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Strategic Plan

Department of History
Texas Tech University
Strategic Plan

Goals, Critical Success Factors, Strategies and Assessments

Goal 1.  Access and Diversity:  To increase student enrollments and recruit and retain more students and faculty from under-represented groups.

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Objective 1.1:  Attract more undergraduate enrollments

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Objective 1.2: Recruit and retain more students form under-represented groups

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Objective 1.3: Increase faculty diversity and establish a faculty profile that will serve as a model for diversity and inclusion

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Goal 2.  Human Resources and Infrastructure: Expand upon our department’s existing national and international reputation as a distinguished center of research and learning.  In addition, the department will seek to achieve the highest standards of excellence in all facets of our departmental mission—teaching, research and service.

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Objective 2.1: Enhance the quality of our undergraduate program

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Objective 2.2: Improve our graduate program

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Objective 2.3: Provide incentives and resources for faculty research, teaching, and service

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Goal 3.  Undergraduate Teaching and Learning:  The undergraduate program will produce students who have historical knowledge, research skills, epistemology, professional understandings, and habits of mind enabling them to pursue graduate school, careers in secondary education, or professional school training.

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Objective 3.1:  Produce students who have historical knowledge, research skills, epistemology, professional understandings, and habits of mind of professional historians

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Objective 3.2: Enable our undergraduate students to pursue graduate school, careers in secondary education or professional school training

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Goal 4. Graduate and professional education:  The graduate degree programs will produce individuals who have historical knowledge, skills, epistemology, professional understandings and habits of mind necessary to conduct original research and produce works of historical analysis, enabling them to pursue careers in secondary education, junior colleges, universities and other professional settings for historians.

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Objective 4.1:  Produce students who have historical knowledge, research skills, epistemology, professional understandings, and habits of mind of professional historians

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Goal 5. Engagement and Partnerships: Provide programs that connect the history department more closely and productively with other academic units at Texas Tech University, other universities, secondary schools, civic institutions and the public at large.

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Objective 5.1: Connect the department more closely with local schools, civic groups and the public at large

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Objective 5.2: Foster departmental interaction with other programs and units on campus

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Objective 5.3: Develop mutually advantageous relationships with local colleges and junior colleges

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Goal 6. Information Technology: To maximize the effective use of technology in all facets of the department’s mission

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Objective 6.1: Increase faculty and student usage of computer technologies

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Objective 6.2: Develop individual web pages and improve the department’s web page

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Goal 7. Research Productivity: Increase research productivity and funding for tenure-track faculty in the department.

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Objective 7.1: Promote excellence in research among faculty

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Objective 7.2: Promote excellence in research among graduate students

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Goal 8.  Tradition and Pride: To project a strong image locally, regionally, nationally and internationally

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Objective 8.1: Build a strong public image

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Objective 8.2: Establish a greater presence in professional organizations

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Objective 8.3: Establish an active presence in the community

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