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CEHHS Strategic Planning

The Process Begins

Strategic Planning Team:

  • Jennifer Ostergren, Dean
  • Paul Stuhr, Chair
  •  Alison Sheer-Cohen
  • Blake Beecher
  • Grace McField
  • Anne Rene
  • Sarah Jayyousi
  • Marilyn Huerta
  • Teru Toyoko
  • Christina Holub
  • Deanna Schmidt
  • Jimmy Young
  • Susan Andera
  • Bonnie Mottolla, Admin


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  • Planning


  • Community feedback
  • Establish Mission/Vision/Values
  • Identify 3-4 Core Aspirational Categories



  • Define Long-term goals within aspirational categories


    • Set Short-term goals, metrics and budget alignment

CSUSM Mission, Vision & Values

CSUSM Strategic Goals

1 - Academic Excellence
2 - Student Success
3 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Excellence
4 - Culture of Care
5 - Community Partnerships
6 - Distinctive Institutional Identity & Reputation

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Draft Language in Discussion

CEHHS Mission Statement (Draft as of March 15, 2023) 
The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) is to prepare highly skilled and ethical professionals to meet the needs of our region, nation, and global communities. We promote student-centered learning and a commitment to academic and inclusive excellence.  

CEHHS Vision Statement (Draft as of February 10, 2023)
CEHHS strives to be responsive to the needs of our community by advancing innovative, evidence-based, socially just, reflective practices in the fields of education, health, and human services. 

CEHHS Values (Draft as of February 10, 2023) 
The College of Education, Health and Human Services is an academic community dedicated to the values of:  

Student Success: We focus on students' holistic needs, including academic, professional, and personal success.  

Supportive Work Environments: We promote an inclusive and equitable culture of care with policies that give voice to all members. 

Open-minded Approach: We focus on continuous improvement by seeking diverse perspectives, conducting research, innovation, risk taking, intellectual engagement, strategic stewardship of resources, and sustainability. 

Community Focused Collaboration: We are committed to serving the needs of our surrounding communities through engagement, respect, and promotion of indigenous and local practices. 

CEHHS Goals and Sub-goals
(Draft as of April 11, 2023)
Please note: Sub-goals can be championed and tracked by CEHHS CCC, Standing Committees, Student Services, Units, or Individuals (Staff/Lecturers/Faculty/Deans) 

Goal 1: Authentic Learning and Student Success

Definition: Provide student-centered, research-based teaching and learning that advances professional knowledge and skills for all students using innovation and technology. 

1.1 Identify current classroom technology and create a plan to advance technology.
1.2 Create a survey to collect post-graduation employment data of CEHHS students. 
1.3 Create and administer a student questionnaire to assess the use of high-impact practices.
1.4 Identify and allocate funding for high-impact teaching and learning practices. 
1.5 Collect and analyze course DFW and 4-year graduation rates.Z

Goal 2: Collaborative and Supportive Work Environments 
Definition: Sustain work conditions that promote physical and mental wellness among CEHHS employees.

2.1 Identify and improve retention rates of CEHHS staff and faculty.
2.2 Collect and address data on staff and faculty employment experience.
2.3 Build a CEHHS staff standing committee.
2.4 Hold annual administration-led faculty and staff listening sessions.
2.5 Identify and implement opportunities for CEHHS community socialization.

Goal 3: Professional Advancement, Innovation, and Scholarly Work 
Definition: Faculty, staff, and administrators engage in professional development opportunities and/or research as a means to forward the mission of CEHHS and the University - positioning discovery, creative thinking, generation of new knowledge, and intellectual excellence.

3.1 Increase staff, lecturers, and TT faculty professional development fund allocations.
3.2 Share and increase faculty and student-led publications and presentations. 
3.3 Identify and increase internship and service learning hours.
3.4 Calculate and share total amount of internal and external award funding.

Goal 4: Commitment, Equity, and Inclusive Engagement
Definition: Identify complex cultural, social, emotional, and political barriers and create intentional strategies to overcome and advance engagement with CEHHS stakeholders. 

4.1 Create and administer student survey to identify cultural, social, emotional, and political barriers.
4.2 Hold town hall meetings with community constituents to identify the needs of our community.