges and service units;
documentations of conversations and planning meetings held with the
Action 4.2 The College of Education and Human
Services will maintain a credible voice in state and local educational
policy making, advocating for high quality student learning with policy
makers and the community.
Outcome 4.2a: The College will
sponsor community forums, lecture series, and other public events
focused on key educational issues and initiatives, and participate
actively in the Florida Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
Assessment/Data Sources: Allocation of time and budget annually to events of this type.
Outcome 4.2b: The College will, in harmony with the University's
Governmental Relations Office, set an agenda for making contacts with
legislators and policy makers in Tallahassee and Washington.
Assessment/Data Sources: Log of contacts with the Vice President
for Governmental Relations, conversations held, and strategies
developed and implemented.
Action 4.3 The College will
actively participate in state and national organizations devoted to high
quality professional preparation programs and advancement of research
in education and the human services.
Outcome 4.3a: The
College will maintain active institutional memberships in the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the American Association
of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Florida Association of Colleges
of Teacher Education, the Teacher Education Council of State Colleges
and Universities, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development, the National Association of Multicultural Education, and
the Mid-South Educational Research Association.
Assessment/Data Sources: Annual allocation of budget for memberships;
active involvement of faculty and students in the activities of these
and other relevant professional associations (e.g., making of
presentations at association meetings, holding leadership positions,
serving as journal editors).
Outcome 4.3b: The College
will consider joining one or more inter-institutional organizations
devoted to the advancement of teacher education as a University-wide
function (e.g., The Renaissance Group).
Assessment/Data Sources: Documentation of discussions regarding these
organizations focused on analyses of the qualifications and reputations
of these groups.
Action 4.4 The College will raise funds from
private sources to support key programs and learning opportunities,
provide scholarships, enhance its facilities, and supplement its
Outcome 4.4a: The College will work
effectively with its Community Leadership Council to broaden the circle
of friends of the College and identify potential donors to the College's
projects and initiatives.
Documentation of results of efforts by the COEHS Dean and Director of
Development to broaden the number of College friends and donors.
Outcome 4.4b: The College will identify a suitable donor for an
opportunity to name the College and make an "ask" of the donor to this
Assessment/Data Sources: Proposal developed
by Dean and Development Officer in conjunction with Institutional
Outcome 4.4c: The College will garner
support from its donors and friends to facilitate appropriate equipping
of its new building via provision of naming opportunities for
classrooms, laboratories, conference rooms, centers, etc.
Assessment/Data Sources: Documentation of activities by the Dean
and Director of Development to make these opportunities available to
potential donors; tracking of actual funds raised by this initiative.
Outcome 4.4d: The College will increase annual fund giving.
Assessment/Data Sources: Tracking of year-to-year trends in giving via UNF Foundation records.