Goals for 2012-2013
Prepared by Virginia Clark Johnson, Dean
The mission of the College of Human Development and Education at North Dakota State University is to provide educational programs and conduct research and other scholarly activities that focus on the lives of individuals and their families as they interact in work, educational and living environments. Visions for the College include:
- To provide programs which meet the current and future needs of students and society.
- To provide quality academic environments which facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of resources and people.
- To serve the diverse educational needs of a global audience through the use of technology as enhancement or delivery method in the teaching and learning environment.
- To contribute to the enhancement of economic development in North Dakota utilizing research and discipline-based information.
All of these visions are important to our work in the College of Human Development. However, the goals that have been identified reflect our areas of focus for this academic year. (Goals that are in bold print should be a part of all unit goals.) Goals identified for 2012-2013 include:
1) Continue to strengthen the research capacity of the College.
- Increase the number of research related grants submitted by faculty.
- Increase the number of research related grants awarded to faculty.
- Continue to increase the number of refereed publications by faculty.
- Develop a plan for assessing, tracking, and enhancing the quality of research publications.
- Identify additional sources of funding for graduate assistants.
- Increase involvement of undergraduates in research.
2) Increase the image and visibility of the college and programs in the college.
- Identify benchmarks that can be used to measure our programs against national standards; identify a roadmap for working toward/reaching those standards.
- Review College and unit websites to make sure the most current information is available in a user-friendly format.
- Create recruitment plans and informational materials for doctoral programs.
- Review College recruitment and informational materials; consider content and format in relation to use and purpose; revise as needed to provide current information.
3) Review the match between curriculum, enrollment and resources to ensure that we continue to offer quality, cutting-edge, competency-based programs.
- Work with the NDSU Development Foundation to raise $900,000 for renovation of the Food Production Laboratory Complex.
- Develop a plan for the transitioning the three options in the Human Development doctoral program to three separate degrees: Ph.D. in Counseling; Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Nutrition; and Ph.D. in Gerontology.
- Facilitate changes in the Sports and Recreation Leadership program with the long-range goal of national accreditation.
- Identify enrollment targets for all programs; develop plans and timelines for reaching those targets.
- Identify opportunities for expanding courses and programs offered through Distance and Continuing Education.
4) Increase opportunities for faculty, staff and students to experience diversity in a variety of settings (cultural, international….).
- Continue to explore develop research and program collaborations with universities in Korea, Turkey, Germany, and Romania. Identify other potential sites that would be a good fit for programs in the College.
- Increase diversity (international and domestic) in graduate programs.
- Participate in campus planning for international efforts.
- Promote research opportunities related to diversity issues, such as evaluation of diversity activities in teaching or helping faculty access a more diverse population for research sampling.
5) Promote and provide resources to assist with faculty, staff and student professional development.
- Review College and Unit Promotion, Tenure and Evaluation documents to identify changes needed to reflect university expectations.
- Provide professional development that increases faculty success in obtaining external funding.
- Provide technology support and training for faculty and staff.
- Continue to identify policies/practices that can enhance the Work Life Balance of faculty and staff in the College. Implement policies that have been adopted.