The Department of Educational Leadership [DEL] is structured around a multi-disciplinary faculty with documented interdisciplinary skills, knowledge, and interests in education leadership and policy.
Created on the FALL of 2011, DEL hosts the Doctoral (Ed.D and Ph.D) Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, a program that is “consistent with UMass Dartmouth’s core mission and will improve our capacity to meet our mission”.
This aim states that the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is to distinguish itself as “a vibrant, public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development”.
DEL was established to implement distinctive components of the UMass Dartmouth Vision Statement and the UMass System’s strategic priorities. As the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies proposal overtly assumes the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Strategic Plan - Engaged, Embedded, and Evolving - challenges the campus to become powerful.