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Strategic Plan 2020

The School of Education at Indiana University Southeast is taking steps to lead the transformation of schools in Indiana and its environs by preparing highly qualified, caring professionals. Our Strategic Plan 2020 is both an inspirational and aspirational document. It emphasizes our commitment to:

  • the success of all students, both our teacher candidates and their P-12 students;
  • the integration of research and data into our curriculum and decision making;
  • the promotion of stronger and global partnerships; and
  • the advancement of long-term learning.

The plan reflects our desire to leverage the talents and skills in our faculty, candidates, school and community partners, and other available resources to implement programs that will advance the growth in learning and development of all P-12 students.

This plan was developed after a long and thoughtful process by the faculty with input from our stakeholders including students, members of our advisory councils, members of the Council on the Preparation of Education Professionals (COPEP) and our school partners. It is further aligned to IU Southeast’s 2016-2021 strategic plan and underscores our desire to have IUS School of Education become a destination preparation program for future educators in our region.

I urge us as faculty, staff and candidates to make this a living document that drives our day-to-day activities and that there is ongoing evaluation and celebration of our accomplishments.

My sincere appreciation goes to the members of the Strategic Plan Committee: Faye Camahalan (co-chair), Jacque Singleton (co-chair), James Hollenbeck, Mary Bradley, Gwendolyn Shultz, Gloria Murray, Cathy Johnson, Nicole Owens Wilson, Mary Ann Wild and Gary Pinkston who worked tirelessly to create such a dynamic and pragmatic document. The document captures our common belief that all students can learn. Our goal should be that every P-12 students have access to a qualified professional in their classroom and that, in Indiana, that qualified professional is an IUS School of Education graduate.

For the SoE, the best is yet to come!

Doyin

Dean's Signature

Doyin Coker-Kolo, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, IU Southeast School of Education

Strategic Plan - Overview

Indiana University Southeast School of Education will be the regional leader in promoting community partnerships to advance the education and professional development of educators and all learners. The mission of Indiana University Southeast School of Education is to prepare and nurture high quality, caring professionals who are leaders on the continuous improvement of schools within a diverse society.

Goal 1 - Promote and provide high quality teaching, learning, research and service

Action Plans

1.1

Promote and provide best practices through…

  1. innovative teaching and learning opportunities
  2. professional development to all learners and educators
  3. extensive field clinical practice and implementation of evidence-based interventions
1.2

Explore and develop new non-degree/degree programs and special projects to address the needs of stakeholders and the workforce

1.3

Revisit current curriculum for each program to address low scores of candidates in licensure exams

1.4

Initiate scholarships for minorities and non-traditional candidates, as well as those pursuing high need areas, such as: STEM, Special Education, teaching of English Language Learners

1.5

Request new faculty position for new programs, as needed

1.6

Promote student research opportunities through conference attendance, fellowships, and faculty-student research projects

Metric

M1.1

Develop a strong partnership with existing child care facility for Early Childhood Education clinical/field experience.

M1.2

Revitalize early childhood education program

M1.3

Increase SOE Scholarship recipients by 10%

M1.4

Create at least 2 service learning opportunities/programs for students

M1.5

Add at least 10 new concentrations in BS and MS programs

M1.6

Develop at least 5 new content area concentrations to comply with Department of Education requirement of 18 hours of content graduate courses for dual-credit high school teacher qualifications.

M1.7

Add two new faculty members

M1.8

All programs use authentic assessments in curricula.

M1.9

Licensure program improvement plans show utilization of data on the scores of candidates per licensure exam.

M1.10

Identify updates needed for classrooms, etc. and request appropriate funds & materials from university & other sources

M1.11

All faculty/staff incorporate at least one innovative technology in teaching, research and/or service.

M1.12

Student research activities on and off campus will increase by 5% each year.

Goal 2 - Develop and promote caring and professional relationships with diverse communities

Action Plans

2.1

Promote retention and recruitment projects or programs to maintain and increase enrollment

2.2

Expand access to all learners and educators

2.3

Promote diversity and cultural competence

2.4

Collaborate and build partnerships with stakeholders

2.5

Build strong relationship with candidates, colleagues on and off campus, alumni and former colleagues

2.6

Explore opportunities for expanding international partnerships

2.7

Leverage our international partnerships when doing international travel

2.8

Build and maintain relationships with area schools to enhance clinical experiences and their ties to IU Southeast courses

2.9

Create a sense of community for candidates and faculty in each of our program

Metric

M2.1
  1. Increase student enrollment by 2% each year.
  2. Increase recruitment of diverse and non-traditional students by 1% each year.
M2.2

Establish a new Advisory Board to serve both undergraduate and graduate programs.

