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The University's Board of Trustees approved the Gallaudet Strategic Plan in May 2009. While increased ASL/English bilingualism capacity is not an objective within the Strategic Plan, it appears in many ways as a ‘cross-cutting' element throughout the Strategic Plan. See below for the relevant goals, objectives and strategies for achieving the Strategic Plan within the bilingual mission of the University. The Coordinator for Bilingual Teaching and Learning advises on issues relating to the implementation of the Strategic Plan on matters relating to the bilingual mission.
A.1.2: Goal A: Grow Gallaudet's enrollment of full-time undergrads, full- and part-time graduate students, and continuing education students to 3,000 by 2015 Objective #1: Expand domestic recruiting to become "top of mind" for all deaf and hard of hearing students, and hearing students seeking deaf/HH-related careers Strategy #2: Develop an innovative media campaign to promote Gallaudet and frame Deaf people and their signed languages as positive aspects of human diversity, while iteratively assessing the impact of the campaign on enrollment (attracting/retaining diverse learners)
B.1.4 Goal B: By 2015, increase Gallaudet's six-year undergraduate graduation rate to 50%. Objective #1: Create environment and support systems to encourage retention and successful completion. Strategy #4: Develop a comprehensive, innovative program to support student language development, starting before freshman year and continuing until graduation.
D.4.2 Goal D: By 2015, refine a core set of undergraduate and graduate programs that are aligned with the institutional mission and vision, leverage Gallaudet's many strengths, and best position students for career success. Objective #4: Increase faculty accountability for student learning and development. Strategy #2: Create assessments to identify faculty needs to optimize classroom content and delivery methods (including online education) and provide development opportunities (particularly for bilingual education and ASL training for faculty).
E.1.1 Goal E: Establish Gallaudet as the epicenter of research, development and outreach leading to advancements in knowledge and practice for deaf & hard of hearing people and all humanity. Objective #1: Establish Gallaudet's research agenda and set targets for externally-funded research proposal submission, funding, and completion by 2015 and beyond. Strategy #1: Formulate no more than five integrated research priorities by assessing current and potential strengths in fields such as visual language & learning; hearing enhancement; linguistic and communication access; genetics; and ASL/English bilingualism.