PAC-TE's Strategic Plan

On September 9, 2016, the PAC-TE Board of Directors adopted the following strategic plan goals for the 2016-2018 fiscal years.

PAC-TE
Strategic Plan
2016 – 2018

PURPOSE:  PAC-TE is a nonprofit corporation for all those in Pennsylvania who are engaged in the preparation and development of professional educators.  The purpose of PAC-TE as the voice for professional educator preparation in Pennsylvania shall be to promote quality professional educator preparation programs and to provide opportunity for individual professional growth for all persons in Pennsylvania engaged in professional educator preparation. (from PAC-TE Bylaws, Preamble)

PAC-TE’s strategic plan for 2016-18 is organized around four major areas:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Membership
  3. Resources
  4. Administration

I.  Advocacy
PAC-TE will enhance its ability to advocate effectively for issues related to teacher education and the organization’s mission.

Actions

Responsible

Target Date

Status

a.  Develop and disseminate position papers on policy issues.

 

Government Relations

Ongoing

 

b.  Hold “Teacher Education Day” annually in Harrisburg.

 

Government Relations

May 2017

May 2018

 

c.  Attend bi-monthly meetings of the State Board of Education.

 

President

Ongoing

 

d.  Meet with PDE officials regularly to discuss teacher education issues.

 

President

Ongoing

 

e.  Involve PAC-TE members in advocacy activities and building relationships in Harrisburg.

 

Government Relations

President

Ongoing

 

f.  Build relationships with other education-related organizations at the state and national levels.

 

Government Relations

President

Ongoing

 

g.  Expand the member organizations of KCEA and engage KCEA in advocacy activities.

 

Past President

Ongoing

 

h.  Work with member institutions to conduct pilot studies for the PaTCEA.

 

PaTCEA Committee

2016-2018

 


II.  Membership
PAC-TE will expand its membership (individual and institutional) and increase opportunities for member involvement.

Actions

Responsible

Target Date

Status

a. Contact community colleges that have teacher preparation programs and invite them to become members of PAC-TE.

 

President

Executive Director

December 2016

 

b.  Invite PAC-TE members who are not actively involved to serve on ad hoc committees and working groups as needed.

 

President

Ongoing

 

c.  Challenge all current PAC-TE members to bring one new member into PAC-TE.

 

President

Fall TEA

 

d.  Create opportunities for undergraduate students to attend and participate in the fall and spring conferences.

 

Conference Planning Committees

2017 Spring Confer

 


III.  Resources
PAC-TE will expand its sources of revenue.

Actions

Responsible

Target Date

Status

a.  Identify sponsors to support various aspects of the fall and spring conferences.

 

Sponsorship Committee

2017 Spring Confer

 

b.  Identify advertisers for the PAC-TE Journal.

 

Sponsorship Committee

Journal Committee

2017 Edition

 

c.  Identify advertisers for the PAC-TE website.

 

Sponsorship Committee

Initially by April 2017 and ongoing thereafter

 


IV.  Administration
PAC-TE will enhance its administrative organization and communication strategies.

Actions

Responsible

Target Date

Status

a.  Upgrade website to promote new communication strategies and engage members with the organization

 

Executive Director

November 2016

 

b.  Explore the possibility of utilizing social media to enhance communication.  Develop a comprehensive written plan for Board consideration.

 

President-elect, Past President

September or October 2016 Board meeting

 

c.  Evaluate the current Focus Group structure and develop a plan to improve its effectiveness.

 

Committee:  Price, Rogers, Strouse, Cyr

September Board Mtg

 

d.  Develop an organized repository for PAC-TE policies and procedures.

 

Executive Director

President

January 2017 and ongoing

 

 

We encourage you to contact any member of the PAC-TE Board of Directors with your ideas for implementation or to volunteer to assist.

 

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