COLLEGE OF SCIENCE,
ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY

Strategic Plan

version 1.4 Oct 27, 2015

1 History of Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University is a special purpose institution for urban programming with a history that dates back to 1927. The University’s earliest antecedents were characterized by a progression of institutional constructs: extension classes, a junior college, a four-year private institution, and, ultimately, a state-supported institution. The University’s status as an institution of higher learning came during the era of segregation when the State of Texas denied Heman Marion Sweatt, an African American, entrance into the University of Texas Law School. Subsequently, on March 3, 1947, the Texas State Senate of the 50th Legislature passed Senate Bill 140 providing for the establishment of the institution, including a law school, to be located in Houston. This bill was complemented by House Bill 788, which called for the purchase of a 53- acre site to house the campus. Thus was born Texas State University for Negroes; its name changed on June 1, 1951 to Texas Southern University.

Although newly designated as a state supported institution of the “first class,” when the Texas State University for Negroes opened its doors in September 1947, it had 2,300 students, two schools, one division and one college—the Law School, the Pharmacy School, the Vocational Division, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Responding to the changing times, in 1973, the 63rd Legislature designated Texas Southern University as a “special purpose” institution for urban programming. As a result, four more academic units were added—the College of Education, the School of Public Affairs, the School of Communications, and the Weekend College. This designation described what Texas Southern University was doing from its inception—embracing diversity.

Today, Texas Southern University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the following academic colleges and schools: the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences; the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; the College of Science, Engineering and Technology; the College of Education; the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs; the Tavis Smiley School of Communication; the Thurgood Marshall School of Law; the Jesse H. Jones School of Business; the College of Continuing Education; and the Graduate School. Other programmatic emphases are found in the Center for Excellence in Urban Education, the Center for Transportation Training and Research, the Center on the Family, and a variety of special programs and projects. Currently, Texas Southern University is staffed by 980 faculty members and support personnel. More than 11,000 students, representing ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds, are currently enrolled at the University.

2 History of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology was formed in the fall of 1984 at the time of a general reorganization of the University. The initial structure of the College was made up of all of the programs in the existing School of Technology and the science and mathematics programs from the College of Liberal Arts, including the Home Economics program. The motivation for formation of the College was to significantly upgrade the technological capacity of the University and integrate those programs most closely involved in the contemporary thrust into “high technology.” The University experienced a series of administrative and organizational metamorphoses and finally arrived at the present structure in the first decade of the 21st century. The College is now aggressively pursuing its vision for the future.

3 Vision of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (the College) will become one of the nation’s preeminent schools of contemporary interdisciplinary science, engineering and technology. We will be recognized by the excellence of our programs, the quality of our instruction, our innovative research, and our being a contributing partner to our community, state, nation, and world.

The College will become a leader in producing high quality graduates especially with regards to all under-represented minority groups and students from urban environments. The College will be a leader in undergraduate, graduate and professional education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and related professions. The College will become a proactive leader in producing highly qualified biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics teachers and in improving the STEM programs in urban schools. The College will involve students in its research activities; develop strong mentoring programs; and provide creative seminars on current scientific activities as a means of encouraging students to academic and research careers. The College will develop strong academic support activities.

4 Mission of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology

The College is dedicated to integrating sciences, engineering and contemporary technologies, through education, scholarly activities, and community service; meeting the needs of a diverse graduate and undergraduate student population while addressing critical urban issues within a global economy.

Strategic Goals

Under its mission, the College has identified strategic goals

  1. Provide high quality instruction
  2. Perform basic and applied research
  3. Engage in community service
  4. Optimize enrollment of College-ready undergraduate students and enhance graduate student enrollment
  5. Strive for a steady increase in external funding
  6. Ensure that the College’s administrative units function effectively and efficiently so that they support the missions of the College and the University.

The College is comprised of several academic areas in pure and applied science. The subject areas in the College include the traditional sciences of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, and the new academic areas of computer science and environmental science. The College’s thrust into applied science is in the areas of engineering technology, computer engineering technology, industrial technology, airway science, and transportation. With this unique collection of disciplines, the University satisfies its legislative mandate as a “special purpose institution for urban programming.” To achieve the highest level of quality necessary to satisfy the University’s mission, the College will implement more advanced integrated programs into its curriculum that are responsive to community and world issues. The most important of these contemporary issues involve 1) the creation of a sustainable environment and 2) the enhancement of the scientific and technological workforce.

PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION

Objectives:

Improve student performance in general core education courses offered by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology


Narrative Statement

Increasingly, there is a concern that U.S. College graduates cannot adequately solve problems and think critically. As a set of cognitive abilities, critical thinking skills provide students with tangible academic, personal, and professional benefits that may ultimately address these concerns. As an instructional method, writing has long been perceived as a way to improve critical thinking. Studies have shown that writing significantly improved critical thinking skills when compared to non-writing instructional methods.

Student performance could also be greatly enhanced if problem based learning (PBL) became a common fixture across the curriculum. Through problem based learning, the student is trained to reason his/her way through a set of discipline-specific problems. This can be done in small groups that have been partitioned from the much larger class. Such an approach will increase student involvement, excitement, and participation resulting in more effective student learning and performance.

Actions

To add laboratory components to all core courses. e.g.: Geology.
To develop teaching techniques extending beyond the classroom.
Keep class size small, but within the workload policy, by increasing class size and dividing students into study sections with teaching assistants mediating reinforced instruction.
Develop online tutorials for core courses.
Increase writing assignments in all course work
Measures

Indirect measurement of these objectives will be obtained through retention and graduation rates
Direct measurement of these objectives will be obtained performance of students via assessment tools.
Improve student performance based on measures of competency


Narrative Statement

Student performance should be measured based upon the student’s ability to perform tasks of greater and greater difficulty. While standardized examination may measure the mastery of certain specific subject matter, the ability of students to conduct analyses of complex problems and to describe an approach to their solutions in writing is the most significant measure of competency. Ultimately, `students should have the literary, mathematical, and scientific knowledge to be able to address contemporary situations.

Actions

Increase the students’ opportunity to learn
Focus on meaning and stress how and why the material they are learning is important
Provide new concepts and techniques for problem solving
Increase opportunities for both invention and practice
Encourage small-group learning
Increase writing assignments in all course work
Measures

Indirect measurement of these objectives will be obtained through retention and graduation rates
Direct measurement of these objectives will be obtained performance of students via assessment tools.
Promote and support innovative teaching and learning environment


Narrative Statement

Excellence in science and technology education comes from innovative teaching techniques and effective instructional materials. This requires one to change the traditional ways of delivering educational materials. In the traditional teaching methods, lecturers offer course materials in a classroom where students listen, take notes, copy materials, execute homework and complete assignments. In many cases students fail to grasp the complete transfer of knowledge from the professor effectively, despite personally having sound technical knowledge in the subject area. This occurs because it is often hard for students to take notes and listen with good comprehension simultaneously. The literature on active learning is replete with methods of engaging students to achieve more effective learning than the traditional lecturing approach. Some educationists stressed the importance of cooperative learning, problem-based learning, and presenting information in various learning styles.

Excellence in instruction is key as effective teaching methods produce effective student learning. This requires adequate preparation and effective delivery in a motivated classroom environment. Adequate preparation requires thoughtful organizing and planning, not just the continuing evaluating or updating the material content; but material content should also contain learning activities that lead students to take part in dynamic and interactive exchanges in a class session.

Actions

The challenge is for faculty members to take full responsibility by actively doing everything in a teaching session to not only cause students to learn relevant materials confidently, but also to help them to adapt to new changes by refreshing and updating their current level of knowledge and skills that will fulfill new roles in their learning process.

Increase the students’ exposure to course materials by use of multiple formats: blackboard, E-based, video, extended reading lists, and supplementary materials, and others.
Increase hands on approaches to embed new concepts and skills while solving problems.
Demonstrate to the students how new ideas and concepts are built on their previous knowledge.
Develop peer-based programs for transition of effective teaching methods.
Measures

Indirect measurement of these objectives will be obtained through retention and graduation rates
Direct measurement of these objectives will be obtained performance of students via assessment tools.
Secure and reaffirm accreditation and certification of all eligible programs


Narrative Statement

The goal of accreditation and certifications are to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. The end result of having accreditation and certifications is that students and future employers are assured of the quality of education. This results in an increase in enrollment as well as placement.

Actions

Each department without accreditation will indentify and seek accreditation from an appropriate organization.
Programs with accreditations will maintain their standing and if possible seek additional accreditations.
Measures

Indirect measurement of these objectives will be obtained through enrollment and graduate placement rates
Direct measurement of this objective will be obtained by the number of accreditations within the College.
Promote collaborative international education programs


Narrative Statement

The need for international education programs has grown with the rise of increased communication across international boundaries because of better communication systems, improved transportation systems and the proliferation of multinational corporations. Thus, in order for our students to truly become agents for global change, they must have exposure to other cultures.

