CD Graduate Program 5 Year Strategic Plan 2011 – 2016
Goal 1 To be nationally and internationally recognized for its academic programs at all academic levels (Living the Vision Goal #1)
Objective 1 – Attract increasing numbers of well qualified students.
- Strategy 1 – Make presentations to NMSU honors college freshman year.
- Strategy 2 – Guarantee Graduate Assistant position to highest GPA student
- Strategy 3 – Provide support for students to publish with faculty yearly
- Strategy 4 – Develop a graduate school brochure and disseminate to National NSSLHA
- Strategy 5 – Update website to appeal to Generation Z students
Objective 2 – Enroll a competitive portion of in-state two year institutions, out of state, international and graduate students.
- Strategy 1 – Enroll at least one out-of-state student yearly
- Strategy 2 – Recruit International students to graduate program and enroll one in next three years
- Strategy 3 – Enroll at least 80% of the top 25 students admitted to graduate program
Objective 3 – Increase access to academic degree programs through distance education.
- Strategy 1 – Provide Communication Disorders course online with UNM, Dr. Rodriquez
- Strategy 2—Develop bilingual specialization online—all three classes
- Strategy 3 – Compete for Cultural Competence Grant monies by Identification of a Grant that will provide support
- Strategy 4 – Provide hybrid program for final semester of graduate school with online / on campus options.
- Strategy 5: Provide phonetics class as partial online option
Objective 4 – Increase retention and graduation rates
- Strategy 1 – 98% graduation rate for graduate cohort over 5 years
- Strategy 2 – 98% retention rate for graduate cohort over 5 years
Objective 5 – Maintain excellent laboratory and clinical resources for training and teaching
- Strategy 1 – Maintain state-of-the art laboratory equipment for teaching of science-based courses
- Strategy 2 – Maintain state-of-the art clinical resources for teaching and practice
- Strategy 3 – Maintain state-of-the art clinical space for student training and patient care.
Goal 2 To have high quality, diverse faculty, staff and student body at all academic levels (President’s Goal 1)
Objective 1 – Increase diversity among students, staff and faculty
- Strategy 1 – Tenure current diverse faculty over next 5 years.
- Strategy 2 – Admit at least 5 bilingual students to graduate cohort yearly.
- Strategy 3 – Admit at least 5 culturally diverse students to graduate cohort yearly
- Strategy 4 – Retain current culturally sensitive clinic office secretary
- Strategy 5 – Hire one bilingual (Spanish) full time supervisor
Objective 2 – Attract and tenure faculty with terminal degree and provide competitive compensation packages
- Strategy 1 – Tenure one faculty in 2012
- Strategy 2 – Tenure one faculty in 2015
- Strategy 3 – Tenure three faculty in 2016
Objective 3 – Provide faculty in adequate numbers to assure quality teaching and academic support.
- Strategy 1 – Retain six current tenure track faculty
- Strategy 2- Hire one full time 12 month clinic coordinator
- Strategy 3 – Hire two full time 9 month clinical supervisors. One being bilingual.
- Strategy 4 – Hire current ½ time college associate professor audiologist to full time within two years
Objective 4 – Provide affordable educational opportunities to New Mexicans.
- Strategy 1 – Provide 10 Graduate Assistantships to graduate students yearly.
- Strategy 2 – Provide 5 (five) $500 travel scholarships for presentation of student research yearly
Goal 3 – To be nationally and internationally recognized in research and creative activity. (President’s Goal #3)
Objective 1 – Increase discipline specific culture activity
- Strategy 1 – Up to four tenure track faculty to present each year at ASHA Convention
- Strategy 2 – At least one student or faculty presentation at local, state or surrounding areas
- Strategy 3 – At least one international presentation in next five years
Strategy 4 – At least 3 peer review articles, book chapters, non peer reviewed papers published yearly.
