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Goals 2004-2005

 The Faculty of the Counseling Department have set the following goals for 2004-2005: 

Goal 1 - A Focus on Outcomes and Journey


We have chosen a new theme that focuses on both outcome and process -- the end result and the journey.

Outcome Goals -- Are detailed in this listing of our 2004-2005 Departmental Goals.

Journey Goals -- We developed journey goals for both our students and our departmental relationships.

The faculty goals for learning/teaching interactions are: Respect; Civility; Congruence; and modeling a "Way of Being."

The faculty goals for our interaction are consistent with the goals set above for student interaction.

In order to achieve success with both our outcome and process goals, we will need to once again connect with the new president when he/she is hired and solicit his/her assistance in helping us achieve our objectives.

We agreed to continue the school counselors' connection with the expressed purpose of providing professional development activities to our colleagues in the field and of helping create a positive connection with school counselors and thus indirectly assist with undergraduate recruitment. We will conduct a January Professional Development Activity for approximately 75-100 school counselors.

Goal 2 - Student Review, Admission, and Scheduling 

Goal 2a - Student Review 
Last academic year the department implemented a comprehensive student review process. The department has agreed to continue that process for this coming academic year.  The goal for this year is to refine, streamline, and make any necessary improvements to the process and to have timely post-review communication with each student.

Goal 2b - Enrollment

The department agrees to work to maintain its healthy and robust enrollment. We agreed to an enrollment expansion by adding a cohort of our M.Ed. program in Monroeville in the Spring of 2005, thus increasing our enrollment by 25-28 students.

Goal 2c - Scheduling 

The faculty agreed during the summer retreat that we need to work harder to have a year of schedule planned. So the Fall, Spring, and Summer would be scheduled ASAP. Then each semester we would simply plan the next semester. This would allow us to always have a full year planned in advance for student/advising purposes.

Goal 3 - Curriculum

We have agreed to several new curriculum initiatives for the 2004-2005 academic year. They are:

We will complete the Advanced Theory Course and move it through to the Senate and also submit for review the Creativity in Counseling Course that Dr. Utay has taught twice as 681.
We will begin work on a new course, Addictions Counseling.
We will examine and agree on the clinical hours that students will receive in COUN 617, COUN 667, COUN 657, COUN 669, and COUN 659. We will also examine the prerequisite schedule and the tri-semester schedule.
We will attempt to have 2-3 fully on-line courses by Summer 2005. These courses are COUN 730 , COUN 720, and COUN 615.


Goal 4 - In-Service and Professional Development Outreach

The department agrees to continue our efforts in the area of professional development. WE will once again be offering two workshops, on in Indiana in the Fall and one in Monroeville in Spring. The Fall 2004 workshop entitle, "Keeping Schools Safe: What You Need to Know" is scheduled for October 1st in Indiana. The Spring 2005 workshop is in the planning stages. Dr. McCarthy will have Budget and Banner training and the department will now manage a professional development account and Drs. McCarthy and Dandeneau will meet with Dean Butzow to discuss establishing a Counselor Training Center.

Dr. McCarthy has been working with the Pennsylvania Counselor Association (PCA) Executive Council to potentially host a Regional PCA Conference here at IUP 

Goal 5 - Enhancement of Monroeville Program


We will continue to maintain a good working relationship with Paula Sandusky, the Director of Marketing, Recruiting, and Off-Campus Programs of the School of Graduate Studies and Research

We recognize the need to have oversight and coordination of the Field Experience in Monroeville and will appoint a "point person" to provide leadership in this area.

We will continue to seek Monroeville student feedback and utilize both the mid-year forum and the Monroeville Council  to facilitate that feedback process.


Goal 6 - Clinical Space


We help to expand the utilization of the Digital Counselor Training Facility (DCTF). We will work in conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Technology on security issues, especially as it relates to student access. We will begin to rollout the utilization of the facility to include COUN 657 and COUN 667 classes. Additionally, we will provide training for faculty in the utilization of the Landros and facility. We will begin exploring the possibility of moving this type of technology to the Monroeville site.

Goal 7 - PDE/NCATE Review


Dr. L'Amoreaux will continue her leadership of the NCATE process. By Fall, we will have all of our syllabi revised, our summative assignments and their grading rubrics will be complete ( and faculty will keep copies of 1, 2, 3 assignments), and we will be implementing our electronic portfolio process.

Faculty and student will need to be trained, in early Fall, in the technology skills and tasks necessary for completing the portfolio assignment(s). At the completion of the Fall semester all students will have submitted at least one assignment in their portfolio and the field students will complete a full portfolio inserting their reflections on their  learnings and development and add all relevant assignments for each standard.

Goal 8 - Advisory Board


We will continue to maintain and enhance strong relationship with our alumni through our interactions with the Advisory Board. We will once again be focusing on fundraising and the departmental 40th anniversary in 2006. Lastly, the Board will ensure that there is a distinguished alumni nominated for 2005.

Goal 9 - Middle States Accreditation 


In keeping with the University's accreditation process, the department will work to achieve the goals as by the Middle States Committees. The department will respond to Middle States requests as they are presented to the  department. 

Goal 10 - Faculty Professional Development


The faculty will continue to use the last Wednesday of every month from faculty professional development. Dr. Utay will explore the possibility of using this training as CEU's for licensure and certification.

Goal 11 - Expansion of the Monroeville Program to Include a School Counseling Masters


Based upon the favorable discussions at the 2004 Departmental Retreat, Dr. Dandeneau will proceed with an assessment of departmental needs in order to implement the M.Ed. in School Counseling. She will then present these issues to the Dean and the appropriate Vice Provost for their reaction and decision.

If negotiations produce a favorable decision, then the department will implement the program in the Monroeville site with a Spring 2005 start date.

Goal 12 - Program Recognition-Public Relations


Given the success of last year's nomination and our continued productivity, the department has decided to submit our nominations again for both the Pennsylvania Counselor Association and the Pennsylvania School Counselors   Association Outstanding Program award.

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