Actions

Actively seek formal partnerships with academic institutions abroad.
Establish a written procedure to select College sponsored study-abroad classes and/or instructors that may include personal interview of applicants.???
Establish a procedure for adequate supervision and administration of programs.
Establish an evaluation procedure for instructors and programs.
Establish a policy regarding financial aid for qualified students.
Establish procedures for enrolling into study-abroad programs.
Measures

Indirect measurement of these objectives will be obtained through enrollment and graduate placement rates.
Number of students involved in international programs
PERFORM BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH

Objectives:

Expand the scope of research and teaching, and thereby increase the amount of annual funding.


Narrative Statement

The College will identify long-range research program thrusts that have potential for yielding “cutting-edge” research projects that have significant scientific and developmental interest and will have its students engaged in the research and discovery process. The demonstration of successful research and the implementation of research results will attract a variety of funding sources.

Actions

Partner with other Universities to explore, exploit and apply research findings
Design new classes based on the recent technologies and research needs
Strengthen the infrastructure to facilitate faculty research efforts
Measures
Increase the number of quality scholarly and creative works generated by the faculty and by studentsfaculty and by students


Narrative Statement

The College will enhance the scholarly research atmosphere by attracting eminent scholars to speak and give seminars on the most contemporary research areas of the time.

Actions

Faculty members should establish goals at the beginning of the academic year and evaluate their performance based on the achievement of the goals by the end of the academic year
Evaluate the performance of the faculty members based on thepeer reviewed and recognized publications
Measures

Number of books published
Number of refereed papers published
Number of conferences attended and papers in conference proceedings
Number of proposals written
The amount of external funding and the number of students sponsored by their research funding
Promote high quality instruction and faculty achievement


Narrative Statement

The College will provide recognitions, awards, and other incentives for outstanding teaching, research and community service.

Actions

Provide teaching release time to conduct research projects, write proposals, and course development
Allow supplemental salary for working on externally funded research.
Provide faculty sabbatical leaves
Measures

Number of awardees
Number of proposals written
Number of courses developed
Promote Interdisciplinary Research


Narrative Statement

The College will promote interdisciplinary research throughout all of its departments and programs and will encourage such participation with other schools and colleges throughout the University.

Actions

Share the available research facilities among the different departments in the College
Establish policies for the College’s research facilities and hire technicians to manage them.
Measures

Number of Interdisciplinary degree programs created
Number of interdisciplinary collaborations within departments
Number of students in interdisciplinary programs
Support entrepreneurship in research and technology transfer for commercialization


Narrative Statement

The College will enhance the potential for the transfer of research results and developed products to the marketplace.

Actions

Establish an office of technology transfer within the College
Establish policies to share the commercialization of the results of research and technology development with the faculty
Measures

Number of products developed that have commercial potential
Number of partnerships developed to exploit the commercial development of those products
ENGAGE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

Objectives:

Develop and expand community outreach and public service programs


Narrative Statement

The College has an aggressive program of public outreach to its various constituent communities. The College must establish a presence in the community and make its “brand” highly recognizable as the “go to” institution for science and technology. The current crisis in science education must be addressed with innovative programs to assist students in the public schools to view science and mathematics as desired subjects to study.Departments have a history of offering summer STEM enrichment programs, generally funded by federal sources and focusing primarily on middle and high school students and teachers. Going forward, faculty members and departments will support community-based STEM organizations in hosting Saturday Academies and after school programs.

Actions

Compile a list of existing summer and academic year outreach programs
Encourage every department to set a goal to develop or manage at least one summer outreach program
Forge relationships with partners to pursue joint sponsorship of STEM outreach projects
Monitor and create an annual report of outcomes of the STEM outreach projects
Measures

Number of outreach programs
Number of students who attend COSET after having attended one or more of the COSET outreach programs
Increase the number of continuing education units generated


Narrative Statement

The College encourages the development and deployment of short courses and certification programs for the general public, including, but not limited to, those for which continuing education units (CEU) can be awarded. The committee has begun working with the College of Continuing Education to identify viable courses and professional development demands to put in place an appropriate infrastructure for managing COSET activities.

