Friday, October 31, 2014

New Strategic Plan Approved by COE Faculty

At a College Council meeting in September, College of Education faculty approved a new, five year strategic plan that was developed over the past year with support from a $100,000 grant from the Searle Funds of the Chicago Community Trust.  

Four key words animate the new strategic plan: Redesign, Partner, Collaborate, and Innovate.   These are among the most notable of the intentions for the next five years:
  • Create a new, interdisciplinary organizational structure for teacher preparation programs that clearly communicates our college's commitment to social justice and other core Rooseveltian values.
  • Partner with Harper College and other community colleges to create new pathways for students to earn a BA degree and employment credentials in early childhood education and youth development. 
  • Develop a new clinic where Roosevelt students can train to become counselors while also providing services to students in the Chicago Public Schools and at Roosevelt University.
  • Enhance the professional knowledge and skills of already licensed teachers by providing them with high quality off-campus, online, and hybrid courses and programs.
  • Use our Office of Community Engagement to create synergies among our grant-related projects and research, academic, and student support programs in the College of Education and across the university.
The entire strategic plan is now on our College of Education website.  Comments and suggestions are welcome from all current students, alumni, community partners, and stakeholders.  Send your comments to Tom Philion, Dean of the College of Education, at

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