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

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

Objective 1.D.1

Increase interprofessional simulations by 10%

Baseline

baseline-4 per year

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
A total of five interprofessional simulations were scripted and implemented in the Simulation Center. Two of the five simulations were part of the PIPES meetings. The Standardized Patient events included 17 interprofessional opportunities for students.

2017 Status
Achieved
Two interprofessional simulations were offered by the PIPES meetings. A total of twenty -three interprofessional simulations were offered to students meeting their programmatic curricular objectives.

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.

2017 Status
Substantial Progress
At this time there are 0- new programs, 0- new hybrid programs incorporating simulation in their curricula.

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

The simulation center will increase overall in-services for faculty and staff by 20% on innovations, new equipment, developing objectives, and debriefing techniques.

Baseline

One per year

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
The simulation center has provided additional in-services for faculty and staff exceeding 20% baseline.

2017 Status
Achieved
The Simulation Center and Learning Labs provided 11 in-services, providing content from educational technology innovations and evidence based clinical practices.

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

Objective 2.E.1

Increase by 5%, the professional development for OVPH team members

Baseline

simulation-4, health compliance-3, interprofessional office-1, main office-3

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
Professional development for simulation team- 6 participated in attending national and regional conferences Professional development for the administrative team- 2 presented at national conferences, 2 participated in attending a regional conference and events Professional development for the health compliance team- 6 staff participating in attending and participating in a regional conference and events Professional development for the interprofessional office- 1 staff member presented at national conference and participated in a regional conference and events

2017 Status
Achieved
There are seventeen members in the Office of the Vice Provost for Health. In order to maintain professional competency and disseminate scholarly findings, members attended 33 conferences and 37 seminars or courses; gave 12 presentations as a workshop, podium or poster leader; and 5 were co-authors on peer-reviewed publications.

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.

2017 Status
Achieved
The Simulation and Learning laboratories were open on the average of 60 hours weekly for student experiences. The total number of simulation events was 1,659 with 100% of requests fulfilled.

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

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
The GVSU Health Compliance Policy was reviewed and revised in 2016 to maintain 100% compliance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's current recommendations and with all established affiliation agreements for GVSU's health-related programs. Revisions included proof of Tdap vaccination regardless of when last Td was received. Meningococcal vaccination every five years for those routinely exposed to isolate of Neisseria meningitides. For those with a history of a positive TB test, a baseline chest x-ray is required in addition to annual symptom review, repeat chest x-rays are no longer required every 10 years. The development of an Elder Abuse Training module for all students, staff and faculty in Health Compliance.

2017 Status
Achieved
The Health Compliance officer is now tracking student and faculty who study abroad and requirements include proof of typhoid and hepatitis A immunizations. The Health Compliance policy continues to be updated annually to meet the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) current recommendations. The Health Compliance modules for students, staff, and faculty are updated accordingly.

Objective 3.C.2

Expand clinical placements to meet 100% of the demand for GVSU's health-related programs.

Baseline

100% at baseline

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
In 2016, 75 additional clinical placements were secured by the OVPH. These additional clinical placements met 100% of the demand for GVSU's existing health-related programs. The total number of students, 9270, were enrolled in health and health related programs. 306 preceptors enrolled in the Preceptor Perk program. The total 2016 student internships were for winter- 834; spring/summer-661; fall-876 for a total of 2,371

2017 Status
Achieved
The number of student internships total 2,470 with a breakdown of winter=846, spring/summer=666, fall=958. There are 1,613 preceptors with enrollment in the Preceptor Perks program of 295. There were no new programs for 2017. Clinical placements in existing programs have increased for medical dosimetry-3; diagnostic medical sonography-2; health information management-4; occupational therapy-1; Doctorate nursing practice-4. There has been 100% clinical placements meeting all program requirements.

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

Ensure the simulation center meets the standards of the accreditation criteria as set forth by Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Baseline

Inactive/unknown if meeting the accreditation criteria

Progress

2016 Status
Substantive Progress
The Simulation Center is moving toward the core standards for accreditation. In addition baseline policies are completed and metrics have been identified.