Actions

Compile a list of existing College continuing education courses and CEUs generated
Establish a unit in the College to provide technical assistance to the College faculty members and interface with the College of Continuing Education
Survey the faculty to identify faculty members interested in CE course development and their proposed courses
Analyze the market for CE course demand by surveying employers and studying the course portfolio of other CE providers
Measures

Number of continuing education courses developed and offered
Number of people enrolled in such courses
Promote involvements in and services to professional organizations


Narrative Statement

Faculty members are encouraged to be active with one or more professional societies in their technical areas and to advise students in establishing at least one department sponsored professional society student affiliate organization.

Actions

Survey for baseline data on faculty membership/leadership and student chapters associated with professional organizations
Every department should set goals for levels of professional organization participation by faculty and students.
Establish a mechanism for coordinating and leveraging COSET student professional organization chapters
Create means to support student attendance at national meetings of professional organizations.
Measures

Number of faculty active in professional organizations
Number of faculty participating as officers or editors
Number of conferences attended and papers in conference proceedings
Integrate service learning into the educational programs of the College


Narrative Statement

The College encourages all faculty members to incorporate service learning projects in their course work expectations. Service-learning gives students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to address real-life community challenges, thereby helping them to integrate learning and application. The committee has established relationships with public libraries, community centers, and recreation centers to provide an array of settings for service learning projects. The committee will continue efforts to acquire funds to support students who are engaged in service-learning activities.

Actions

Educate faculty and students about the nature of, and potential outcomes of service learning.
Compile a list of existing service learning activities in the College to share College-wide.
Establish a database of service learning opportunities in the Houston/Gulf Coast region.
Generate a mechanism in the College for coordinating service learning activities and for incorporating service learning in existing and developing courses.
Measures

Number of different service learning activities
Number of students involved in service learning activities
OPTIMIZE ENROLLMENT OF COLLEGE READY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND ENHANCE GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT

Objectives:

Increase the enrollment of College-ready incoming freshmen and transfer students through outreach and recruitment


Narrative Statement

The recruitment of students into the STEM fields of study has become an especially daunting task. There has been a steady decline in the numbers of students attempting the study of science and mathematics over the past several decades. The number of entering freshmen who declare intentions to study any form of computing has declined 70% in the last decade according to the National Science Foundation. A nation explosion in non-college ready graduates from high schools is a concern in higher education across the nation. The College shall address these issues with a concerted effort to establish relationships with the school systems, community organizations, business organizations, and other stakeholders in order to provide assistance to improve the production of science students.

Actions

Implement a COSET Office of Recruitment, Placement and Outreach with full time personnel.
Develop College-wide admission requirements with higher mathematics and science scores.
Develop College-wide mentoring and tutorial center.
Establish consistent College interactions with high school counselors and high school students.
Establish outreach with students and science teachers to provide faculty help with curriculum.
Enhance and increase opportunities for competitive freshman scholarships for COSET students.
Assess existing programs for potential reallocation of resources for the realization of synergy between existing programs or initiation of new programs.
Develop College and departmental marketing materials including video and brochures that communicate a well designed message about the College and each department.
Measures

Produce reports of recruitment activities specifically directed toward STEM students
Produce and distribute recruitment materials for students from middle schools through the community college
Produce reports of graduation, income, and placement (These are actions)
Improve retention and increase 4-year cohort graduation rates through faculty and peer mentoring


Narrative Statement

The graduation rates of students in the College must be improved as it has potential for impacting the appropriated funds. The 4-year cohort is especially difficult to manage because of financial needs and capabilities of the student body

Actions

Establish a College-wide task force pertaining to student retention and progression.
Conduct a survey of current and former students to determine the reasons for low retention rates, examining financial issues, study skills, and cultural or social issues and summarized in a report by the task force
Implement a COSET freshman year mentoring and tutoring center beginning in the fall of 2011 covering beginning mathematics, computer science, and other science courses
Study the feasibility of a common COSET first year curriculum with an implementation target date of fall 2011. Students must not choose majors until after the first year of college.
Establish an annual budget to support peer mentoring
Implement a departmental admission requirements policy that balances student major selection and actual job market needs and projections.
Establish a formal avenue for support of student activities and student organization chapters, and student travel
Provide regular orientation activities for freshmen, such as COSET Freshmen Week, and showcase the College and the departments with open house activities
Implement instruction and learning best practices throughout the College
Measures (missing)
Increase graduate student enrollment


Narrative Statement

Several of the College’s graduate programs have very low productivity. Graduate programs in computational interdisciplinary science have the greatest potential for employment of graduates who do not go to professional schools. A simple search for jobs for computational scientists yielded 3700 hits, computational biology yielded 1324 hits, computational physics yielded 1067 hits, computational environmental science yielded 254hits, and computational mathematics yielded 3005 hits from across the web. The evidence suggests that increasing the computation science in all of the graduate programs of the College would significantly increase the employability of our graduates.

