Strategic Plan GSP

 

Graduate School of Planning

Dr. Salvador M. Padilla Escabí

University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

 

 

  1. INTRODUCTION

 

The University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Planning (GSP), founded in 1965, is the oldest planning school in Latin America. It is the only APA-accredited institution in Puerto Rico, and a leader in teaching and applied research on planning in the island. The GSP Masters in Planning Program focuses on fostering an integral and multidisciplinary education of its students promoting intellectual curiosity, critical thinking capacity, continuous learning, effective communication, and appreciation for and cultivation of ethical values, social awareness and social responsibility.  The Program provides a graduate professional education of the highest level, whose key elements are research and creation of new knowledge to solve needs and problems, and training of professionals of the highest caliber, committed to the ideals and values of Puerto Rican society. The Program also develops innovative, relevant initiatives for research and development of community services, contributes to the transformation and continuing progress of Puerto Rican society, analyzes the socio-economic and political problems of the Island, and formulates solutions to these problems, in order to improve quality of life.

 

GSP´s uniqueness lays in its professional program offering as the only two-year Master degree in Planning in Spanish within territories of the United States of America. The natural market area for this program is PR, the Caribbean Basin and all of Latin America.

 

This GSP Strategic Plan is an update of GSP 2007 Development Plan.  It draws from GSP’s Self-Study Report for the Planning Accreditation Board 2009 for the development of its strategic analysis, goals and objectives as well.

 

The revision process of this Strategic Plan was assigned to a committee composed of faculty members appointed by the faculty body, along with student representatives. Input from the rest of the faculty was then gathered after circulating drafts of the plan through email and at faculty meetings.  GSP Student Council inquired the student body about the revision, and such input was incorporated as well. The process also included alumni input with the help of the Puerto Rican Planning Society (PPS). The GSP committee met with PPS leadership, while the PPS also shared the draft of the Strategic Plan with its members, most of whom are GSP alumni.

 

This Strategic Plan begins by laying out the current Mission and Vision of the school, revised in 2014. It then presents the results of a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). The Plan then sets out five main strategic goals for the GSP that are consistent with, and specifically derive from, the Program’s Mission and Vision. The Strategic Plan goals are also aligned with the University of Puerto Rico’s own strategic plans, as laid out in two documents, UPR 10 for the Decade and UPR-Rio Piedras Vision 2016.

 

Finally, the Plan elaborates different specific, measurable objectives for each goal, actions to achieve these objectives, and indicators to measure progress.

 


 

 

II.MISSION AND VISION

 

The GSP Mission and Vision, revised in 2014, are as follows:

 

Mission

 

To train Planning professionals with the theoretical and technical knowledge required to exercise an ethical and effective professional practice, with a strong scientific and historical foundation, creative, related to integral and territorial ordinance planning, to the diverse fields, themes and scales in which the practice is organized, and to the collective decision-making necessary to advance the common interest and foster sustainable development.

 

To advance knowledge aimed at strengthening the Planning discipline and its applications through interdisciplinary research that integrates theory and practice and synthesizes the knowledge necessary to improve Planning processes and policy, plan, program and project evaluation.

 

Vision

 

An interdisciplinary professional Planning program demonstrating excellence in academic and applied research, contributing to both discipline and practice, having a significant impact on public sector management, and enjoying recognition in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The program is committed to preparing highly trained Planning professionals with problem solving, analytical and communication skills, sensitized in critical thinking and innovation, with the possibility of developing distinguished careers in the public and private sector as well as non-profit organizations in Puerto Rico and abroad.

 

III. SWOT ANALYSIS

 

GSP Strengths

 

