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Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing

STRATEGIC PLAN

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing is to provide quality education, research, and service focused on the knowledge and skills intrinsic in the disciplines of Nutritional Science, Hospitality Management, and Retail Management.

VISION STATEMENT

The Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing will:

CORE VALUES

The Core Values of The Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing are:

GOALS, BENCHMARKS, OBJECTIVES, AND STRATEGIES

Invest in the people of the Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing

Goal 1. Recruit, retain, and graduate a more academically prepared and diverse student body.

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Objective 1.1: Recruit, retain, and graduate academically prepared students.

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Objective 1.2: Recruit and maintain a diverse student body.

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Objective 1.3: Increase financial support for undergraduate students.

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Objective 1.4: Implement an enrollment management plan to achieve optimal enrollment in all undergraduate programs.

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Goal 2. Increase and effectively use resources to recruit and retain quality faculty and staff and to support an optimal work environment.

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Objective 2.1: Recruit and retain excellent, diverse faculty and staff.

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Objective 2.2: Support professional development for all faculty and staff.

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Objective 2.3: Provide faculty members and staff with the best hardware equipment and software applications that the department can afford.

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ENRICH THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Goal 3. Provide effective instruction in our undergraduate programs.

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Objective 3.1: Maintain strong teaching in all undergraduate programs.

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Objective 3.2: Develop nationally recognized programs in all disciplines in the department.

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Objective 3.3: Maintain accreditation/registration status of programs/degrees in the department.

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Goal 4. Enhance graduate and professional education opportunities.

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Objective 4.1: Increase opportunities for graduate student participation in the research process.

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Objective 4.2: Increase professional development opportunities for graduate students.

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Objective 4.3: Increase the number of graduate students participating in internships.

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Goal 5. Provide scholarly outreach opportunities that contribute to students' learning and that benefit our communities, the state, and nation.

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Objective 5.1: Build research programs that contribute to social, community, and economic development.

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Objective 5.2: Increase participation in workforce and economic development programs.

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ADVANCE RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ENDEAVORS

Goal 6. Increase The Department of Nutrition, Hospitality nt and Retail Management's participation in cutting edge research that positively impacts individuals, families and their environments.

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Increase in the number of external grants and contracts submitted and funded

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Objective 6.1: Increase multidisciplinary research.

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Objective 6.2: Increase the level of external research funding.

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Objective 6.3: Maintain and establish funded endowments, centers, and/or institutes that contribute to the Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing research agenda.

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STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIPS

Goal 7. Develop strategic partnerships and alliances within the Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing and the university, and with the communities, businesses, and industries that disseminate knowledge and skills and enhance the quality of life.

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Objective 7.1: Enhance cooperation among departmental program areas, the college, and university community.

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Objective 7.2: Develop new and maintain existing partnerships in the community to assist in student professional development and career preparation.

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Objective 7.3: Enhance existing community outreach programs and cultivate new ones.

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Objective 7.4: Extend and maintain relations with business and governmental entities.

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