Actions

Increase number of graduate scholarships and assistantships
Develop graduate programs attractive to students and related to the current job market
Hire fulltime recruitment personnel for the College
Improve marketing of graduate programs by participating in career fairs at TSU and other locales and addressing graduate offerings on billboards
Prepare online graduate degree offerings available through the College
Focus marketing of programs at satellite campuses, around the US, and other parts of the world
Offer courses at satellite campuses
Collaborate with other Colleges to develop cross disciplinary programs
Coordinate with alumni association to market programs to graduates
Partner with USAID and other similar organizations and international embassies to recruit students
Consolidate selected graduate programs and establish contemporary interdisciplinary and computational programs such as computational biochemistry and biophysics
Introduce e-learning modules into courses.
Measures

Number of new graduate programs that are interdisciplinary and on the cutting edge of knowledge
Number of partner companies with significant stakes in people with the skills of the graduate programs
Improve career placement outcomes


Narrative Statement

The programs of the College must be focused toward an eventual employment outcome for all graduates. This means that the employment demand in each area should be included in the planning of curricula, academic programs, and the advisement of students in all degree programs. The current COSETs of a college education require most students to incur significant debt that, in most cases, is unforgivable, as it is a debt to the U.S. Government. Students today graduate with a debt load that previous generations did not have. Therefore, students should have a long range academic plan that will enable them to enter into careers that will provide for the liquidation of this debt within ten years.

Actions

Implement instruction and learning best practices throughout the College.
Form partnerships with industries willing to mentor and encourage graduates, place students in internships, and place students in jobs.
Form partnerships with industries willing to fund programs.
Implement a College Office of Recruitment, Placement and Outreach with full time personnel.
Increase interaction with TSU Placement Office to ensure placement of COSET students.
Maintain and provide to students and faculty analytic analyses of workforce development, employment trends, and the potential earnings of major selections.
Measures

Number of graduates placed in employment
Types of occupations in which graduates are employed
Median salaries of graduates by occupational type
STRIVE FOR A STEADY INCREASE IN EXTERNAL FUNDING

Objectives:

Increase proposals for funding from government, corporate, and philanthropic organizations


Narrative Statement

The strategic vision of the College for increasing fundingfrom all sources is a two pronged approach to secure large scale and small scale funding. Large scale funding, in excess of $1,000,000 per year, is obtained by establishing a long range research program plan (LRRPP) that is in the direction of interest of selected funding sources. The LRRPP must be well defined and marketed to the funding sources interested in that research direction. The LRRPP must take advantage of the capabilities of the College to integrate all of its departments and programs for maximum strength. The LRRPP must identify research directions with potential for maximal return on the investment. The College is the primary unit in the University for such scientific research and development activity, which could be highly instrumental in the sustainability of the University.

The College monitors announcements for small scale funding, less than $1,000,000 per year, and responds to the immediate announcements of funding sources for which faculty have qualifications. Current areas of special opportunity are science, mathematics, and computing education in the P-16 range. The College shall identify the directions of research that will have the greatest potential in both categories.

Actions

Develop an inventory and system for contacting funding sources.
Set up a computerized system to record, store, update linkages, contacts
Develop a foundation and corporate notification system and a strategy for contacting likely public and private funding sources
Measures

A computerized data base and automatic faculty notification and follow-up system will be in place.
Technical assistance to faculty on proposals that match funding goals will be provided and some assistance in proposal preparation (budget) and control over the campus approval process will be implemented
Further the goals of the institution through grants, projects, research and programs funded by sources outside of the institution.


Narrative Statement

Actions

Develop standardized email letters for enrollment on mailing lists, receiving basic information, and sample lists of questions to ask funders
Implement an Internet-based on-going notification system like SPIN, Grant Select, and others
Measures
Promote an environment supportive of developing and sustaining faculty interest and involvement in grant proposal preparation, submission, acquisition and management.