  • GSP belongs to the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) which is a comprehensive, research institution with 55 master programs.
  • Since 2008 the EGP has new spacious and comfortable facilities that provide an excellent environment for education and research. It also has a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art computer and GIS laboratory.
  • Recent recruitment of two new professors in the areas of environmental planning.
  • Large number of student research assistantships from both institutional funds and external grants.
  • Faculty collaborations with external planning related initiatives such as APA´s Davidoff´s Award Winner Enlace Project from the Caño Martín Peña, Imagine Santurce, Puerto Rico Model Forest, Puerto Rico Conservation Trust and Xplorah as well as government agencies.
  • Student internship program with federal, state, municipal government and NGOs in the island and abroad.
  • Continued collaboration with USA universities through joint research projects has rendered good results.
  • The GSP program’s focus is consistent with the view of professional practice as stated in PR Law 160-1996 and the licensing requirements enacted therein.
  • The development and implementation of an SDSS (Xplorah and Xplorah-Municipio) project that is unique in the hemisphere.
  • GSP has projected its presence in the Caribbean Region and Latin America by faculty participation in conferences, congresses and teaching at universities or community organizations.
  • The GSP has organized international conferences with strong participation of scholars from Latin America.
  • The uniqueness of the GSP lays in that its professional program offers the only two-year MA degree in Planning, in Spanish.

 

GSP Weaknesses

 

  • Limited faculty peer reviewed publications
  • Access to library resources
  • Reduction in enrollment: Enrollment has systematically dropped over the last decade.
  • Curriculum has not been updated in 17 years
  • Rigid structure for final planning project which delays completion of degree
  • Lack of adequate coverage of social and economic planning areas in the curriculum
  • Time-to-degree is greater than two years for full-time students
  • GSP has yet to fully implement an assessment system that captures academic and institutional components
  • Limited resources for outreach and student recruitment
  • 30% of GSP faculty may retire in the next five years
  • Limited presence in social media

 

GSP Opportunities

 

  • Underutilization of infrastructure presents opportunities for increased intra- and inter-university collaborations through, for instance, visiting scholar programs that attract highly qualified academics to GSP for a defined period of time
  • The need for supporting graduates in their preparation for local planning license exam
  • Interest from other universities and international institutions to undertake collaborative agreements with GSP
  • Intramural Practice Program from the UPR system provides administrative support to undertake professional and research projects with external funding
  • Potential demand for a Planning degree in Spanish that is PAB accredited
  • Development of interdisciplinary programs with other graduate programs within the UPR system
  • Development of research specialization on coastal management and climate change
  • Increased use of social media as a main social diffusion platform

 

GSP Threats

 

  • Overall economic crisis in Puerto Rico results in a reduction in employment opportunities for our graduates as well as research opportunities
  • Central government programmed a decrease in funding for the UPR system by $500,000,000 over the next five years or a 30% decrease total by 2020
  • Other private universities offer graduate programs with fewer requirements
  • Administrative changes within the university system almost every four years
  • Limited institutional support from UPR for monitoring alumni development after graduation
  • Long and cumbersome curricular and new program approvals by UPRRP
  • Limited institutional funding and general support for research

 

 

  1. GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND ACTIONS

 

The Plan then sets out five main strategic goals for the GSP that are consistent with the Program’s Mission and Vision and are aligned with the University of Puerto Rico’s own strategic framework.  The table below presents the Strategic Plan’s six goals and establishes the connections with the School’s Mission and Vision as well as with the goals of the University itself.

 

1.Provide an academic program of excellence in planning

 

GSP Mission: Train Planning professionals with the theoretical and technical knowledge required.

 

GSP Vision: [A]n interdisciplinary professional Planning program demonstrating excellence in academic and applied research.

 

UPRRP Vision 2016 Goal 2: The academic and service programs will be characterized for their excellence, leadership, relevance, and dynamism,

and will respond to the highest standards and developments of knowledge.

 

UPR 10 for the Decade Goal 1: From the time the students are recruited until their day of graduation, UPR will provide them with the highest quality of services, academic programs, and environment for their development as well-rounded persons.

2.  Develop a strong research, publication and dissemination program that advances innovation in Planning

 

GSP Mission: Advance knowledge aimed at strengthening the Planning discipline and its applications through interdisciplinary research.

 

GSP Vision:  Demonstrate excellence in academic and applied research.

 

UPRRP Vision 2016 Goal 1: The research, creation, and scholarship, as foundations of the academic endeavor of the Campus, will lead to the production and dissemination of knowledge, will contribute to the development of the disciplines and interdisciplinary work, and will contribute to the sustainable

development of Puerto Rican and international society.

 

UPR 10 for the Decade Goal 7: UPR will take part into worldwide dissemination of knowledge, encourage cooperative programs and exchanges, and support publications and presentations by its faculty and researchers…

3.  Increase GSP impact on public policy & professional practice in Puerto Rico

 

GSP Mission: Train planners to exercise an ethical and effective professional practice, with a strong scientific and historical foundation, creative, related to integral and territorial ordinance planning, to the diverse fields, themes and scales in which the practice is organized.