2017 Status
Substantial Progress
The Simulation Center continues to move forward toward the core standards for Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) accreditation. Policies and procedures include: 1) policy on ordering for essential supplies from vendor, 2) policy on pediatric hiring procedure, 3) Procedure on hiring standardized patients, 4) Policy on pediatric standardized patients, 5) Standardized patient program hiring policy, 6) Student policy for make-up and remediation for standardized patient events, 7) Role definition chart for standardized patients, model patient, simulated patient, volunteer patient, 8) Policy for audiovisual production request

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.

2017 Status
Achieved
The OVPH sponsored 13 public events attracting 2,047 attendees. The DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy and the West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast continue to be live streamed events. The Health Forum of West Michigan series of eight monthly events attracted approximately 225 attendees per event. Trending topics included Aging in Place, Zika Virus, Social Determinants of Health, Human Trafficking, Health Talent Pipeline, Human Genetics and One Health. The DeVos Medical Ethics series topics were Ethics of Physician Assisted Death and the Ethics of Medical Choice Rationing with average attendance of 150. The Health Check Economic Forecast publication is distributed to 750, the Annual Health Report is distributed to 900. Both the Health Check Economic Forecast and the Annual Health Report are on the OVPH website and are available for downloading. The bi-annual OVPH newsletter is distributed electronically to 1,620 readership. The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education & Research Center conference attracted 383 attendees from 39 organizations in 5 states.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 4.B.1

Strengthen and develop internal and external health-related partnerships by 5%.

Baseline

25 advisory board members + 700 OVPH leadership team meetings related to community partnerships.

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
Three education partnerships were formed, two with academic institutions and one with a practice partner. 1) The Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and Rockford High School Introductory Health Professional Program for High School Students; 2) GVSU and Wayne State University Early Assurance Program for Premedical/Medical Education; 3) Mercy Health Partners, Mercy Health Muskegon and GVSU Physician Assistant Residency Program.

2017 Status
Achieved
Advisory Council members number 26. Meetings with external and internal individuals /partners is 515. New partnerships in the community include Central Michigan University (CMU) early assurance program for medical school; Mary Free Bed (MFB) Motion Analysis Lab collaborative agreement utilizing the GVSU learning laboratory for staff training; and the Spectrum Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network sponsorship for Ethical Issues in Health Care conference.

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

Objective 4.C.2

The Interprofessional Education office is recognized as a regional leader in the field of interprofessional education and practice

Baseline

Leads Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC). Participates in the activities of American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), National Academy of Practice (NAP), National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Incubator member. Annually hosts the MIPERC conference.

Progress

2016 Status
Substantial Progress
The Interprofessional Education office supports and facilitates scholarship for grant funded interprofessional clinical training and experiences, supports MIPERC workgroups' short and long term goals, interprofessional events including the annual conference, the IPE student certificate, the IPE Professional Development certificate, and PIPES meetings. The Interprofessional Education office supports as well as facilitates all of the MIPERC Advisory Council and Steering Committee requests and projects.

2017 Status
Substantial Progress
The Interprofessional Education Office continues with the activities of creating and coordinating interprofessional experiences for students, staff and faculty. An article was published in the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, titled the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center (MIPERC): A regional approach to innovations in interprofessional education and practice. The calendar year has seen an increase in attendance at the MIPERC conference with 383 participants. The Health Expo hosted 223 undergraduate, graduate and high school students collaborating on 41 interprofessional team with 28 faculty advisors. There were nine PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) meetings for a total of over 400 participants. Interprofessional training for a community partner rehabilitation setting included five students from dietetics, speech language pathology, social work and occupational therapy. At the same setting twelve staff participated in a focus group. 57 students from three scribe cohorts completed the interprofessional content as part of the GVSU Scribe Academy training. A new service learning venue partnership exists with the Grand Rapids Children's Museum during the Diagnosis: Fun exhibit.

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

Objective 4.E.1

Serve as Alternate Care Site for Spectrum Health to support a disaster response affecting the western Michigan region.

Baseline

Established Alternate Care Site Plan.

Progress

2016 Status
Achieved
Grand Valley State University's Alternate Care Site Plan is established and the Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences continues to serve as an Alternate Care Site for Spectrum Health to support a disaster response affecting the western Michigan region.

2017 Status
Achieved
The annual update of the plan for the Alternate Care Site has been reviewed and updated by the Senior Director for Health. The Director of Simulation is finalizing the Academic Continuation Plan for the Alternate Care Site.

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