Strategic Planning

Staff and Faculty for the School of Education are planning


School of Education Vision 

Shaped by the Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic tradition, the School of Education aspires to prepare transformational leaders who are committed to excellence and serve others in a diverse and global society

Though our day to day work has changed over the last 90 years our purpose and why has always remained consistent.  Our vision is the momentum that has kept us unwavering in our ideals and values.  As a school of a Jesuit institution, we believe in developing the whole person and developing professionals who will serve others with greatness. These ideals are ones we have stuck to and we are excited to see the tremendous impact our leaders make in society.

School of Education Mission 

The mission of the School of Education is to prepare socially responsive and discerning practitioners to serve their community and professions

We model and promote leadership, scholarship, and professional competence in multiple specializations.

We support and environment that is challenging, inclusive, reflective, and collegial.

We foster inquiry, intellectual creativity, and evidence-based decision making to accept the challenges facing a global society.  

We provide academic excellence in teaching, advising, service and scholarship.  We promote, support, and respect diversity. 

Our mission is the focus of our day to day work.  The mission describes the goals and endeavors we tackle in our work to ensure that we are providing the best educational experience to those we teach so that they may do the same in their respective professions.  With every decision and step we take, we reflect on our mission and remind ourselves of the positive change we are hoping to make in society at large. Our mission guides our work we do and we hope that our successes will be done and attributed to hard working individuals who have strived to live this mission out each and every day.

School of Education Strategic Plan

Establishing partnerships, building relationships and fostering trust and goodwill

Goal 1: Cultivate two-way communication between the Dean/Associate Dean and Departments/Individual

  • Objective 1: Encourage purposeful two-way process about the nature of our work and communicate potential connections between faculty and staff and the mission of our organization

Goal 2: Cultivate cross-departmental collaboration of projects that support teaching, learning, and research

  • Objective 1: Solicit feedback on possible collaborative opportunities among and between departments
  • Objective 2: Faculty/staff invest in the culture and connect with fellow colleagues and to the mission of the organization
  • Objective3: Model social responsibility and ethical practices when working with others

Goal 3: Strengthen SOE engagement locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally

  • Objective: Explore opportunities and collaborate with other agencies

Creating and fostering a school-wide culture where scholarly activities and professional development are valued

Goal 1: Establish mentoring systems for faculty, students and staff

  • Objective 1: Explore, design, implement, and evaluate a mentoring system
  • Objective 2: Identify and acquire resources (i.e. time, funding, personnel, and technical support) to support a mentoring system

Goal 2: Support faculty, students, and staff professional development

  • Objective 1: Identify and disseminate professional development opportunities
  • Objective 2: Provide resources (i.e. time, funding, personnel, technical support for professional development

Goal 3: Support faculty, student, and staff scholarship

  • Objective 1: Provide opportunities and resources for faculty and students to present and publish scholarly work at local, regional, national, and international conferences
  • Objective 2: Provide resources for faculty to participate in partnership development and engaged scholarship
  • Objective 3: Develop forums for SOE faculty and students to share scholarly activity

Establish the SOE as a vital contributor and active participant in the community

Goal 1: Create a culture of servant leadership within the SOE

  • Objective 1: Create a common definition of servant leadership
  • Objective 2: Encourage SOE members to serve via multiple ways and to share their service with others
  • Objective 3: Intentionally include experiences for recognizing servant leadership at SOE meetings

Goal 2: Establish the SOE as a servant leadership school within the University and greater community

  • Objective 1: Create a center for Catholic Education
  • Objective 2: Provide specific services to underserved populations

Seeking resources and opportunities for academic growth

Goal 1: Develop an infrastructure and support for using a culturally responsive community of practice model

  • Objective 1: Create a structure for dialogue
  • Objective 2: Create a system for mentoring
  • Objective 3: Develop and utilize venues of community input
  • Objective 4: Engage in reflective practice

Goal 2: Enhance the consistency of academic advising with care, competence and commitment and cultural responsibility

  • Objective 1: Continuously develop and maintain competence in effective advising processes
  • Objective 2: Engage students in active conversations about professional dispositional behavior
  • Objective 3: Engage students in conversations for academic, professional

Providing resources for optimal operations within the School of Education

Goal 1: Enhance the physical working environment of the Rosauer Center for Education

  • Objective 1: Create a process and mechanism to assess building needs
  • Objective 2: Develop a plan that enhances faculty and staff working spaces (to include technology, furniture, etc.) in order to maintain a professional environment
  • Objective 3: Increase instructional and meeting space
  • Objective 4: Redesign current computer lab to be a collaborative learning space for students, faculty, and staff

Goal 2: Create an online resource to serve as a repository for general process inquires

  • Objective 1: Create a process for personal inquiry about how things should be done
  • Objective 2: Create a process manual for personnel reference to offer transparent, clear steps for personal requests for inquiries