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Goals 1999-2000

The Faculty and Staff of the Counseling Education Department will work to:

 1.      Expand the marketing and recruiting efforts for the Pittsburgh Program.

 2.      Develop a plan to coordinate the usage of the clinical space that includes collaboration with the Educational Psychology department. Explore with the help of the COE Dean's Office and the Graduate School and Research the possibility of obtaining external/internal monies for the development of the departmental clinical space.

 3.      Develop, plan and implement a five year self-study.

 4.      Coordinate a process for helping students understand the new program and how to transfer into the new program and for faculty to do advising within the new program.

 5.      Develop and further on-campus partnerships with:

  •         The Undergraduate Admissions Office
  •         The University School
  •         Special Education Department
  •         The Counseling Center

 6.      Develop and implement a process to conduct yearly student reviews.

 7.      Develop consistent standards for our practicum courses to ensure uniformity of student experiences across instructors.

 8.      Evaluate and revise the departmental admission workshop.

 9.      Develop and adopt a set of technology competencies for students (and faculty??).

 10.  Engage in a comprehensive review all departmental syllabi and explore ways to connect and integrate learning across all courses. Upon completion of the review, modify course syllabi to reflect the integrated learning experiences and incorporate a general portfolio plan that includes assignments from several core courses.

 11.  Explore and enhance opportunities for more team teaching and the possibility of a developing a departmental teaching circle which includes all faculty.

 12.  Explore and, depending on feasibility, develop a training/workshop for practitioners. This could be a workshop Series offered for CE units.

 13.  Work in collaboration with CESA and CSI to determine and address the needs of entering students. 

 14.  Increase departmental diversity and develop a departmental community that values and appreciates diversity. Explore programs to help attract and retain all minority students.

15.  Further enhance our alumni relations and work towards more alumni involvement in departmental activities and increase alumni donations to the Counseling Department Foundation or the Spinelli Scholarship Foundation.

 16.  Develop a Community Advisory Board for both the School Counseling program and the Community Counseling program.

 17.  Facilitate, through increased faculty involvement, expansion and activities of the Counseling Student Association (CESA) and CSI- IUP.

 18.  Explore and develop more professional collaborations with local schools.

 19.  Work (via the departmental library liaison) with the appropriate offices to facilitate library resource availability for our students both in the main campus library and the departmental library.

  • Counseling Department
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 206B
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2306
  • Fax: 724-357-7821
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.