Objective 2 – Obtain increasing levels of external funding for research
- Strategy 1 – Obtain at least one NMSU research funding support yearly
- Strategy 2 – Submit proposal for new line of external research funding
- Strategy 3 – Receive one minority project grant from ASHA within two years
- Strategy 4 – Obtain one NIH grant within 3 years
Objective 3 – Develop and support nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary areas of excellence
- Strategy 1 – Develop area of excellence in bilingual interpreter training
- Strategy 2 – Develop area of excellence in Traumatic Brain Injury research for Wounded Warriors
- Strategy 3 – Develop areas of excellence in cleft palate
- Strategy 4 – Develop areas of excellence in cochlear implants
- Strategy 5—Develop national area of excellence in bilingual speech language pathologist training
Goal 4 To serve as an engine for economic, social, educational and community development (President’s Goal #4 and #5)
Objective 1 – Increase education level and earning power of New Mexicans
- Strategy 1 – Increase number of graduate students by 3 each year over the next 5 years with accompanying clinic supervisor support
- Strategy 2 – Increase number of undergraduate Communication Disorder majors to 200 over next five years
Objective 2 – Increase technology transferred from University research and create active New Mexico businesses
- Strategy 1 – Transfer MRI / VP technology to be used by surgeons in cleft palate area
- Strategy 2 – Transfer expertise areas in working with hard of hearing/Deaf children to regional and national entities
- Strategy 3 – Transfer computerized learning principles to New Mexico schools and Speech and Hearing facilities
Objective 3 – Increase extension and outreach facilitating economic, social, education and community development
- Strategy 1 – Share college faculty supervisor with Las Cruces Public Schools paid by LCPS
- Strategy 2 – Partner with Rotary Clubs of Las Cruces to support student international experiences
- Strategy 3 – Establish NMSU Cleft Palate Clinic as independent clinic of excellence for community
- Strategy 4 – Expand and strengthen SNAP outreach in Southern New Mexico
- Strategy 5 – Develop Communications Disorders program as bridge to professional community for training through Tri Unity Conference.
- Strategy 6 – Provide indirect community training through professional mentoring for clinical cases
- Strategy 7 – Develop professional lending library of ASHA CEU products as a community resource.
Goal 5 To be an excellent steward of all resources (Presidents Goal #6)
Objective 1 – Increase the Endowment
- Strategy 1 – Increase the Garret Foundation by at least $5000 annually by alumni solicitation
- Strategy 2 – Solicit at least two large independent gifts of $50,000 plus yearly
Objective 2 – Appropriately allocate resources for instruction, research, search and administration
- Strategy 1 – Increase clinic revenues by $1000 yearly for 5 years by increasing prices and offering at least two summer camps
- Strategy 2 – Increase Farmer Fund by $1000 yearly by an annual holiday giving campaign
Objective 3 – Obtain increasing levels of instructional funding
- Strategy 1 – Develop private practice incubator for communication disorders professionals to share revenues with the clinic to be used for student scholarships.
- Strategy 2 – Develop hearing aid practice and increase clinic revenues to be used for clinic supervisors.
Goal 6 To develop a culture of pride (President’s Goal #7)
Objective 1 – Identify core values of department
- Strategy 1 – Place core values on bookmarkers to be distributed
- Strategy 2 – Place large banner of core values in clinic
- Strategy 3 – Imbed core values in all teaching, research, clinical practice and communication with students
Objective 2 – Develop a program image and slogan
- Strategy 1 – Undergraduate student contest to develop an image, slogan and song
- Strategy 2 – Graduate student contest to develop an image, slogan and song
- Strategy 3 – Develop new program and clinic brochures and include image and slogan
Objective 3 – Promote / highlight graduate and undergraduate faculty and student strengths
- Strategy 1 – Monthly lunch with program director for randomly selected student in senior class
- Strategy 2 – Movie and Pizza with faculty twice a year on campus
- Strategy 3 – Pride in NSSLHA
- Strategy 4 – Student bulletin board with student pictures
NMSU Living the Vision – Goals and Objectives NMSU President’s Goals for Success