Goals and Strategies

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

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  • Expand all undergraduate recruiting to become "top of mind" for all deaf and hard of hearing, and hearing students seeking deaf/HH-related careers
  • Expand all graduate recruitment to become top of mind for all deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students seeking deaf or hard of hearing-related careers
  • Expand the ELI program by reaching out to all constitutes that support ESL learning
  • The Center for Continuing Studies will increase enrollment of students in professional studies courses and programs


Goal B: By 2015, increase Gallaudet’s six-year undergraduate graduation rate to 50%

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  • Create environment and support systems to encourage retention and successful completion
  • Institutionalize clear Path to Graduation for all undergraduates
  • Increase acceptance of undergraduate students into majors
  • Increase and broaden accountability for student retention and graduation


Goal C: By 2015, secure a sustainable resource base through expanded and diversified funding partnerships and increased efficiency of operations

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  • Increase breadth and depth of local and federal government relations
  • Grow revenue from grants, auxiliary enterprises, and private fundraising
  • Increase student-related income through enrollment growth
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness of all programs and services


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

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  • Optimize undergraduate majors and graduate programs to justify costs and outcomes
  • Develop five new comprehensive academic partnerships
  • Strengthen students’ preparation for employment and career success
  • Increase faculty accountability for student learning and development


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

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  • Establish Gallaudet’s research agenda and set targets for externally-funded research proposal submission, funding, and completion by 2015 and beyond
  • Create the infrastructure needed to support a world-class research enterprise
  • Enhance outreach integrating research and its evidence-based and ethical translation, particularly to benefit deaf and hard of hearing PK-12 students and visual learners across the lifespan.
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