To direct our efforts, goals were set within each of three distinctive areas of Research, Graduate Education and Undergraduate Education. The goals are measured by progress elements called key performance indicators (KPIs) within each area. The goals and KPIs include:
Research: The research goal is to “advance an academic culture that supports high quality scholarship resulting in health-related knowledge.” The KPIs include increasing external research funding, refereed publications and research partnerships across the University.
Graduate Education: The graduate goal is to “develop and deliver quality, collaborative graduate programs to produce distinguished leaders, researchers, and practitioners who will work to maximize the health of our communities.” The KPIs include increasing graduate refereed publications, obtaining key graduate accreditations, and generating common graduate course offerings across the college.
Undergraduate Education: The undergraduate goal is to “produce reflective critical-thinkers, life-long learners, leaders and quality health practitioners.” The KPIs include developing a college wide undergraduate capstone course for all College of Health Sciences graduates, and creating and implementing a curriculum that enhances critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, systems thinking, innovation, and communication.