Strategic Plan for College of Education and Community Innovation
Educating leaders and professionals to engage, enrich, and transform
The College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) embodies
principles of democracy, high ethical standards, diversity, and active
engagement. CECI builds upon the wisdom, goals, and life experiences
of our learners and community partners. We will establish an open and
creative culture that welcomes innovative scholarship and service
where all CECI learners are successful contributors. Within this
culture, we will nurture key innovations, bolster community capacity,
and inculcate leaders with the appreciation of applied knowledge
towards improved and healthy communities.
Interdisciplinary and Lifelong Learning
Teaching Excellence, Applied Scholarship, and Impactful Service
Equity, Social Justice, Inclusive Society, and Social Responsibility
Ethical Leadership and Democratic Governance
Collegial, Collaborative, and Consensus Building Culture
Strategic Innovation for Improvement
Engagement with Student and Community Stakeholders
This development plan is in leu of a full college strategic plan.
When the college was created in 2021, the Reorganization Task force
created the initial plan for the new college. This plan compiles
various post-merger initiatives from around the new College. Work on a
comprehensive college strategic plan will commence in 2023 and become
operational in Fall 2025. The purpose of this Strategic
Development Plan is to • express CECI’s support the university’s
Reach Higher 2025 and its parallel plans. • build identity,
cohesion, efficiency, diversity, and capacity within our new
College • highlight activities related to student retention and
recruitment • celebrate activities related to community
engagement. The College’s mission, vision and values were
developed by a task force in 2022 and approved by voted of faculty and staff.
The strategies came from the following sources:
1. Paraphrase of activities originating in the SEMP plan (and given
priority at the unit head retreat). 2. the College Advisory and
Communication Committee 3. the Staff Executive Committee 4.
carried forward from the 2016-2021 COE and CCPS strategic plans 5.
CECI Technology Committee 6. originated with Dean.
With the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising
Center for students who are seeking teacher certification.
With TRIO Teacher Preparation Student Support Services (TPSSS) to
provides support to undergraduate education students who are first
generation and meet federal income guidelines.
With the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies to manage the
Professional Master of Arts in Social Innovation as it transitions
from Brooks to CECI.
With the Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse, providing it
release time for the director, and in 2023, for the endowed
With the Provost’s Office, providing it release time for two
Assistant Vice Presidents.
With Charter Schools Office to create a Learning Leader Academy for
administrators in charter schools
Adjust number and protocol for field observations to increase
Standardize administrative and staff positions and equalize faculty
workloads across the college