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Goals 2006-2007

The Faculty of the Counseling Department have set the following goals for  2003-2004 academic year:

Goal 1 – Tending our individual and collective wagons!

Goal 2 - Enrollment and Scheduling 

1.  Maintain 6 cohorts (3 school & 3 community) for Pittsburgh.

2.  Review sequence of courses for Pgh. Programs.

3.  Revise “tri-semester schedule” for CACREP.

4.  Utilize additional complement… (Dr. Utay’s vacant position, unfilled position) to create electives for licensure & current students, which would increase credit hour production.

5.  Work with Grad. School to ensure high quality applicant pools.

Goal 3 - Curriculum

1.  Complete COUN 737 & COUN 674 curriculum proposals.

2.  Submit curriculum proposals (CACREP) in early fall.

3.  Tri-semester schedule committee needs to meet and revise the schedule to address CACREP requirements.

4.  Doc Program – distribute needs assessment to alumni, agencies, current students re: justification for launching.

5.  Write Notification of Intent in the Fall.

6.  Full curriculum review – complete packet of syllabi of record

7.  Advising workshop (recommend) for all dept. faculty.

1.  Complete COUN 737 & COUN 674 curriculum proposals.

2.  Submit curriculum proposals (CACREP) in early fall.

4.  Tri-semester schedule committee needs to meet and revise the schedule to address CACREP requirements.

5.  Doc Program – distribute needs assessment to alumni, agencies, current students re: justification for launching.

6.  Write Notification of Intent in the Fall.

7.  Full curriculum review – complete packet of syllabi of record

8.  Advising workshop (recommend) for all dept. faculty.

Goal 4 - In-Service and Professional Development Outreach

1.  To offer a Dept.-only, two-day “Conflict Resolution” training through the Pittsburgh Mediation Center (approximate cost $3200).

2.  To initiate the service component of CCTS:

  •        Compile workshop templates from faculty
  •        Post workshop description on CCTS website
  •        Distribute brochures to area districts and agencies

3.  Convene advisory board.

4.  Apply for grants

5.  Determine the feasibility of WPIC videoconference series.

6.  Other possible topics workshops: AIDS

7.  Possible co-sponsorship of Alleghany School Counselors Association meeting.

8.  1/07 School Coun Prof Dev Day.

9.  Teen Screen Site (?)

10.  Help undergrad dept. to work with school counselors to enhance university enrollment

 

Goal 5 - Enhancement of the Monroeville Program

1.  With Paula Sandusky, develop expanded recruitment efforts, particularly for M.A. program.

2.  Identify & communicate with Cont. Ed. Faculty problems that impact faculty & students (i.e., telephones, speakers for faculty computers, mail, blinds in counseling rooms, access to 9th Floor).

3.  Explore opportunities with CCAC and other agencies for practicum collaboration.

4.  Identify a space to create a dept. library, including space, check-out, ordering books).

5.  Appoint a “point person” to serve as field placement coordinator for Monroeville/Pittsburgh.

6.  Explore with students, the development of CESA.

 

Goal 6 - Clinical Space 

Penn Center East

1.  Follow up on technology fee grant status for Monroeville facility ($80,000).

2.  Follow up and/or generate additional funds needed for faculty in Monroeville.

3.  Once fees are acquired, work for installation of equipment in Monroeville.

4.  Assess current equipment needs in Monroeville & solve any short term issues.

Campus

1. Investigate needs & potential funding for more Landros on campus.

- clinical coordinator

- complete faculty office installation

All

Continue to utilize a committee made up of all the instructors for clinical classes for a semester & more faculty interested in conducting research using the DCTF to make decisions regarding usage.

Goal 7 - PDE/NCATE Review

 

Goal 8 - Advisory Board 

1.  Ongoing recruitment, particularly MA, & rotation of board terms. (also Monroeville)

2.  Address ongoing logistic & communication problems (i.e., listserv; notes, etc.)

3.  Have board give ongoing departmental feedback (i.e. newsletter).

4.  Resolve issue of Act 48 or CEU for participation.

5.  Report back results of CACREPT survey to the board.

 
Goal 9 – Faculty Professional Development

1. Modify faculty professional development activities in a way that becomes more flexible and responsive to faculty needs.  This could include:

     A)  Providing Optional CCTS department offerings solely for faculty and possibly students,

     B)  Providing optional CCTS workshops,

     C)  Responding to faculty needs that emerge during the year.

 

Goal 10 – Program Recognition-Public Relations

1.  Build collaborative relationships with local agencies.

2.  Dissemination of initiatives … such as digital training lab.

3.  Continue newsletter to students and alumni.

4.  Continue faculty involvement in local, state, regional, national and international conferences.

5.  PCA “give-away”

6.  Distinguish Alumni nomination for Mr. Jerry Salandro of IRIS Tech, Inc.

 

Goal 11 – Faculty Searches

1.  Chair or co-chair (committee-Faculty and Students)

2.  Confirm authorization

3.  Define expertise for positions

4.  Place Ads-Counseling Today/Chronicle/CESNET-L

   -Higher Ed Jobs

5.  Time line – October?

6.  Diversity – Gender, race?

 

Goal 12 – Pursue CACREP Accreditation

1.  Submit self-study early fall semester (electronic).

2.  Submit curriculum proposals early fall.

3.  Fall semester-prepare for site visit.

4.  Site visit in Spring.

5.  Completed curriculum review.

 

Goal 13 – Research and Grants

1.  Grants/Brainstorm workshop.

2.  Grant wrworkshop (competitive grants and foundations)

3.  Find possible sources for funding application

4.  At least one grant.

5.  At least one contract.

6. Consider a white paper for federal funds for crisis counseling

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