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College of Education and Health Professions

College of Education and Health Professions

Strategic Plan 2013-2018


  • The College of Education and Health Professions strives to be the first choice in preparing professionals and leaders to make positive contributions to the local and global community.

Mission Statement

  • The College of Education and Health Professions prepares highly qualified and sought-after professionals who lead with respect, integrity, and compassion and possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to improve P-12 student learning, professional health care, and the overall quality of life in our local and global communities.

Core Values

  1. Quality – The highest standard of value used to evaluate academic and professional initiatives, programs, and outcomes.
  2. Respect – Positive regard for the work, devotion, and professional character of others as possessing inherent value towards the College of Education and Health Professions' mission.
  3. Integrity – The consistent presentation of moral, ethical, and character traits reflective of authentic interactions.
  4. Compassion – Awareness, understanding, and an interest in the correction or resolution of another's distress.
  5. Communication – The process of sharing relevant information in a timely, transparent, and effective manner to ensure mutual understanding.
  6. Collaboration – The intentional act of working together with other professionals for the purpose of achieving an academically or professionally relevant outcome.
  7. Innovation – The constructive improvement and development of a concept, practice, or production that can be considered new or comparatively significant in its difference from relative precedence.

Strategic Initiatives

  1. Strengthen Community Partnerships
  2. Support Professional Commitment & Investment
  3. Increase Collaboration within COEHP and with other Colleges
  4. Growth in Programs
  5. Increase and Track Student Success

Strategic Initiative 1: Strengthen Community Partnerships

  • Goal # 1: Increase collaboration with existing partners.
    • Strategies:
      • Share information and gather input from partner group meetings (e.g.Principal's Roundtable, Program Advisory Committees, Nursing Advisory Committee, Region Educational Service Agency, Health Care Organizations, etc.).
      • Develop innovative initiatives in conjunction with community partners.
      • Participate in Health Fairs.
      • Utilize technology as a tool for innovative collaborative models.
  • Goal # 2: Enhance the reciprocal nature of partnerships.
    • Strategies:
      • Maintain the collaborative nature of partner groups (e.g. Hospitals, Principal's Roundtable, Program Advisory Committees, etc.).
      • Seek opportunities for engaging partners in collaborative work.
  • Goal # 3: Have a positive impact on more members of the community through active partnerships.
    • Strategies:
      • Actively engage in the partnership and provide support and assistance whenever feasible.
      • Engage in research to target the specific needs of community partners.
      • Seek opportunities to get involved in the work of community partners.
  • Goal # 4: Improve name recognition and academic reputation of COEHP.
    • Strategies:
      • Engage in quality research, presentation, and publication in the fields of education and health.
      • Maintain high-quality programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Strategic Initiative 2: Professional Commitment & Investment

  • Goal # 1: Infuse core values throughout programs and incorporate into annual evaluations.
    • Strategies:
      • Post core values throughout college buildings.
      • Regularly recognize faculty who exhibit core values.
      • Incorporate core values throughout department and college Standards of Excellence.
  • Goal # 2: Increase faculty research productivity
    • Strategies:
      • Review Policy regarding teaching and research.
      • Develop a feasible plan to allocate resources (including technology) for increasing faculty engagement in teaching and research.

Strategic Initiative 3: Increase Collaboration within COEHP and with other Colleges

  • Goal # 1: Increase collaboration with centers.
    • Strategies
      • Increase opportunities for COEHP students to engage in public informal education activities at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center.
      • Increase use of Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center (Oxbow) Facility, Grounds and Resources.
      • Collaborate with Center for Quality Teaching and Learning to establish a Professional Development School.
      • Collaborate with Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative to foster the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students, grades P-16.
  • Goal # 2: Increase collaboration between departments.
    • Strategies
      • Engage in collaborative research with colleagues from other departments.
      • All departments collaborate to establish Professional Development School with education and health services.
  • Goal # 3: Increase collaboration with other colleges.
    • Strategies
      • Seek opportunities and initiatives to increase collaboration with other colleges across campus to improve existing programs and/or develop new programs (e.g. UTeach Columbus, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows Program, etc.).
      • Develop collaborative partnerships with other colleges across campus to support other goals of the strategic plan (e.g., increase RPG, support recruitment, etc.)

Strategic Initiative 4: Growth in Programs

Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership

  • Goal # 1: Counseling faculty members will reestablish traditional cross- disciplinary connections with undergraduate departments and student organizations affiliated with mental and systemic health service.
  • Goal # 2: Key persons will continue to communicate with the online program management provider. Currently, Academic Partnerships is contractually responsible for recruitment and some internship coordination.
  • Goal # 3: The establishment of 2-3 off-campus centers within 75-100 mile radius of CSU with sufficient population to support programs.

Teacher Education, Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences, & Nursing

  • Goal # 1: Utilize available recruitment tools.
    • Strategies:
      • Participate in Discovery Days
      • Ensure all brochures, documents, etc. are up-to-date
      • Utilize available recruiters
      • Participate in Graduate Fairs
      • Keep the website updated
  • Goal # 2: Develop new recruitment initiatives
    • Strategies:
      • Develop new COEHP Ambassadors Student Organization to participate in recruiting events
      • Explore future program options for fully online implementation in conjunction with Academic Partnerships
      • Identify and participate in recruitment opportunities for graduate programs.
      • Partner with area high schools that have health occupation programs (e.g. HOSA)
      • Identify and utilize technology resources as tools for recruitment.

Strategic Initiative 5: Increase and Track Student Success

  • Goal # 1: Increase Student Retention
    • Strategies:
      • Analyze RPG data (campus-wide and college-wide)
      • Implement programs in collaboration with the advising offices.
  • Goal # 2: Increase Graduation Rates
    • Strategies:
      • Implement new programs to address RPG data
      • Improve communication with program faculty and directors
  • Goal # 3: Grow Scholarships
    • Strategies:
      • Publicize and award all currently available scholarships.
      • Collect comprehensive data on scholarship applicants, awardees, and the successful utilization of funds in order to create a more compelling argument to prospective donors.
  • Goal # 4: Increase Travel Funds for Students
    • Strategies:
      • Publicize and award currently available student travel funds.
      • Collect comprehensive data on student travel applicants, awardees, and the successful utilization of funds in order to create a more compelling argument to prospective donors.

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