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HESS Goals, Critical Success Factors and Objectives (including Strategies and Assessments)

Goal 1:
Access and Diversity. Recruit, retain, and graduate a larger, more academically prepared and more diverse student body in health, exercise, and sport sciences

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Objective 1.1: Diversify the student body through increasing access

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Objective 1.2: Increase quality and quantity of students

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Objective 1.3: Modify the undergraduate curriculum to encourage retention and graduation rates

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Goal 2:
Human Resources and Infrastructure

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Objective 2.1:Demonstrate the need for additional faculty lines

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Objective 2.2: Actively recruit, hire, and retain excellent and diverse faculty and staff

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Objective 2.3: Create an academic environment to retain quality faculty

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Objective 2.4: Improve facilities for teaching, research, faculty offices and staff work areas

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Objective 2.5: Expand Exercise Sciences Center so that all faculty and staff can be located in one building

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Goal 3:
Provide recognized instruction in the undergraduate tracks offered by the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences

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Objective 3.1: Streamline the undergraduate curricula to provide greater focus and enhance the quality of the courses required for each curriculum

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Objective 3.2: Provide quality instruction

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Objective 3.3: Encourage undergraduate participation in research

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Goal 4:
Graduate Education: Enhance graduate education opportunities in the areas in the health, exercise, and sport sciences

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Objective 4.1: Recruit quality graduate students

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Objective 4.2: Increase the quality of the graduate curriculum

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Objective 4.3: Enhance research conducted by graduate students

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Goal 5:
Engagement: Provide scholarly outreach opportunities within the departmental areas of health, exercise and sport sciences that contribute to students' learning and that benefit the profession, community, the state, and the nation

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Objective 5.1: Develop service learning courses for each track within the department

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Objective 5.2: Increase community-based participatory service activities

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Objective 5.3: Increase community-based participatory research

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Objective 5.4: Increase the number of faculty who participate in other professional and community service activities

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Goal 6:
Research Productivity: Increase research productivity and funding for all areas of health, exercise and sport sciences

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Objective 6.1: Increase financial support for engagement in research activities

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Objective 6.2: Obtain recognition for research activities

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Goal 7:
Partnerships: Build strategic partnerships and alliances with community, government, business, industry, and schools (EC-12, community colleges, and universities)

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Objective 7.1: Increase opportunities to engage the community in health and physical activity

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Objective 7.2: Build partnerships and alliances that promote health and physical activity

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Objective 7.3: Collaborate with faculty from research laboratories both within and outside of the university

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Objective 7.4: 4 Increase partnerships with EC-12 health and physical education

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