GOAL 2: Faculty will distinguish themselves by engaging in creative and intellectually rigorous teaching, scholarship, and service.
University Strategic Plan Alignment: G1.Obj1 - Provide a rigorous and relevant undergraduate educational experience that prepares students for the future.
OBJ 2.1 - Faculty will engage in teaching that is broadly and deeply informed, bridges theoretical and practice perspectives, is integrated and collaborative with an investment in outcomes of the program as a whole, and is data informed and reflective about pedagogical orientations.
S2.1.1: Develop active professional communities to support quality teaching.
S2.1.2: Ensure that students, professors, instructors, administrators, and staff collaborate in a technology-rich work environment.
T2.1.1: Transform students to teachers who lead collaborative student-centered learning in technology-rich environments.
T2.1.2: Model collaborative student-centered learning in technology-rich learning environments in teacher preparation courses.
T2.1.3: Integrate current technology into courses and work environments in a fashion that mirrors use in formal and non-formal educational settings.
S2.1.3: Ensure that all on-line courses are aligned to the Quality Matters Framework.
OBJ 2.2: Faculty will engage in scholarship that represents a broad range of forms and methodologies, has links to teaching and service, and is programmatic, collaborative, and connected with issues of educational importance.
S2.2.1: Develop collaborative research among preservice, practicing teachers, and content professors that address issues and problems of the community, state, nation, and world.
S2.2.2: Develop active professional communities to support quality scholarship.
S2.2.3: Scholarship occurs in multiple formats (scholarship of discovery, integration, application, or teaching).
OBJ 2.3: Faculty will engage in collaborative service which is linked to teaching and scholarship and makes a substantive impact.
S2.3.1: Develop active professional communities to support quality service.
S2.3.2: Service occurs at multiple levels (department, university, community, local, state, regional, national, and international).
OBJ 2.4: Recruit, develop and retain faculty who are distinguished by their creative and intellectually rigorous teaching, scholarship, and service.
S2.4.1: Establish, recognize, and support external partnerships to promote exemplary faculty teaching, scholarship, and service.
S2.4.2: Develop clear guidelines for faculty tenure, promotion, and merit.
OBJ 2.5: Develop and expand alternative delivery models that extend beyond the UNI campus.
S2.5.1: Develop a comprehensive plan/roadmap for distance education and alternative program delivery at the local, state, national, and international levels.
S2.5.2: Engage and collaborative with IT, Continuing Education, and other external partners.
S2.5.3: Build the capacity of COE faculty to provide leadership with alternative delivery options.