M2.3
  1. Increase student participation in the study abroad program by 1% each year.
  2. Expand brown bag series and other similar projects by adding new virtual or long distance collaborative professional development with diverse communities.
M2.4

Each program incorporates service learning and community engagement in the curricula following the guidelines of the Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement.

M2.5

Increase student membership in student-lead organizations on campus by 5% each year.

M2.6

Give incentives to all our P-12 Clinical Educators and other similar professional partners each year (e.g. waived registration fee at programs, workshops and conferences; recognitions at ATE-I and SOE Honors Program; hire as adjuncts)

  1. Promote compliance with ADA facilities
  2. Ensure 100% compliance of UDL course syllabi
M2.7
  1. One hundred percent (100%) of programs add and implement a component of teaching English Language Learners.
  2. Develop a new ELL minor in the undergraduate programs.
M2.8

Coordinate with Alumni Office to establish a tracking system of program graduates.

M2.9

Increase faculty, staff and student participation by 5% each year at SOE sponsored events, such as: student orientation, pinning ceremony, Honors Program, open house, etc.

Goal 3 - Promote student success and life-long learning

Action Plans

3.1

Expand access to Education programs and completion for all learners and educators

3.2

Establish leadership opportunities for students

3.3

Explore and establish a speaker series to address topics in education that are current or edgy

3.4

Support professional dispositions in the School of Education

3.5

Advise-mentor candidates using best practices

3.6

Incorporate high impact practices in all programs

3.7

Establish a regular evaluation of student advising

3.8

Establish advising-mentorship duties and responsibilities for both advisors and advisees to promote student success and life-long learning

Metric

M3.1

Increase professional development opportunities for candidates and full-time and part-time faculty/staff by 5% each year 

M3.2

Increase candidates’ participation in professional education organizations.

M3.3

Explore and establish strong mentorship program for candidates

M3.4

All programs incorporate high impact practices

M3.5

All program and licensing advisors complete a yearly report for progress and improvement

M3.6

Program Coordinators complete a yearly report on faculty and staff advising-mentorship of students

Goal 4 - Demonstrate continuous program improvement

Action Plans

4.1

Use evidence-based decision making by creating a culture of assessment

4.2

Promote continuous collaboration with P-12 schools by providing professional development opportunities 

4.3

Engage in continuous professional development for faculty and staff

4.4

Share success stories of the School of Education

4.5

Collaborate, consult and partner with different groups of stakeholders in the continuous evaluation of processes, policies and results

4.6

Develop an electronic newsletter to publicize the unit’s projects and other developments or accomplishments

4.7

Use other means of social media to promote or advertise the unit

4.8

Use evidence-based decision making by creating a culture of assessment

4.9

Promote continuous collaboration with P-12 schools by providing professional development opportunities 

4.10

Engage in continuous professional development for faculty and staff

4.11

Share success stories of the School of Education

4.12

Collaborate, consult and partner with different groups of stakeholders in the continuous evaluation of processes, policies and results

4.13

Develop an electronic newsletter to publicize the unit’s projects and other developments or accomplishments

4.14

Use other means of social media to promote or advertise the unit

Metric

M4.1

One hundred percent (100%) of programs have a curriculum map aligned with all required Standards by end of fall 2017.

M4.2

One hundred percent (100%) of programs, following the unit guidelines, submits a yearly needs assessment, work plan and end of the year report to reflect continuous program improvement.

M4.3

Unit and all programs’ website, brochures, flyers, and other promotional materials are updated and current, accurate information.

M4.4

All programs submit a yearly report using TaskStream to use data to ensure quality preparation, ongoing professional development, and successful completion of candidates in the programs.

M4.5

Continue to receive state approval and national accreditation for the unit and all appropriate programs

M4.6

100% of programs submit a yearly report on collaboration and partnership with stakeholders

M4.7

Unit has a yearly report to show that full-time and part-time faculty/staff engages in professional development activities.

M4.8

100% of programs completes a yearly report on partnership or collaboration with P-12 schools:

  1. through clinical placements, and
  2. implementation of dispositions in clinical experiences.
M4.9

Online publication of School of Education newsletter every year

M4.10

Increase exposure and distribution of social media campaigns by 10% each year.

M4.11

Unit adopts TaskStream and 100% of programs use it to store and analyze data for program improvement

M4.12

Increase faculty and staff participation in local, regional and international conferences and associations by 5% each year.