Strategic Plan

School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

Goal 1: Provide intellectually stimulating and challenging experiences for students that broaden and deepen their perspective and awareness.

Objective 1.1:Provide rigorous graduate and undergraduate degree programs designed to prepare students for careers in the various disciplines of the School of HPELS.
Objective 1.2: Continue to strengthen the Personal Wellness general education requirement.
Objective 1.3: Pursue the development and implementation of an intercultural/international curriculum model.
Objective 1.4: Create opportunities for promoting student professional development.
Objective 1.5: Emphasize and expand multiculturalism in all learning opportunities provided for students.
Objective 1.6: Provide learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students that include opportunities for experiential learning.
Objective 1.7: Promote student research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Goal 2: Increase invovlement and contribution to the growth of the HPELS professions

Objective 2.1: Contribute to the growth of the disciplinary knowledge base for the various disciplines of the School of HPELS and in the professional practices that ensue.
Objective 2.2: Demonstrate the interconnection between basic research and application (i.e., promote Scholarship of Service).
Objective 2.3: Effectively infuse contemporary methodology in classroom teaching.
Objective 2.4: Increase HPELS involvement and visibility in the University-wide honors program.

Goal 3: Expand the involvement of the School of HPELS in addressing critical local, state, national, and global needs that enrich educational experiences for students and scholarly opportunities for faculty.

Objective 3.1: Organize and expand international program efforts.
Objective 3.2: Identify contemporary local, state, national, and global needs that are amenable to intervention efforts originating in the School of HPELS.
Objective 3.3: Establish new programmatic initiatives, or modify current programs in support of changing societal needs, as well as supply and demand issues.
Objective 3.4: Provide off-campus instruction through distant learning technology.

Goal 4: Strengthen the School of HPELS culture characterized by its innovative qualities and entrepreneurial activities as well as its diversity, collegiality and mutual respect.

Objective 4.1: Recruit, sustain and retain diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff.
Objective 4.2: Increase the number and graduation rates of American ethnic minority students and international students.
Objective 4.3: Pursue and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships within the School of HPELS.
Objective 4.4: Promote an environment for personal and professional development of all faculty in the School of HPELS.
Objective 4.5: Encourage participation in University-related intellectual, cultural, professional, and recreation activities.

Goal 5.0: Enhance the resources of the School of HPELS, including its fiscal, human, technological, and information resources.

Objective 5.1: Expand entrepreneurial/extramural funding activities (fiscal).
Objective 5.2: Increase the physical instructional resources (physical).
Objective 5.3: Balance available human instructional resources with program initiatives and curricular commitments (human).
Objective 5.4: Enhance opportunities for mentoring activities and social interaction among students, faculty, and staff (human).
Objective 5.5: Provide appropriate technological systems and infrastructure that supports teaching, research, and service activities of students and faculty (technology/information).

Goal 6.0: Establish strong, mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Objective 6.1: Contribute to the College of Education Advisory Board and establish and maintain advisory groups within each Division of the School of HPELS.
Objective 6.2: Maintain and strengthen relationships with alumni, students, and parents.
Objective 6.3: Establish and effectively market demonstration projects, learning conferences, and performance groups.
Objective 6.4: Form relationships with faculty, professional leaders, and state and federal decision-makers.
Objective 6.5 Establish partnerships with other educational institutions, agencies, corporations, and professional organizations.
Objective 6.6 Develop an advocacy capability that serves the interests of the University, College of Education, and School of HPELS.

Approved by Planning & Policies Committee 4/30/02