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Strategic Plan for College of Health Professions

Context For Planning

The College of Health Professions was created in the Fall of 2004. At that time there were six programs that made up the college: Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Therapeutic Recreation. Approximately 30 faculty and staff were associated with the College. Since 2004, the College has expanded to include 13 programs with several of these programs having emphases within them as well as different types of degree options. Today there are approximately 100 faculty and staff associated with the College. The long term plans for this College include the development and implementation of several new graduate programs over the next four years. Due to the current and predicted growth, the college's focus on curriculum development, innovative methods of course delivery, student and faculty engagement, diverse faculty,staff, and student recruitment, and increasing the visibility of the college, its programs and its faculty, staff, and students are a priority.

Mission

To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the health and well-being of the larger community.

Vision

To create an environment that is recognized and respected for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the community, our professions, and the constituents we serve. We will be recognized for our collegiality, collaboration, evidence based practice, and development of life-long learners.

Value Statement

" Professional and ethical behavior " Respect and appreciation of differences " Life-long learning " Excellence in teaching, scholarship, practice " Appreciation of personal well-being " Collegiality and collaboration " 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

At least 90% of undergraduate students participate in one high-impact learning experience prior to graduation, in addition to supplemental writing skills and capstone courses.

Baseline

75% of CHP undergraduate students participate at least one high-impact learning experience prior to graduation, in addition to supplemental writing skills and capstone courses..

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
Of the 340 students who graduated from the College of Health Profession in 2016, 100% participated in at least one high-impact learning experience prior to graduation, in addition to supplemental writing skills and capstone courses.

Objective 1.A.2

At least 95% of graduate students participate in two or more high-impact learning experiences prior to graduation.

Baseline

90% of CHP graduate students participate in two or more high-impact learning experiences prior to graduation.

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
Of the 255 graduate students who graduated from the College of Health Profession in 2016, 100% participated in at least two high-impact learning experiences prior to graduation.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 1.B.1

Increase diversity, as defined by each program, of students, faculty, staff, and administration to 7%.

Baseline

Overall, approximately 3% of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators are from underrepresented groups.

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
No progress to report

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

Objective 1.C.1

The College of Health Professions will reactivate its advisory board, made up of community members, and meetings will be held at least once per year.

Baseline

The CHS advisory board has not met since 2013.

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
No progress

Objective 1.C.2

To increase community partnerships/collaborations as determined by programmatic needs by 5%.

Baseline

Based on programmatic needs

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
No progress to report

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

Objective 1.D.1

Faculty will use innovative technology to support their teaching and engage student learners.

Baseline

Zero

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
No progress to report

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

Objective 1.E.1

To create at least one endowment for student scholarships for the College of Health Professions.

Baseline

0

Progress

2018 Status
Not Yet Initiated
Have emailed Development for a list of current endowed scholarships and any endowed scholarship that may have been initiated this academic year.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

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

Objective 2.A.1

90% of programs will achieve maximum level (years) of accreditation.

Baseline

7 out of 7 accredited programs have maximum (PAS, MLS, DPT, OT, RT, DMS- echo/vas, and DMS general. SLP has been granted 5-year candidacy status accreditation (2013-2018) Four programs have applied for candidacy or initial accreditation (MSMD, CD, PH, SLP, TR). HIM will be applying for accreditation during 2015-16.

Progress

2017 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 2.B.1

To gather from each department/program what outreach is being conducted or is planned to be implemented to reach underrepresented groups.

Baseline

No data collected

Progress

2017 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

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

Objective 2.C.1

To collect data from each faculty member to determine professional and community involvement.

Baseline

Data is in Digital Measures, report needs to be run.

Progress

2017 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

Objective 2.C.2

Based on Digital Measures Report, determine the percent of faculty engaged in community relationships.

Baseline

Date not accessed at this time.

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

Objective 2.C.3

Based on Digital Measures, determinate the percent of CHP faculty engaged in relationships with their professional societies..

Baseline

No data at this time

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

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

Objective 2.E.1

To examine the allocation of fiscal/human/space/support resources to programs/dept. to determine fairness and equity to promote excellence in teaching.

Baseline

Budgets exist for each program, but have not been analyzed for comparison purposes.

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

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

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

Objective 3.C.1

Establish a baseline of all CHP courses that require a service learning experience that integrates student learning with society.

Baseline

No baseline established at this time (9-1-15)

Progress

2016 Status
Substantive Progress
All departments have identified course which they believe have a service learning component.

Objective 3.C.2

Increase service learning requirements for students, if faculty determine that service learning needs to be expanded in the college based on the baseline data collected winter 2016.

Baseline

No baseline established at this time (9-22-15).

Progress

2016 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

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

Overall credentialing first-time pass rate for all new programs(beginning 2015 and later) is 90% or higher.Overall pass rate for all takes in new programs is 95% or higher.

Baseline

New programs have no pass rates yet.

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
There were no new programs which had data to report

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

Objective 4.C.1

The College recognizes faculty and staff in their leadership roles within the community and/or professional organizations.

Baseline

While many CHP faculty have leadership roles, currently the college does not have a list.

Progress

2017 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

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

Objective 4.E.1

The Instructional Designer will assist all programs in revisions and maintenance of their respective websites as well as maintain the college website.

Baseline

No baseline - the college currently does not have an instruction designer. See Objective 1.D1

Progress

2016 Status
Minimal Progress
While the College has not requested an AP position for an instructional designer, the College has contracted a web developer to assist with Departments of Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences (DTS) and Physical (PT) for updating their webpages.

Objective 4.E.2

Secure an additional academic advisor in the CHP Student Services Office to meet the growing needs and expectations of our current and prospective students.

Baseline

There are 4 advisors for 7 graduate and 7 undergraduate programs with 8 emphasis areas totaling 22 areas of study. These advisors are not only responsible for advising current and prospective students, but also for a large part of the admissions activities for both students and our secondary admission programs; e.g., manage application record-keeping for programs, communicate with program applicants, advise current and prospective students on the application process, etc. .

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
Position acquired and new advisor hired.

Objective 4.E.3

Secure additional academic advisor(s) for the CHP Student Services Office when ratio of academic advisor exceeds one advisor to fiveareas of study (to include graduate, undergraduate and/or emphasis areas).

Baseline

There are 4 advisors for 7 graduate and 7 undergraduate programs with 8 emphasis areas totaling 22 areas of study. See 4.E.2 requesting a new advisor at this time.

Progress

2017 Status
Not Yet Initiated
N/A

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