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Strategic Objectives

Vision

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be the undergraduate electrical and computer engineering department of choice in Texas and will be recognized as one of the top research and graduate engineering departments in the nation.

 

Mission

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering educates, conducts research, and disseminates knowledge through nationally recognized programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering for the benefit of society.

 

Strategic Plan

Goal 1. Access and diversity: Recruit, retain, and graduate a larger, more academically prepared, and diverse student body.

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Objective 1.1: Annually increase the diversity of the student body. 

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Objective 1.2: Assist the Whitacre College of Engineering in improving retention and graduation rates.

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Objective 1.3: Recruit and admit the most qualified students to the college.

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Objective 1.4: Establish more programs, scholarships and fellowships to attract the best and brightest students.

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Goal 2. Academic and Research Excellence: Attain national recognition as a top publicly funded Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering considers this goal as its flagship goal and critical to its success.

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Objective 2.1: Modernize and strengthen our undergraduate electrical and computer engineering programs .

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Objective 2.2: Strengthen graduate and professional programs and increase the yearly Ph.D. graduates from 4.5 to 7 per year .

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Objective 2.3: Continue to build research programs that enhance the academic reputation of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Specific areas include, but are not limited: Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Nano Technology Center, Optoelectronics/semiconductors, Computer Vision and Image Analysis Laboratory, Advanced Communication Systems, Biomedical, and Semiconductor Product and Test Engineering.

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Objective 2.4: Develop externally funded, nationally recognized centers of excellence.

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Objective 2.5: Recruit, hire, develop, and retain nationally recognized faculty.

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Objective 2.6: Improve retention and graduation rates for graduate students.

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Objective 2.7: Achieve higher levels of student financial support.

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Goal 3. Engagement: Build community connections that enhance the quality of life for students and the community.

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Objective 3.1: To be a significant contributor to economic and workforce development.

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Objective 3.2: Increase awareness of opportunities in engineering for K-12 students.

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Objective 3.3: Foster outreach culture in the college.

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Goal 4. Technology: Maximize the use of technology in the delivery of services.

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Objective 4.1: Exploit e-business solutions and human computer interface designs.

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Objective 4.2: Provide delivery systems appropriate to the needs of users.

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Objective 4.3: Use standardized software to deliver subject matter content.

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Objective 4.4: Have highly reliable and secure systems.

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Goal 5. Partnerships: Build strategic partnerships and alliances to support the teaching, research, and service missions of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Objective 5.1: Establish partnerships with undergraduate institutions, domestic and foreign.

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Objective 5.2: Forge industry alliances to accomplish workforce development, meet the financial need of students, and garner research funding.

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Objective 5.3: Promote working relationships with other colleges and with the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

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Objective 5.4: Nurture relationships with governmental laboratories and federal agencies.

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Objective 5.5: Actively participate in university/COE interdisciplinary and strategic federal initiatives.

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Objective 5.6: Increase collaborative relationships with other research institutions, including graduate student exchange programs.

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Goal 6. Human Resources and Infrastructure: Maintain a quality work force and work environment and maximize the use of technology in the delivery of services.

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Objective 6.1: Add a website/recruiter position to our staff.

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Objective 6.2: Maximize the utilization of existing space resources.

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Objective 6.3: Provide necessary equipment and technology to enhance teaching and research .

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Objective 6.4: Attract and retain faculty and staff .

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Objective 6.5: Increase percentage of women and minority faculty.

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Objective 6.6: Increase professional development for all employees including short courses.

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Objective 6.7: Provide competitive salaries at all levels.

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Objective 6.8: Continue a coordinated system for policies and procedures.

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Goal 7. Tradition and Pride: Enhance the national image of the College of Engineering.

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Objective 7.1: Instill tradition and pride in the academic experience.

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Objective 7.2: Add value to the graduates and faculty by an enhanced national image of the college.

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Objective 7.3: Foster ethics and professionalism.

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Goal 8. Development and Marketing: Assist the Whitacre College of Engineering to enhance the fiscal stability through development activities that support students, faculty, and college operations.

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Objective 8.1: Assist the Whitacre College of Engineering to be ranked #1 among colleges in university fund raising. (Currently #2)

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Objective 8.2: Increase the visibility of the department.

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Goal 9. Accountability: Enhancing planning, performance, assessment, and public accountability.

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Objective 9.1: Assess academic programs on an annual basis.

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(Also refer to the Texas Tech University Strategic Plans and Assessment Reports)