 

GSP Vision: Contribute to both discipline and practice, having a significant impact on public sector management.

 

UPRRP Vision 2016 Goal 9: The Campus will contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social enrichment of Puerto Rico, strengthening our relationships of service and collaboration with its alumni and with the diverse sectors of the community.

 

UPR 10 for the Decade Goal 6: The UPR and its campuses and units of the system will establish and maintain effective links with communities around them and with the PR community in the US and other countries will incorporate community related subjects and social interest projects into its curricula, provide assistance in the formulation of public policy, be active in community service…

4. Expand GSP international linkages, projection and recognition as one of the leading schools of Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

GSP Vision: Enjoy recognition in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.

 

UPRRP Vision 2016 Goal 5: The Campus will be characterized by the exchange and collaboration with academic and professional institutions on the world scenario, envisioning the development of an international academic perspective.

 

UPR 10 for the Decade Goal 7:

UPR will take part into worldwide dissemination of knowledge, encourage cooperative programs and exchanges, and support publications and presentations by its faculty and researchers…

5.  Goal 5. Strengthen and expand relations with GSP alumni in Puerto Rico and abroad for enrichment of the school’s academic offerings as well as its resource base

 

 

GSP Mission/Vision/Previous Four Goals: Strengthening relations with Alumni will provide for continuous feedback between teaching, research and professional practice, strengthening the GSP knowledge base and its applications.

 

UPRRP Vision 2016 Goal 9: The Campus will contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social enrichment of Puerto Rico, strengthening our relationships of service and collaboration with its alumni and with the diverse sectors of the community.

 

UPR 10 for the Decade Goal 10: UPR will act to strengthen its institutional identity or prestige by publicizing its many achievements within and outside PR, establishing and maintaining close ties to its alumni.

6.  Goal 6. Graduate future planners with the highest ethical standards, inter- and trans-disciplinary knowledge for analysis of complex problems, and the ability to formulate and communicate innovative, creative and feasible solutions

 

 

UPRRP Vision 2016 Goal 2: The academic and service programs will be characterized for their excellence, leadership, relevance, and dynamism,

and will respond to the highest standards and developments of knowledge.

 

UPR 10 for the Decade Goal 2: Departments, Schools and Colleges will provide flexible protocols for evaluation, renewal and academic assessment.

 

For each goal, specific objectives and concrete actions are described below.

 

Goal 1. Provide an academic program of excellence in Planning

 

Objective 1.1 Thoroughly restructure the GSP curriculum

 

Action 1.1.1 Include new and expanded courses in the curriculum: Plan Making Workshop, qualitative methods, GIS, Planning Law and practical courses following the Practicum format.

 

Action 1.1.2 Get new curriculum approved by the University structure

 

 

Indicator 1.1: Content of syllabi reflects interdisciplinary content and integration of theory and practice and state-of-the-art technologies

 

Objective 1.2 Periodically revise GSP curriculum against necessary capabilities for Planning professionals in public and private organizations

 

Action 1.2.1 Evaluate four potential areas of emphasis for the curriculum: society and environment, economic and community development, urban and regional development, and social policy and analysis

 

Action 1.2.2 Revise the curriculum by academic year 2016-2017 to incorporate above mentioned four areas of emphasis

 

Action 1.2.3 Evaluate every course syllabus based on desired PAB competencies

 

Action 1.2.4 Compile and analyze student course evaluations every semester

 

Action 1.2.5 Organize a yearly student and alumni survey on course offerings and professional needs

 

Action 1.2.6 Revise course catalog every 5 years as to create new courses in accordance with changing academic, technological and professional practice needs, trends and ethical conduct

 

Indicator 1.2. Revised curriculum by academic year 2016-2017

 

Objective 1.3. Intensify collaborations and consolidate joint interdisciplinary programs with other faculties within UPR-RP

 

Action 1.3.1: Complete General Studies Program proposal final approval process for joint Bachelors-Masters with GSP

 

Action 1.3.2: Complete and submit to DEGI and Senate joint program proposals with Architecture, Geography, Public Administration and Law School

 

