Outreach and Lifelong Learning Work Group
|Joella Mehrhof - Chair||Yvonne Ballester||Ashley Boczek - Student|
|Kalyan Chakraborty||Brad Goebel||Roger Heineken|
|Lori Mann||Charlotte Norman||Kayla Oney - Community|
|Kim Pember - Community||Kay Shireman||Terri Summey|
|Jessica Velazquez - Student|
ROLE AND PURPOSE
ESU must have knowledge of how the institution fits into the Emporia community, Kansas, the Midwest region, the nation, and the world. We must identify and recommend opportunities for enhancing the quality and distinctiveness for offerings beyond the Emporia campus, including online education as well as specific sites within the state, nation, and world.
This work group will:
- Define the mission of outreach/lifelong learning.
- Assess the current offerings of outreach/lifelong learning throughout the state, region, nation, and world.
- Identity strategic needs in the state of Kansas and beyond for outreach/lifelong learning (i.e., courses, certifications, programs, degrees).
- Identify strategies to pursue in order to enhance outreach/lifelong learning.
- Identify how we might best implement our outreach/lifelong learning. (Action steps.)
- Determine what new possibilities or opportunities exist for enhancing ESU’s outreach/lifelong learning.
- Using the supplied format, recommend to the Strategic Planning Task Force one statement of “strategic direction” (i.e., one goal), and three to five strategic initiatives and action steps (for each initiative) that should be pursued in order to make progress toward the recommended strategic direction.
- Determine the mechanisms and criteria which should be used to monitor, assess and validate our progress in achieving outreach/lifelong learning goals.
The work group should collect data from a variety of sources including available documents and should invite expert witnesses to present relevant information.
The work group should sponsor open forums and/or focus groups as a means of collecting additional data and advice regarding their charge.
The work group should identify possible opportunities for outreach/lifelong learning.
The work group should communicate and coordinate its deliberations with other task forces so as to promote constructive “cross fertilization” of ideas and recommendations.
The work group should maintain appropriate records of its proceedings and communicate widely with the University’s various constituencies.
- Progress reports delivered at bi-weekly Steering Committee Meetings
- Preliminary report due February 1, 2008