Goal 1
Academic Environment

Engage undergraduate and graduate students within CPASS in a challenging academic environment.

Objective 1

All programs in CPASS will meet and/or maintain accreditation and/or professional standards.

Action items

  • The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program will maintain NCATE/CAEP’s status of “nationally recognized” based on meeting the SHAPE America’s Initial Standards in Physical Education Teacher Education
  • The Athletic Coaching Education (ACE) program will offer undergraduate and graduate level programs based on the NCACE and ICCE standards.
  • The Athletic Training (ATTR) program will continue to meet all the standards established for CAATE accreditation, and will continue to be accredited as athletic training programs across the nation and transition to entry-level Masters before 2022. ATTR is now accredited through 2018-2019
  • The Sport Management (SM) programs at the undergraduate and graduate level will continue to offer programs based on national standards for curricula and instruction delineated by the Commission on Sport Management
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (SEP) undergraduate and graduate level will offer programs based on available national standards for curricula and instruction
Objective 2

All undergraduate and graduate students will be engaged in a professional development and/or community outreach activity prior to graduation.

Action items

  • Increase CPASS students’ involvement in major clubs
  • Require attendance of all doctoral students at a professional meeting during residency and encourage masters and undergraduate students’ attendance
  • Increase funding for graduate students to present research at professional conferences
  • Increase number of CPASS related companies at WVU career fairs and encourage CPASS student attendance
  • Increase practical experiences, action-based learning, service learning activities/opportunities across all CPASS majors
  • Establish a tracking and monitoring system
Objective 3

CPASS will increase the quality (IR level of undergraduates; GRE and GPA of graduate students) and quantity of undergraduate and graduate students.

Action items

  • Marketing and recruitment committee will develop a recruitment plan in conjunction with all CPASS programs
  • Each major program will maintain an updated communications plan
  • Update and maintain CPASS website and any other recruitment materials
  • The uncommitted undergraduate students will be actively targeted as applicants for our majors
  • With representation from all CPASS majors on the student ambassador program, utilize the program to increase the number of students contacted and the overall yield
  • Restructure advising office to become the Office of Student Success to better suite needs of CPASS students
  • CPASS Coaching and Teaching Studies will launch a new major called – Physical Activity and Fitness Education
  • CPASS Coaching and Teaching Studies will launch new minors called – Coaching Well-being; Youth physical activity leadership; Adapted physical activity
  • CPASS will develop and launch several Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s degree options
  • CPASS will explore creation of a hybrid Ed.D. generalist Kinesiology program
Objective 4

Retain 90% of first-year freshman CPASS students, 35% through to 4-yr graduation, and 60% through to 6-yr graduation

Action items

  • Determine current freshman retention rate – ARGOS
  • Reduce numbers on academic probation/suspension
  • The CPASS Living-Learning Community (LLC) will implement a variety of retention strategies (study halls; group activities; projects, etc.)
  • Utilize exit interviews as a means to improve programming in all degree areas
Objective 5

All CPASS online courses will meet Quality Matters (QM) standards by 2020.

Action items

  • Develop a plan for preparation and review for online courses approved by the administration
  • Train faculty in QM who teach online courses
  • Graduate and minor online courses will be prepped to meet QM standards
  • Recruit professionals to serve as content or discipline reviewers