Para Hulo' | UOG Strategic Plan 2019-2024
In a region that is distinctive by its geography and indigenous cultures, the University of Guam has knowledge and capabilities that no other institution can offer. Because of its unique position, the University strives to become a nationally and internationally recognized research university as a Doctoral Professional University under the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
This classification will earn the University of Guam a respected voice in the global conversation on topics intimately familiar to and of concern to this region and its cultures, such as climate change and indigenous languages and cultures.
UOG will be a model for Island Wisdom and Island Sustainability that embraces our regional identity and values and engages indigenous frameworks.
UOG will be the primary source of regional expertise across cultural, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological frames.
UOG is exploring the development of faculty members called Traditional Indigenous Scholars and Professors of Practice.
Research is underway to determine hiring process and qualifications for utilizing professors of practice, traditional, and indigenous scholars. One model being considered is the “Exploring Elders in Residence” used at Chaminade University.
Public Private Partnerships.
The University is exploring building capacity to develop experts and knowledge bearers and creating a designation for masters of traditional skills.
The Committee is exploring programs with the theme of “Eket – Uniquely UOG.” These will include implementing at least three Eket (Pacific treasures) offerings with links to credit bearing courses and developing certificates via Global Learning & Engagement Office that can be offered to the Guam diaspora.To date, one Seafaring course proposal has been has been approved, and UOG is exploring Diaspora partnerships with other colleges and universities.
Steps to mitigate gaps identified in funding and resources and institutional processes are being taken.
UOG School of Education is establishing an Education Specialist (EdS) in Instructional and Academic Leadership post-master’s degree program. In June 2021, WSCUC noted no substantive changes were needed, and the program are currently going through UOG’s academic governance process. The EdS program is expected to launch in 2022, and is the first step towards development of UOG’s first doctoral program — a Doctor of Education (EdD).
UOG Sea Grant Status Review was conducted in Oct. 2021. In Jan. 2021, the National Sea Grant Advisory Board held a special meeting to listen to the UOG Sea Grant Status Review report and unanimously voted to send the approved report to the National Sea Grant office at NOAA for final approval. A decision on final status is expected in early 2022.
RCUOG and ORSP will pursue diverse grant offerings, with RCUOG providing additional support with grant-writing.
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