Goals and Objectives 2009 to 2014

We develop educational leaders who create tomorrow’s opportunities.
GOAL 1: Maintain prominent leadership in Arizona in education and human services.


1.1    Prepare professional educators to promote learner success in Arizona’s schools.

1.2    Prepare other school personnel and human services professionals.

1.3    Develop and support innovative ways to provide high quality counselors, school psychologists, human services professionals , teachers and administrators to remote and underserved areas of Arizona.

1.4    Communicate work of the college to key constituencies.

1.5    Foster innovative partnerships to promote learner success.

GOAL 2: To enhance and expand scholarship/research, especially as it relates to the core mission and goals of the college, the university, the community, and the profession.


2.1    Increase scholarly activity (e.g. research and grant-writing) in the key areas related to the university and college priorities.

2.2    Enhance dissemination opportunities for faculty research.

2.3    Increase the number of undergraduate and graduate students participating in collaborative research with faculty members.

GOAL 3: Provide leadership in technology integration.


3.1    Provide the knowledge and resources for faculty, staff, administration, and students to develop core competencies to use technology effectively.

3.2    Improve and enhance current technology to support COE’s core values (i.e., learner-centered education, commitment to diversity, innovation and inquiry, lifelong learning and advocacy). 

3.3    Identify new and innovative technology to streamline processes for business/administrative uses.

3.4    Use the COE web site to reflect the conceptual framework and serve our goals.

GOAL 4: Be a national leading college of education serving Native Americans.


4.1    Cultivate partnerships with Native American entities to deliver undergraduate and graduate programs.

4.2    Increase recruitment and retention of Native American candidates.

4.3    Increase the placement of candidates in internships, field experiences, and jobs in Native American schools and communities.

4.4    Increase Native American perspectives in the curriculum.

4.5    Increase inquiry into Native American education. 

GOAL 5: Be a national leading college of education serving Latina/Latino/Hispanic students.


5.1    Increase inquiry into Latina/Hispanic education.  

5.2    Increase recruitment and retention of Latino/Hispanic candidates. 

5.3    Create more meaningful partnerships with our Latina/Hispanic communities and schools serving high numbers of Latino/Hispanic students.  

5.4    Increase Latina/Hispanic perspectives in the curriculum.

GOAL 6: Become a state leader in early childhood education.


6.1    Increase statewide visibility of our early childhood education programs.

6.2    Serve in leadership at local, state and regional levels in early childhood education.

6.3    Lead in creating a university-wide center (for research, professional development, curriculum development, and child care) on early childhood education and development.

GOAL 7: Increase global engagement.


7.1    Increase opportunities for candidates to go outside the US for study abroad and     international experience programs (in addition to DoDDS). 

7.2    Increase opportunities for faculty to travel, study, and research internationally.

7.3    Increase global perspectives in curriculum. 

7.4    Increase inquiry into global engagement and education.

In pursuit of the above goals, we include Goal 8: Foster a culture of inclusion, civility and respect.


8.1    Increase open, respectful and professional dialogue among staff, faculty, administrators and candidates.

8.2    Support and promote programs, research, NAU clubs and organizations, and initiatives that stress awareness and understanding of differences, including diverse theoretical perspectives. 

8.3    Support diversity initiatives (including recruiting and hiring), especially those focused on persons of color, gender, disabilities, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other underrepresented groups. 

8.4    Model the dispositions articulated in the conceptual framework: confident, open, ethical and empathic.