Attract, develop, and retain faculty and students who exemplify excellence in teaching
and research. Provide them with an environment that will enable them to flourish.
Become one of the leading departments of special education by developing rigorous,
innovative teaching and research programs that are responsive to the needs of the
community, and nationally regarded.
Develop new knowledge that will have a significant impact on teaching, learning, education
systems, and the profession.
Design and implement collaborative programs across disciplines that directly affect
the quality of education in the state, region, and nation.
Intensify our efforts to recruit and retain students, faculty, and staff from under-represented
Become a leader in incorporating technology into teaching, research, and practice.
Increase department resources through a comprehensive development plan aimed at supporting
the goals and priorities of the college.
Emphasize and reward outreach as a critical component of the faculty's role to be
more responsive to the state.