Action 1.3.3 Develop an interdisciplinary PhD in Planning with participation of different departments and graduate programs from UPR system

 

Indicator 1.3: At least two joint programs approved in five years

 

Objective 1.4 Develop stable recruitment channels to increase top-quality student recruitment by 10% every year

 

Action 1.4.1 Ensure active GSP participation in academic fairs, including current GSP students and alumni

 

Action 1.4.2 Develop a yearly colloquium or open house in UPRRP about GSP program and the Planning profession

 

Action 1.4.3 Develop a short promotional video on the profession and GSP’s academic program

 

Action 1.4.4 Offer talks in different undergraduate programs across the country particularly in the UPRRP

 

Action 1.4.5 Revise GSP admission standards and requirements

 

Action 1.4.6 Restructure GSP website management to ensure constant updates at least twice a year

 

Action 1.4.7 Translate GSP web page to English

 

Action 1.4.8 Develop a particular course numbering with the Registrar in order to accept advanced, top-quality 4th year undergraduate students into GSP graduate courses, beginning with students from the General Studies program

 

Indicator 1.4 Number of new students with a GRE or PAE (Puerto Rico GRE equivalent) score in the top 20th percentile

 

Objective 1.5 Compete for 20 students from other programs to enroll them in GSP courses

 

              Action 1.5.1 Offer talks in different

graduate programs across the country, particularly in the UPRRP

 

Action 1.5.2 Establish regular communication between GSP student coordinator and equivalents in other graduate schools at UPR-RP and UPR-Mayaguez Campus for orientation before registration activities

 

Action 1.5.3 Include student coordinators from other graduate schools and programs in mailing lists about GSP activities, talks, publications and other

 

Action 1.5.4 Promote course program in social media

 

Indicator 1.5 Number of students from other programs registered at GSP every academic year

 

Objective 1.6 Recruit new professors with high standards of competency within disciplines and specific key areas of GSP curriculum

 

Action 1.6.1 Secure tenure track positions once a faculty member retires

 

Action 1.6.2 Structure a program for visiting professors for short periods of time

 

Indicator 1.6 At least one new faculty position by 2020

 

Objective 1.7 Achieve a 4-year graduation rate of 70% of the entry cohort

 

Action 1.7.1 Implement and monitor faculty-student mentorship program

 

Action 1.7.2 Develop and implement a student academic progress and retention plan

 

Action 1.7.3 Maintain consultation of students with GSP administration about course schedule to cater to students with full-time jobs and ensure student retention

 

Action 1.7.4 Assist students in assessing pending courses to finish the MP degree through GSP Office of Student Affairs

 

Indicator 1.7 4-year graduation rate of 70% of the entry cohort

 

Objective 1.8 Reduce average time to degree to 2.5 years for full-time students

 

Action 1.8.1 Reconsider the need for a capstone Master’s project or its restructuration in order to ensure its timely completion, while maintaining curricular academic goals and objectives

 

Action 1.8.2 Implement and monitor faculty-student mentorship program

 

Indicator 1.8 Average time to degree

 

Objective 1.9 Revise and update current Assessment Instruments and Processes for evaluating student academic progress and professional profile by academic year 2016-2017

 

Action 1.9.1 Support professors in applying evaluation rubrics to integrative courses

 

Action 1.9.2 Develop rubrics for introductory core courses (Planning Theory and Planning Implementation)

 

Action 1.9.3 Complete the New Educational Assessment Program (RIT Project) every five years to assess student learning progress from entry to graduation and during first employment experience

 

Action 1.9.4 Continue with UPRRP Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan to adjust and revise courses in accordance to assessment results

 

Action 1.9.5 Revise content of core courses as well as the entire curriculum (see Objective 1.2) based on assessment outcomes

 

Action 1.9.6 Ensure student participation in evaluating and redesigning curricular goals, contents and activities

 

Indicator 1.9 Number of applied evaluation rubrics at the end of each academic year

 

Goal 2. Develop a strong research, publication and dissemination program that advances innovation in Planning

 

Objective 2.1 Double faculty publications in peer-reviewed journals within the next five years

Action 2.1.1 Establish a paper reading group within the faculty

 

Action 2.1.2 Require an update on faculty research initiatives every semester

 

Action 2.1.3 Promote Center for Academic Excellence seminars and workshops among faculty members

