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Goal 1: Supporting Student Success 

Objective 1.5.: Invest in human resources and professional development to enhance student success 

Action Item 1.5.1

Develop an advising and student support learning pathway to be offered to all advisers, appropriate staff and to faculty on coordinated and collaborative approaches to student success.

Implementation Tasks icon-olus-circle
  • Conduct an inventory of University and college resources and opportunities available to advisers. 
  • Work with college leadership and HR to provide incentives for pathway completion in evaluation and reward systems.
Responsible Party icon-olus-circle

Assistant Dean for Student Services and Engagement; Lead Adviser

Metrics icon-olus-circle

Information collected from inventory will be distributed; Incentives for completion will be established.

Start and End Dates icon-olus-circle

Summer 2023- Summer 2025

Action Item 1.5.2

Expand undergraduate staffing focused on student success and collaborate with Penn State Learning, the Penn State Student Success Center, and the Penn State Parents Program to enhance peer tutoring and mentoring and explore interventions to increase retention.

Implementation Tasks icon-olus-circle
  • Develop and implement staffing plan for student success efforts
  • Develop plans for collaborative efforts with Penn State Learning, Penn State Student Success Center, and Penn State Parents Program
  • Implement peer tutoring, parent programming, and success initiatives to enhance retention
Responsible Party icon-olus-circle

Assistant Dean for Student Services and Engagement; Student Services Manager

Metrics icon-olus-circle

Hiring of student success support staff; completion of plans for peer tutoring, parent programming, and student success; initiation of peer tutoring program, parents programming, and other success initiatives.

Start and End Dates icon-olus-circle

Spring 2022- Spring 2025

Action Item 1.5.3

Expand and increase support for professional development opportunities for the HHD teaching community to build upon their teaching skills, especially as it relates to an online/remote/hybrid learning environment and inclusive teaching models.

Implementation Tasks icon-olus-circle
  • Conduct an inventory of resources/opportunities in the University and college available those who wish to enhance their teaching skills and stay apprised of new technologies, tools, and approaches. 
  • Create a suggested teaching development plan that identifies key steps faculty can take to continually improve their teaching abilities and disseminate this information across the college.
  • Create additional ways to support and incentivize professional development related to teaching, including incorporation of the suggested teaching development plan into annual evaluations 
Responsible Party icon-olus-circle

Sub-committee of the Executive Committee

Metrics icon-olus-circle

The HHD teaching community will have access to a comprehensive list of resources and available support and the teaching development plan will be created; College will provide at least two new ways to support professional development related to teaching and department heads will include evaluation of teaching development in annual evaluations.

Start and End Dates icon-olus-circle

Summer 2022- Summer 2024

Key Performance Indicators

Number of HHD advisers and faculty who have completed the learning pathway; Number and percentage of HHD faculty completing recommended teaching development activities in their annual Activity Insight report; Number of HHD faculty and number of proposals submitted to internal teaching enhancement programs; Number of articles published by HHD faculty on teaching and learning