Narrative Statement

Actions

Develop a faculty recognition program .
Link with public relations for press releases.
Host a presidential reception for the year’s grantees.
Incorporate grantsmanship into Tenure & Promotion document.
Build release time, equipment, travel and student assistants into grant budgets.
Build departmental notification and incentives related to specific grants generated by the faculty.
Measures

Faculty recognition and incentive program in place.
ENSURE THAT THE COLLEGE’S ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY SO THAT THEY SUPPORT THE MISSIONS OF THE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY

Objectives:

Provide adequate controls and ensure transparency in decision making


Narrative Statement

In order to ensure that the management and operations of the College are transparent there must be explicit policies and procedures that are public and easy to understand and implement. It is estimated that the action items below will require two full time equivalent years to accomplish

Actions

Create a policy and procedures manual for the College
Create a system to monitor compliance with the College and University policies
Measures

A policy and procedures manual for the College will be produced
A system to monitor compliance with the College and University policies will be in place
Allocate resources to support the College’s mission


Narrative Statement

The College resource plan must be defined in terms of the College’s goals and objectives and those of departments, centers, and programs. The action items below are intended to define the systems through which the College performs its allocation of resources.

Actions

Identify and prioritize the long-range education, research, and community service programs for the College that will optimize the return on the investment.
Create a program planning and budgeting system for the departments and College with financial forecasting capabilities.
Create proforma projections of resource needs as a function of programs and departmental plans.
Measures

Number of projects and systems implemented to improve performance and planning
Enhance the College’s aesthetics


Narrative Statement

A design plan for the enhancement of the College environment should make possible the beautification and comfort of the facilities. The facility must provide an enjoyable environment for students and faculty to work and study.

Actions

Create a plan for environmental usage of the College’s facilities.
Create a formal procedure for showing the work of faculty in a gallery setting.
Measures

Number of beautification and comfort activities that are completed
Integrate information technology into the management of the College


Narrative Statement

The College shall be pro-active in the implementation of information technology and computing applications that foster its mission. It should make the current cutting edge technologies available and implement new technologies to enhance the achievement of its goals and objectives. These tasks are estimated to take five full time equivalent years. The action items are listed in priority order.

Actions

Develop a complete systems description of processes, information, and forms flow through the College.
Design and implement integrated systems for the management of the academic processes, including academic advising, retention, progression, and graduation rates.
Provide computing platforms for the development of educational tools and academic software.
Create a complete end-to-end performance management solution for the academic function that measures and analyzes recruitment, admission, classes, subjects, graduates, community service, research, and graduate placement.
Measures

Creation of a design document that describes every system in the College and its functions and interfaces
Development of a College policy and procedure (POP) manual
Development of a priority implementation plan for the action items
Development of retention and progression software tools

5 Appendix

College of Science, Engineering and Technology Strategic Plan Goal Sub-Committees

Sub-Committee on Goal 1Provide High Quality Instruction

Dr. DuMond, Chair
Dr. Carlos Handy
Dr. Alamelu Sundaresan
Dr. Aladdin Sleem
Dr. Christopher Odetunde
Dr. Jason Rosenzweig
Dr. Bertha Valle
Dr. Robert Nehs

Sub-Committee on Goal 2 Provide Basic and Applied Research

Dr. John Sapp, Chair
Dr. Carlos Handy
Dr. Olufisayo Jejelowo
Dr. Yi Qi
Dr. Jason Rosenzweig
Dr. Fengxiang Qiao
Dr. Carrington H. Stewart, P.E.

Sub-Committee on Goal 3 Engage in Community Service

Dr. Robert Ford, Chair
Dr. Alamelu Sundaresan
Dr. Aladdin Sleem
Dr. Carrington H. Stewart, P.E.
Dr. Pearlie M Fennell
Dr. Della Bell
Dr. Farrukh Khan

Sub-Committee on Goal 4Optimize enrollment of college-ready undergraduate students and enhance graduate student enrollment

Dr. Desiree Jackson, Chair
Dr. Della Bell
Dr. Khaled Kamel
Dr. Carrington H. Stewart, P.E.
Dr. Alamelu Sundaresan
Dr. Aladdin Sleem
Dr. Maurice Ekwo

Sub-Committee on Goal 5Strive for steady increase in external funding

Dr. David Olowokere, Chair
Dr. Robert Ford
Dr. Wei Wayne Li
Dr. Bobby Wilson

Sub-Committee on Goal 6Ensure that the College’s administrative units function effectively and efficiently so that they support the missions of the College and the University

Dr. Oscar Criner, Chair
Dr. Mark Harvey
Dr. J. Jonathan Lewis
Dr. Ron Dilly
Dr. Christopher Odetunde
Dr. Jesse Horner