Our Common Commitment

The School of Education and its departments and units develop operational plans that detail priorities, actions, and indicators of success.

Successful enactment of this vision requires a talented, diverse faculty and staff that understand the School of Education’s priorities, the importance of appropriate resources and infrastructure, and the need for a culture of collaboration. The school’s leadership provides support and ensures that we are organized to pursue the priorities above. This requires:

  • Enhanced collaborations inside the school, across the university community, and with external partners.
  • Incentive and accountability structures that recognize and reward staff and faculty who contribute to the achievement of our strategic priorities.
  • New types of financial support for the School of Education, including but not limited to entrepreneurial activities and increased philanthropy.
  • Accurate, robust data systems, including qualitative and human data, that empower key faculty and staff to make decisions to improve their programs and advance our strategy.
  • Transparent, equitable, and sustainable policies that clearly articulate priorities and expectations for all School of Education community members.
  • Assessment systems that identify where our strategy is maximally effective through indicators, so that we may direct funds towards opportunities and successful programs and away from ones that are underperforming.
  • The means to showcase and communicate our collective and individual efforts that advance the school’s strategic priorities and strengthen our reputation.

Finally, during this dynamic and challenging time for education, we reaffirm the pivotal importance of our students, staff, faculty, and leadership—the people who work to realize our strategic vision. We remain committed to working collaboratively; building a productive, supportive culture; promoting and recruiting candidates from diverse backgrounds; and inspiring our community to foster positive teaching and learning environments.