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Health Administration, MHA

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome MHA SLO 1 MHA SLO 1: Healthcare Environment

The MHA program prepares students with broad and deep knowledge of the healthcare system and healthcare management, with greatest emphasis on the portions of the healthcare system most closely aligned with the MHA program focus - nonprofit healthcare, public healthcare and continuing care systems.
Objective 36 MHA graduates will demonstrate a working knowledge of the nonprofit and government healthcare systems and organizations, how various components are organized and financed and how they interact to deliver medical and healthcare; assess, plan, implement and monitor community benefit operations; healthcare personnel and their roles, responsibilities and value to an optimal healthcare environment; patients’ perspectives and how to uphold the patients’ rights and responsibilities to provide a safe environment for patients and their families; and major trends in the local and national environment related to the delivery of care including regulations impacting healthcare delivery and the implications of public policy decisions on cost, quality and access to care.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
The program continues to assess student progress using competency assessments developed by the MHA committee as per CAHME guidelines.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Added videos per chapter for chapter overview and demonstration of how to work problems. Added problems assignment. refined case study assignment.

2018 Status
Achieved
This learning objective has been achieved in this course. Competency assessment assignment have been moved to other courses (P 630 - basic competency & PA 632 - intermediate competency) that will be the source of future measures for this learning objective.

Outcome MHA SLO 2 MHA SLO 2: Communication

Students exhibit clear, concise, effective professional written, oral and presentation communication skills. Students exhibit abilities to work effectively on group projects and to maintain positive working relationships, including evidence of facilitation and negotiation skills.
Objective 48 Students exhibit clear, concise, effective professional written, oral and presentation communication skills. Students exhibit abilities to work effectively on group projects and to maintain positive working relationships, including evidence of facilitation and negotiation skills.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Next report Fall 2018

Outcome MHA SLO 3 MHA SLO 3: Critical Thinking

Students will demonstrate advanced levels of critical thinking in written products prepared throughout the program, culminating in the final research paper or presentation. Students will demonstrate advanced skills in analysis and problem solving in their written assignments and classroom contributions in core courses.
Objective 49 Students will demonstrate advanced levels of critical thinking in written products prepared throughout the program, culminating in the final research paper or presentation. Students will demonstrate advanced skills in analysis and problem solving in their written assignments and classroom contributions in core courses.

Measure 2

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The program continues to assess student progress using competency assessments developed by the MHA committee as per CAHME guidelines.

Outcome MHA SLO 4 MHA SLO 4: Professionalism

Students aligns personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards. Students practice and advocate ethical decision making and actions and promote patient’s rights and responsibilities. Students also proactively plan their career and identify goals for further professional development, creating opportunities to provide service, promote social justice, improve community health status, standards of care, and the body of knowledge.
Objective 50 Students aligns personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards. Students practice and advocate ethical decision making and actions and promote patient’s rights and responsibilities. Students also proactively plan their career and identify goals for further professional development, creating opportunities to provide service, promote social justice, improve community health status, standards of care, and the body of knowledge.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Baseline measurement.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Classroom leadership stability achieved.

Outcome MHA SLO 5 MHA SLO 5: Leadership

Student demonstrates an ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate a complex environment, and to prepare a plan of action for organizational improvement that will engage both internal and external stakeholders; a knowledge and appreciation of the roles, responsibilities and values of constituencies within the healthcare system; and exhibits the core skills required to build a positive, vibrant organizational culture; an awareness of the current policies and trends that challenge the healthcare system, and can articulate effective strategies for change and adaptation .


Objective 51 Student demonstrates an ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate a complex environment, and to prepare a plan of action for organizational improvement that will engage both internal and external stakeholders; a knowledge and appreciation of the roles, responsibilities and values of constituencies within the healthcare system; and exhibits the core skills required to build a positive, vibrant organizational culture; an awareness of the current policies and trends that challenge the healthcare system, and can articulate effective strategies for change and adaptation .

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
The program continues to assess student progress using competency assessments developed by the MHA committee as per CAHME guidelines.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Continue to refine assignment and augment student support

Outcome MHA SLO 6 MHA SLO6 Business & Technical Skills & Knowledge

Students will demonstrate a working knowledge and technical skills in their ability to apply business principles in the healthcare environment
Objective 52 Students will demonstrate a working knowledge and technical skills in their ability to apply business principles in the healthcare environment

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
The program continues to assess student progress using the rubrics developed by the MHA committee as per CAHME guidelines.