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Strategic Plan for Occupational Safety & Health

Context For Planning

We have reviewed the first three years of our unit and look forward to the future.

Mission

To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the safety and health of today and tomorrow's workforce.

Vision

To create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, ethical behavior, and encourages life-long learning

Value Statement

" Professional and ethical behavior " Respect and appreciation of differences " Life-long learning " Social responsibility

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

Strategic Priority Area 1: Actively engage learners at all levels.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 1.A.1

All sections taught by continuing faculty without overload

Baseline

AY 15-16: 100%

Objective 1.A.2

Mininum 95% of graduates employed in the field or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Baseline

AY 13-14: 89% (9 reporting of 22 surveyed; 8 employed)

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 1.C.1

Achieve ABET Accreditation for the OSHM B.S. Program by Fall 2019

Baseline

AY 15-16: No

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 1.D.1

All sections are taught in first-round PCEC controlled rooms on the 6th floor EC

Baseline

AY 15-16: 100%

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 1.E.1

Achieve a fully endowed Scholarship Fund

Baseline

AY 15-16: Establish the first endowed Scholarship Fund

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 2.B.1

Improve retention and graduation rates of underrepresented populations by 10% of the margin available

Baseline

Retention F14 to F15: (URM, non-URM) = (40%, 58%) with N (5, 57); Six-year graduation rate (75%, 84%) with N (32, 168)

Objective 2.B.2

Increase the percentage of of underrepresented students by 10% of the AY15-16 percentage

Baseline

W16: 12 of 67 = 18%

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 2.D.1

Increase professional development support funding by 25%

Baseline

AY 14-15: $5, 500

Strategic Priority Area 3: Ensure the alignment of institutional structures and functions.

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 3.D.1

Increase the number of students completing the OSHM major and a related minor by 10%

Baseline

AY 14-15: 4 of 23 majors

Strategic Priority Area 4: Enhance the institution's image and reputation.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 4.A.1

Increase professional development, instructional, and service activities that impact external constituents by 10%

Baseline

"Class speakers: 19; Safe Brewing 5; Short course 11; Fit-testing 5; Internship contacts 62; Total: 102"

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 4.B.1

Increase support for student professional organizations by 20%

Baseline

Academic Year 14-15: $2,258.47

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