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Upward Bound Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

Promote each student's learning experience by assuring that the least advantaged segments of the area population has a realistic chance to enter and graduate from a postsecondary institution.

Vision Statement

To establish the Texas Tech University Department of Upward Bound Programs as the national model of outstanding college preparatory services

The Department of Upward Bound Programs values:

  • Commitment to Educational Success
  • Respect
  • Courtesy
  • Compassion
  • Determination
  • Diversity
  • Dependability
  • Perseverance
  • Responsibility

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


Goal 1. Access and Diversity: Recruit, retain, and graduate into post-secondary education a larger, more academically prepared and diverse Upward Bound student body.

Benchmarks

Objective 1.1: Enhance the Department's student recruitment practices to incorporate a focus geared toward future retention.

Strategies

Objective 1.2: Enhance the Department's recruiting practices to include an additional focus on creating a more diverse student participant population.

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Goal 2. Academic Excellence: Implement a rigorous curriculum to ensure college admission and post secondary success.

Benchmarks

Objective 2.1: Enhance the tutorial component to a level that can effectively address the program participants' high school GPA's and State Assessment Tests.

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Objective 2.2: Enhance instructional component to better address the program participants' academic skill levels.

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Objective 2.3: Engage parents in the effort to assist in addressing the academic skill level of program participants.

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Objective 2.5: Encourage students to become active in the team effort to obtain exemplary grades in university classes.

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Goal 3. Technology: Maximize the use of Technology in the delivery of services.

Benchmarks

Objective 3.1: Increase student and staff access to Information Technology.

Strategies

Goal 4. Partnerships and Engagement: Build strategic partnerships and alliances.

Benchmarks:

Objective 4.1: Establish collaborative alliances with other area youth-serving organizations.

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Objective 4.2: Develop a comprehensive component for the utilization of volunteers.

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Objective 4.4: Establish additional partnerships that will enhance the level of parent participation.

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