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End of Year 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.

Outcomes 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.

Our journey success???

We sent a welcome letter to the President and invited him to attend a faculty meeting.  He never responded to the letter or the invitation.

We facilitated the Professional Development activity and had 55 counselors in attendance.  Evaluation of the workshop provided data that the response to the workshop was overwhelmingly positive.  A copy of the report was forwarded to Dr. Butzow.

Goal 2 - Student Review, Enrollment, 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.

Dr. L’Amoreaux coordinated the review faculty student review session on March 4, 2004. The process was greatly improved and review letters were sent to students within two weeks of the faculty review session.

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 MEd program in Monroeville in the Spring of 2005. Thus, increasing our enrollment by 25-28 students.

With the able assistance of Paula Sandusky and the recruiting efforts of Dr. Witchel, we were able to successfully enroll 28 students into the MEd Monroeville  for the Spring 2005 cohort.  Our applicant pool was strong and we denied 5 of those that applied.  At the request of the Dean and the President, we subsequently added a second MEd cohort for Fall 2006 – we admitted 24, denied 2, and 4 did not attend the workshop.

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.

We achieved success with this goal.  We currently have both Fall and Spring planned and assigned!  In early Fall we will be planning Summer 2006.

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 a 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.
 

  •  We are still working on the Advanced Theory Course and the Creativity in Counseling Course.  Neither have been submitted to the college curriculum committee.
  • A syllabus for the Addictions Counseling course has been created and it has been offered three times as a COUN 681.
  •  We have not examined the clinical sequence courses.   We have examined and made changes to the prerequisites, Dr. L’Amoreaux led this effort.  All changes were submitted to the College Graduate Council. The tri-semester schedule was worked on by committee and changes were presented to the faculty and the Dean.  The dean agreed to the proposed changes.  We have not announced the changes to the students. 
  • We were able to develop one fully on-line course, COUN 720 in Summer 2005.  We did schedule a second, COUN 590 and ethics refresher as a contingent course for Summer 2005, but we did not get sufficient enrollment for it to go.
  • We also decided to explore a doctoral program and a task group has been formed to further investigate the possibilities.  The task group is examining critical issues including curriculum, finances, and APSCUF.

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, one in Indiana in the Fall and one in Monroeville in the Spring.   The Fall 2004 workshop entitled, “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 Dr. 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.

Dr. McCarthy continues to lead this effort.  We had two very successful professional development workshops this academic year. The Center for Counseling Training and Services has been approved by the President’s Council and is ready for implementation for the 2005-2006 academic year.

PCA did not support the idea of a regional conference. 

Goal 5 - Enhancement of the 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.

The working relationship with Paula remains strong.

Dr. Fontaine agreed to provide oversight for the Monroeville Field Experience and started this in the Fall of 2005.

We not have mid-year meeting and the Council has meet sporadically.

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 the facility. We will begin exploring the possibility of moving this type of technology to the Monroeville site.

We have allocated $5,590 of our EFS funds to the improvement of the clinical space.  Plans are underway to have additional cameras and capabilities for additional faculty offices will be added.  A committee to expand the use of the facility has been formed and is meeting to discuss plans for additional classes to use the lab for instruction.  There have been minimal discussions regarding the Monroeville aspect since IUP is no longer seeking to purchase the building and is now working on an new 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 completed (and faculty will keep copies of 1, 2, 3 assignments), and we will be implementing our electronic portfolio process.

Faculty and students 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.

We have completed this goal.  Each syllabus has a matrix, summative assignment, and grading rubric.  The rubric grades for each course were submitted via the electronic process.  The first electronic portfolios have been submitted to the department and Dr. L’Amoreaux is developing an archival process for them.

We have had one training for faculty and two for students.  Individual faculty have worked with Dr. Dandeneau’s Graduate Assistant to insure that the portfolio training is given to students in their introductory courses.

Goal 8 - Advisory Board 

We will continue to maintain and enhance strong relationships 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.

The Fall Board meeting was poorly attended.   Drs. Dandeneau and Moore have since advertised for new members and have added approximately 15 new members.  The new members were invited to attend the Spring meeting.  Refinement in the processes and interactions with the Board occurred at this meeting.  No nomination for a distinguished alumni was processed.

Goal 9 – Middle States Accreditation

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

In process.

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 – Faculty Professional Development

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

The energy for this activity has waned and we had only one professional development event this year.  Dr. Utay has requested that we explore our desire to continue this as a goal.

Goal 12 – 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 implement the ME.d 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 with a Spring 2005 start date.

With the able assistance of Paula Sandusky and the recruiting efforts of Dr. Witchel, we were able to successfully enroll 28 students into the MEd Monroeville for the Spring 2005 cohort.  Our applicant pool was strong and we denied 5 of those that applied.  At the request of the Dean and the President, we subsequently added a second MEd cohort for Fall 2006 – we admitted 24, denied 2, and 4 did not attend the workshop.  In planning meetings, Dr. Butzow and Dr. Piwinsky agreed to permanentize the faculty for three on-going cohorts in Monroeville.  Authorizations have been submitted for these position.

Goal 13 – 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.

Dr. McCarthy submitted our program’s nomination for the PSCA, but another school was acknowledged this year.  Dr. Dandeneau was nominated and awarded the PSCA Counselor Educator of the year for 2005.

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