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GOAL 1: Lead the state and nation by developing highly effective professionals prepared to educate, serve, and lead future generations.

University Alignment:  G1.Obj2 - Provide a transformative learning experience that inspires student responsibility for their learning.  G3 - Lead the state and nation in PK-12 education.


OBJ 1.1: Provide intellectually stimulating and challenging experiences for students that broaden and deepen their perspective, preparing them to be developmentally, linguistically, culturally, and technologically competent professionals who take full responsibility for their impact on those they educate, serve, and lead.

S.1.1.1: Collect immediate and longitudinal data from students/graduates regarding the impact of their coursework.

S.1.1.2: Create an academic culture focused on the interactions of theory, research, and practice that addresses issues facing future generations

S.1.1.3: Develop diverse learning experiences through technology-rich environments, domestic excursion opportunities, and studies abroad that extend the campus to multicultural national and international settings for both faculty and students.

S.1.1.4: Provide early, on-going, diverse, intensive, mutually beneficial clinical-based learning experiences that encourage the development of effective practices, impacts student performance and learning, and supports school reform initiatives.

S.1.1.5: Review the teacher education professional sequence, liberal arts core, and program majors to ensure that all graduates are provided instruction so that they can become culturally, linguistically, developmentally, and technologically competent and confident.

Objective 1.2: Evaluate and adapt all preparation programs to focus on 21st Century skills and create professionals who are developmentally, linguistically, culturally, and technologically competent.

S 1.2.1 Gather data for individual and program assessments in a continuous improvement cycle and to revise curriculum.

S 1.2.2: Expand alternative delivery models that extend beyond campus and practices that use technology as a tool to transform teaching and learning.

T1.2.2.1: Develop a comprehensive plan for distance education and alternative program delivery at the local, state, national, and international levels.

T1.2.2.2: Engage and collaborate with IT, Continuing Education, and other external partners.

T1.2.2.3: Build the capacity of COE faculty to provide leadership with alternative delivery options.

S 1.4.3: Evaluate and increase program’s capacity to impact the learning and development of preK-12 youth.

S1.4.4: Recognize and reward endeavors that will address relevant promising practices and problems related to Iowa education and human services.

S1.4.5: Provide rigorous and relevant graduate education that meets the needs of graduate students, the university, and the community.

T1.1.1.1: Review and strengthen high-quality graduate programs that prepare leaders in their professions and enhance the social, cultural, and economic development of Iowa.

T1.1.1.2: Implement the re-evaluation process for the Ed.D program.