Strategic Plan

Cal State Fullerton aims to become a model public comprehensive university, nationally recognized for exceptional programs that prepare our diverse student body for academic and professional success.

Introduction

In pursuit of the ideals of our mission, vision and core values, the College of Education (COE) develops a strategic plan every 5 years.  Through a comprehensive planning process that involved faculty, staff, alumni, students and community representatives, beginning fall 2018, The College of Education will   began implementation of major initiatives related to the plan’s three major goals:

  • Just, Equitable and Inclusive Education
  • Technology
  • Community Engagement

This plan will help to guide the College in its continued success and growth.

Achievements from the COE 2013-2018 Strategic Plan  PDF File

CoE Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Goal 1: Provide a transformative educational experience and environment for all students

Objectives:

  1. JEIE

    90% of credential completers demonstrate knowledge and use of teaching strategies that promote just, equitable and inclusive education by meeting the passing standard on selected assessments . 90% of masters and doctoral candidates demonstrate knowledge and leadership in just equitable and inclusive practices by meeting the passing standard on selected assessments. 

  2. Technology

    90% of credential completers demonstrate knowledge and effective use of t echnology in teaching by meeting the passing standard on selected assessments . 90% of masters and doctoral candidates demonstrate knowledge and leadership in the use of technology by meeting the passing standard on selected assessments.

  3. Community Impact

    • Community Change

      90% of all program candidates note an increased ability to work in different, linguistic, social or cultural settings resulting from opportunities to participate in community events (local, national, international) as reported by survey ratings of three or higher on related questions.

    • Community Change

      We will increase the number of Birth-14 students and families served through COE supported community-based programs by 100%.

Goal 2: Strengthen opportunities for student completion and graduation

Objectives:

  1. Student Graduation Rate (Doctorate and Master’s)

    By 2023, 80% of all masters’ candidates graduate within three-years and 60% of all doctoral candidates in three and a half years (disaggregated by race and department).

  2. Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Candidates

    Increase underrepresented students of color in each initial credential and advanced program to at least 46%.

  3. Professional Field/Clinical Experience

    Ensure that all students in advanced programs participate in professional field experience as it relates to the degree.  

  4. Support Undergraduate Advising

    Improve graduate rate for students advised by the Center for Careers in Teaching to 4 year graduation rate and transfer to 2 year graduation rate

Goal 3: Recruit and retain a high-quality and diverse faculty and staff

Objectives:

  1. Faculty Development

    Ensure that all faculty participate in at least one professional development opportunity every year to enhance teaching in JEIE or Technology.

  2. Staff Development

    Ensure that all staff participate in at least one professional development opportunity every year in JEIE or Technology as it applies to their roles in the workplace.

  3. Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Faculty and Staff

    • Increase the percentage of underrepresented faculty of color to 32% while maintaining a 98% retention rate for all full-time faculty. Increase part time underrepresented faculty of color to 24%%.
    • Maintain at least 57% staff of color over the next five years.

Goal 4: Expand and strengthen our financial and physical capacity

 Objective:

  1. Fundraising

    Secure a five-year average of $1,000,000 per year in combined private, corporate and grants focused on areas that advance the strategic plan.