Vision and Mission
“The Engaged College with a Personal Touch”
The College of Health, Education, and Human Development (HEHD) will be the innovative force for creating collaborative models to enhance community well-being thus providing a foundation for social and economic development.
The College of HEHD will be recognized for innovative and multidisciplinary instruction, research, and outreach/service that supports and enhances human capabilities across all life stages and environments by preparing skilled professionals and creative leaders and by building healthy, well-educated communities.
Linking Research, Teaching and Public Service
Faculty will establish an integrated approach for addressing health, education and human development issues that links faculty teaching, research and outreach/service activities.
- Interdisciplinary collaborative teams will establish well-being indicators that guide national models for “best practices” with program and policy implications.
- Community-focused collaborative research, training and outreach/service activities will provide synergy among faculty teams.
- Successful outcomes will be equated to “quality of life” and contribute to the economic base.
- Student-centered focus on social sciences and applied research will add value to the student (undergraduate and graduate) experience and extend faculty scholarship.