 

Action 2.1.4 Revise Evaluation Guidelines for Promotion in order to require a given percent of publications in refereed journals

Action 2.1.5 Continue to support release time for faculty research

 

 

Indicator 2.1 20 published academic articles by 2020

 

Objective 2.2 Publish GSPs planning journal PLERUS every year and convert it into a peer reviewed journal

 

              Action 2.2.1 Establish a working group within

the faculty, staff and collaborators

 

Action 2.2.2 Launch a 50-year commemorative

PLERUS in hard copy and digital versions in 2015

 

Action 2.2.3 Identify outside collaborators for continuous journal reviews

 

Indicator 2.2 Yearly peer reviewed PLERUS issue

 

Objective 2.3 Increase number of guest lectures or conference presentations to at least 1 per faculty per year

 

              Action 2.3.1 Each year separate budget

funds for travel expense for presentations at ACSP conference

 

Action 2.3.2 Circulate among faculty local

and international opportunities for presentations

 

Indicator 2.3 Number of presentations per faculty per year

 

Objective 2.4 Increase number of research projects with external funding every year

 

Action 2.4.1 Provide a yearly workshop for faculty and students on grant opportunities and effective grant writing for research projects specific to Planning and related disciplines

 

Indicator 2.4 Yearly number of research projects

 

Objective 2.5 Implement a monthly seminar series (brown bag) with faculty and guest speakers

 

Action 2.5.1 Assign a coordinator for the seminar series, to be rotated among faculty every 1-2 years

 

Action 2.5.2 Promote seminar participation at faculty meetings

 

Indicator 2.5 At least seven (7) seminars offered every academic year

 

Objective 2.6 Establish a yearly high-profile lecturer program

 

Action 2.6.1 Develop a database of funding resources from university, national and international sources

 

Action 2.6.2 Establish collaboration with Fundación Padilla Ascencio for co­sponsoring the Annual Hermenegildo Ortíz Memorial Lecture

 

Action 2.6.3 Appoint a coordinator among faculty and rotate it every year

 

Action 2.6.4 Support release time for faculty research when justified and follow-up on dissemination and publication

 

Action 2.6.5 Separate institutional funds and identify external resources for visiting scholars that enhance faculty diversity

 

Objective 2.7 Design supervised experiences that help develop student research skills

 

Action 2.7.1 Involve student assistants in professors’ research projects

 

Action 2.7.2 Encourage student applications to research and presentation funds from within the institution (DEGI) and outside (e.g. Fundación Salvador M. Padilla)

 

Action 2.7.3 Organize a yearly public presentation of student posters on their research projects

 

Indicator 2.7 One paper per student per cohort published or presented at a conference

 

 

Goal 3. Increase GSP impact on public policy and professional practice in Puerto Rico

 

Objective 3.1 Maintain GSP leadership in training highly competent certified professional planners in Puerto Rico

 

Action 3.1.1 Develop continued education offerings for Planning professionals to fulfill requirements for PR Planning license, Law 160-1996

 

Action 3.1.2 Design supervised experiences that involve students in practical planning exercises (e.g. a “practicum” and student assistantships)

 

Action 3.1.3 Join resources with the Puerto Rican Planning Society to celebrate continued education activities with experts in PR and other countries

 

Action 3.1.4 Update preparatory online materials for professional Planning license exam

 

Indicator 3.1 Number of courses and practical experiences offered

 

Objective 3.2 Establish long-term collaborations with at least two municipalities and two state agencies

 

Action 3.2.1 Identify candidate municipalities and agencies

 

Action 3.2.2 Keep a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) template for municipalities and state agencies

 

Action 3.2.3 Develop a municipal and state agency internship profile, post it on the GSP web page and revise it every year accordingly

 

Action 3.2.4 Send reminders about municipal and state agency internships every semester before registration

 

Action 3.2.5 Promote student final internship experiences presentations at GSP and invite Puerto Rican Planning Society for feedback

 

Indicator 3.2 Four (4) MOAs; number of interns every semester at the two (2) municipalities and two (2) agencies

 

Objective 3.3 Notify municipalities and state agencies about faculty and student academic work at least every academic semester                      

 

Action 3.3.2 Identify means of information distribution and person in charge of coordinating the initiative

 

