GOAL 5: Establish and enhance strong, mutually beneficial relationships with external constituencies.
Continuous discussion: Who are our external constituents? Schools, PreK-12 students, parents/families, educators, alumni, prospective donors, local and national foundations, Iowa DE, USDE, legislators, community leaders, business leaders, Iowa taxpayers.
University Alignment: G3.Obj3 - Expand and improve the network of external partners involved in educator preparation programs. G5 - Enhance the economic, social, cultural, and sustainable development of the state.
OBJ 5.1: Expand and improve the network of external partners engaged with COE programs.
S5.1.1: Recognize and support external professional partnerships to promote exemplary teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity.
T126.96.36.199: Facilitate and coordinate opportunities for faculty to meet with practitioners, policymakers, and community members.
S5.1.2: Enhance UNI's reputation in pre k-12 education, leadership development, and community impact.
S5.1.3: Enhance existing and establish additional professional development partnerships (PDP).
T188.8.131.52: Expand the Professional Development Partnerships network to schools in the Cedar Valley.
T184.108.40.206: Establish new Professional Educational Partnerships (PEP) sites with Iowa schools.
T220.127.116.11: Collaborate and coordinate the delivery of integrated, interdisciplinary, and innovative professional development opportunities supporting diverse, inclusive, individualized, and responsive learning environments.
S5.1.4: Collaborate with the Iowa Department of Education to develop Iowa's Research and Development School as a leading demonstration site for innovative evidence-based practice.
S5.1.5: Increase connections with and contributions to the mission and programs of UNI-CUE.
T18.104.22.168: Increase the number of students and faculty serving the UNI-CUE Tutoring Center.
S5.1.6: Utilize advisory boards to enhance and promote programs.
T22.214.171.124: Provide professional development for creation and effective use of advisory boards.
T126.96.36.199: Publish the advisory councils on individual department and COE websites, recognizing the contributions of the boardsâ€™ memberships.
S5.1.7: Promote a culture that recognizes and rewards faculty and staff for external collaborative partnerships and contributions.
T188.8.131.52: Review and revise PAC procedures and expectations to value engagement in collaborative partnerships.
T184.108.40.206: Recognize these partnerships on a special link off the COE webpage.
T220.127.116.11: Produce short videos highlighting these partnerships and stream them on the COE website.
OBJ5.2: Influence local, state, and national policy development.
S5.2.1: Increase the number of media interviews, written and published opinion pieces.
S5.2.2: Increase participation in advisory groups and professional organizations.
S5.2.3: Develop informative webinars and white papers to influence practice.
S5.2.4: Establish consistent communication with legislators and policymakers.
OBJ 5.3: Provide and promote opportunities to enhance quality of life for Iowans.
S5.3.1: Expand COE outreach programs to the community.
T18.104.22.168: Expand and enhance UNI-CUE outreach programs.
T22.214.171.124: Increase summer enrichment, tutoring, and camp opportunities.