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College of Education Alumni Society Strategic Plan 2016-2020

The Penn State College of Education Alumni Society Strategic Plan

Adopted by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Society of the College of Education on October 15, 2016 – Tonya DeVechhis-Kerr, President

GOAL 1 – Service to Alumni

The College of Education Alumni Society will seek to significantly enhance the services offered to members and to increase the number of alumni using those services.

1-1.         To promote communication between Dean’s Development Council (DDC) alumni and the CoE ASB to advance diversity in overall experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives

1-2.         Determine strategies to increase the number and diversity of nominations for the ASB awards from all programs.

1-3.         Award committee chairs will evaluate and revise the nomination process for each award.

GOAL 2 - Service to the College and University

The College of Education Alumni Society will support the College's and University's mission of teaching, research, and service.

2-1.      Increase the visibility of the College of Education Alumni Society within the greater University-wide community and service initiatives. 

2-2.      Support and promote College of Education programs within the University.

2-3.      Investigate ways the Penn State Alumni Association plans University-wide events and how the College of Education can support their efforts.

2-4.      Invite Emeritus Board members to events.


GOAL 3 – Unity

The College of Education Alumni Society will seek to evaluate its structure, programs, and services to promote inclusiveness, cultivate relationships, and encourage participation and communication of all its alumni in Society activities, while perpetuating and building on the individual alumni’s individual experiences and interests.

3-1.      Add interactive components to each Alumni Society Board meeting to help facilitate community-building, collaboration, and the open sharing of ideas related to Alumni Society business.  

3-2.      Offer a training/overview session for new members before the summer meeting to acquaint them with their responsibilities and give them an explanation of the goals of each committee. Provide new Board members with the expectation of participation

3-3.      Employ technology to market what we do, who we are, and disseminate important board information.

3-4.      Create a relationship with the Student Recruitment and Retention Taskforce.


GOAL 4 - Affiliations

The College of Education Alumni Society will seek to increase the number of students, alumni, parents, and friends who take an active role in the life of the College and the activities of the Alumni Society.

4-1.      Support Penn State Alumni Association membership drive to increase the number of College of Education graduates in the Penn State Alumni Association. 

4-2.      Work with student groups to increase membership in the Blue & White Society. 

4-3.      Develop new ways of engaging alumni (such as social receptions for alums in our ASTN regions).

4-4.      Develop ways to connect with current students through professional development seminars and support the College of Education student ambassador program.


GOAL 5 - Service to the Larger Community

The College of Education Alumni Society will develop a variety of collaborative partnerships to serve the greater community.

5-1.      Provide professional development opportunities that are relevant to all alumni from all of the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

5-2.      The Board will participate in various Penn State community projects.