Action 3.3.3 Compose a list of possible documents, events and initiatives of interest

 

Action 3.3.4 Compile and send every semester the list of information available

 

Indicator 3.3 One email communication per semester to a government email contact list

 

Objective 3.4 Provide community service and integrate it with teaching and research

 

                           Action 3.4.1 Involve the community at large (government and non-government)

in developing practicum courses

 

Action 3.4.2 Support faculty voluntary work ad honorem service in committees, agencies, and social interest community organizations

 

Action 3.4.3 Keep updated Computer Lab infrastructure and support activities to provide access to its Census Data Center and geographical digital archives and data to community at large

 

Indicator 3.4 Number of projects that integrate community service

 

Objective 3.5 Coordinate major events presenting and reflect on cutting-edge planning research, practice and public policy

 

Action 3.5.1 Organize the Annual Hermenegildo Ortiz Memorial Lecture on Planning with   faculty, students and alumni

 

Indicator 3.5 One yearly conference on Planning

 

Goal 4. Expand GSP international linkages, projection and recognition as one of the leading schools of Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Objective 4.1 Recruit at least 10% of new students from international and US origins

 

Action 4.1.1 Develop a strategic marketing campaign with support of the UPRRP Communication School targeted to Latin America and the Hispanic and Anglo Caribbean

 

Action 4.1.2 Maintain and expand collaborative exchange programs with international academic programs

 

Indicator 4.1 Percent of international students by

2020

 

Goal 5. Strengthen and expand relations with GSP alumni in Puerto Rico and abroad for enrichment of the school’s academic offerings as well as its resource base

 

Objective 5.1 Establish a stronger presence in social media

 

Action 5.1.1 Create and manage a Facebook and Twitter account

 

Indicator 5.1 Facebook and Twitter account and annual homecoming

 

Objective 5.2 Organize an annual GSP homecoming tied to the UPRRP annual homecoming

 

Action 5.2.1 Maintain an updated contact list of alumni with information about their employment

 

Action 5.2.2 Host a homecoming event for alumni in Puerto Rico and abroad

 

Action 5.2.3 Identify alumni contributions to the Planning field two to five years after graduation

 

Action 5.2.4 Carry out an alumni survey every three years

Action 5.2.5 Institutionalize alumni relations at GSP

 

Indicator 5.2 One homecoming event held each year

 

 

Objective 5.3 Organize an annual guest lecture by a distinguished GSP alumni

 

Action 5.3.1 Identify a list of potential candidates for guest lectures

 

Action 5.3.2 Organize an annual lecture

 

Action 5.3.3 Promote the event with the Puerto Rico Planning Society

 

Action 5.2.4 Carry out an alumni survey every three years

 

Action 5.2.5 Institutionalize alumni relations at GSP

 

Indicator 5.2 One annual alumni guest lecture held each year

 

Goal 6. Graduate future planners with the highest ethical standards, inter- and trans-disciplinary knowledge for analysis of complex problems, and the ability to formulate and communicate innovative, creative and feasible solutions

 

Objective 6.1 Candidate students for graduation approve final planning project and presentation with high marks

 

Action 6.1.1 Adopt and implement new curriculum addressing revised graduate student profile

 

Indicator: 70% of students with a minimum of 80% of the maximum score for each criterion (Research, Communication, Critical Thinking) of final planning project

 

Objective 6.2 Have alumni perform an effective professional practice in planning

 

                           Action 6.2.1 – Update exam review material every 5 years

 

Action 6.2.2 Review of courses and curriculum according to employers and graduates’ recommendations

 

Action 6.2.3 Update employers’ assessment with revised focus group guidelines and questionnaires

 

Indicator: 50% of alumni who got licensed during the last 5 years as a percentage of number of students who graduated that same time period

 

Indicator: 80% of alumni self-reported level of satisfaction with planning education

 

Objective 6.3 Maintain GSP leadership in training highly competent planners in Puerto Rico

 

Action 6.3.1 Join resources with the Puerto Rican Planning Society to celebrate continued education activities with experts in PR and other countries

 

Indicator: One professional seminar yearly offered

 

Objective 6.4 Provide students with hands-on professional planning experiences during the program

 

Action 6.4.1 Revise curriculum to require practical courses

 

Indicator: Three internships and one practicum offered each year