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Strategic Plan for Office of the Vice Provost for Health

Mission

Educating students to promote and provide optimal healthcare for individuals and communities

Vision

Grand Valley State University will be the foremost provider of health professionals in the region, educating students in 75 health and health related programs in a student-centered, interprofessional manner. As the leader in the provision of academic programs, applied scholarship, and service in meeting current and ongoing needs of our communities, we will inspire the publics trust through the synergy of excellent health sciences and healthcare professions education, cutting edge biomedical research, and holistic healthcare service. We will be vigorous and innovative in creating a framework of collaborative interprofessional healthcare professional education, research, and service programs for the 21st century to meet current and future needs of our students, health science and healthcare partners, and our communities.

Value Statement

" EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: Quality educational programs, innovation in academic programs, excellent teaching, interprofessional educational learning experiences, and commitment to community including service learning collaborations. " STUDENT CENTERED ENVIRONMENT: Support of students personally, academically, and professionally, active learning, student centered education, scholarship, and service opportunities, engagement of students in curricular and co-curricular learning, strong academic and career counseling services, staff and faculty responsiveness to student inquiries and needs. " TEAMWORK: Collaboration, mutual support, mutual respect, positive and effective internal and external communication, embracing diversity, integrity, personal and financial accountability, interprofessional problem solving and critical thinking. " ACTIVE SCHOLARSHIP: Applied research, external funding, articles in a variety of journals, local, regional, state, national and international presentations, interprofessional research, external grant funding, and faculty mentoring students in research activities. " SERVICE: Professional and community service, long-term commitment to select community projects, student and faculty involvement in community service activities, interprofessional service project development, strategic involvement in community boards and committees.

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

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

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 1.B.1

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

Objective 1.D.2

University simulation center will promote the incorporation of simulation in new and existing health related programs at CHS. Through faculty and staff development of simulation pedagogy, 20% of new programs will incorporate simulation into their programs.

Baseline

Unknown, will be determined by development of growth.

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
Dietetics, a new health program offering with first class in Fall of 2016, incorporated their first simulation.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

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

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

Objective 3.A.1

The University Simulation Center supports 100% of university requests for providing standardized patient, high fidelity simulations, and clinical learning lab experiences (as space and staffing allows).

Baseline

Learning labs are open approximately 60hours/week per academic year.

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
All simulation requests were accommodated using resources from the Simulation Program and Standardized Patient Program to meet objectives. The learning labs were open and available averaging over 60 hours per week.

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

Objective 3.C.1

Preserve an effective GVSU Health Compliance Program based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's current recommendations that maintains 100% compliance with all established affiliation agreements for GVSU's health-related programs

Baseline

100% at baseline

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.2

Provide leadership, resources, and platforms for dialogue and exchange for regional health.

Baseline

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy (300), Health Care Economic Forecast (600), Your Health Lecture Series (150), MIPERC conference (175), Annual GVSU Health Report (750).

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
The events sponsored by the OVPH attracts 2,127 attendees + additional student groups. The Economic Health Forecast and the DeVos Colloquy is now offered as live streaming events in the community. The OVPH bi-annual electronic newsletter is sent to 1,700; the Annual Health Report (hard copy) is printed and distributed to 750. Health Forum of West Michigan (formerly Alliance for Health 1st Friday Forum) is now hosted by GVSU OVPH as a series of 8 monthly scheduled events attracting approximately 200 participants per event.

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