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Instructional Goals and Objectives

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Instructional Goals and Objectives

    Instructional Goals and Objectives Instructional Goal 1: To provide students with up-to-date scientific knowledge fundamental to improving public health

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan

    1. To bi-annually review the curriculum Review of data identified via literature Identification of areas for improvement as Curriculum revision as appropriate for inclusion of relevant topics, issues, reviews, input from community members, well as identification of monitoring and (addition/removal of content areas and/or and problems in public health (curriculum and faculty discussions at GPM evaluation mechanisms activities)

    includes PH GRs, journal club, Friday

    seminar series, etc.)

    2.To annually review each course offered Review of data received via student Identification of areas for improvement as Revise individual course(s) accordingly for inclusion of relevant topics, issues, feedback, instructor review of student’s well as identification of monitoring and including pedagogical practices as and problems in public health academic performance, and faculty evaluation mechanisms appropriate (addition/removal of

     discussion at GPM content/courses and/or activities)

    Instructional Goal 2: To develop practical skills fundamental to improving public health

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan

    1. To bi-annually review the curriculum Review of data received via literature Identification of areas for improvement as Curriculum revision as appropriate for inclusion of relevant skills, techniques, reviews, input from community members, well as identification of monitoring and (addition/removal of areas of relevant and approaches in public health faculty discussions at GPM, evaluations evaluation mechanisms skills, techniques, and approaches)

    (curriculum includes PH GRs, journal from departmental seminars, student

    club, Friday seminar series, etc.) feedback, and instructor review of student

    performance

    2. To annually review each course for Review of student feedback and instructor Identification of areas for improvement as Revise individual course(s) as appropriate inclusion of relevant skills, techniques, review of student performance, and well as identification of monitoring and (addition/removal of areas of relevant and approaches in public health and faculty discussion at GPM. Graduating evaluation mechanisms skills, techniques, and approaches)

    strength of instruction. student exit interviews.

    Instructional Goal 3: To provide opportunities for application of skills and knowledge to address contemporary public health problems

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan

    1. To annually assess the breadth and Annually review list of community Make contact with identified community Revise list as appropriate and make depth of community agencies with whom agencies identified through student course partners through the annual DCPM available to students

    DCPM partners across courses and work as well as review list during annual newsletter, Public Health Grand Rounds

    research projects CCH CAB meeting for identification of announcements, student projects, and as

    new agencies guest speakers.

    2. To assure that with 5 years of MPH Regular contact with fellowship directors, Reduction of students who graduate Advisors to follow- up with students as program enrollment, each student department chairs about program outside the 5 year window identified

    successfully completes capstone project in expectations as well as protected time for

    which he/she demonstrates the integration trainees to complete education Reduction of withdrawal Associate Chair for Education to follow of skills and knowledge gained through up with fellowship directors/chairs as course work and practicum experiences Advisor/student notification of status Increase graduation rate identified

    Instructional Goal 4: To recruit and retain a diverse faculty and student body

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan

    1. To develop and implement a marketing Up-date web site; revise recruitment Increased enrollment of diverse student Review and revise of marketing plan as and recruitment plan that reaches potential materials; attend recruitment fairs for population needed

    faculty/students from a variety of minority students

    backgrounds Work collaboratively with Office of

    Faculty & Diversity Development

    2. To annually offer scholarship support to Review applicant based on identified Increased enrollment of diverse student Review and revise scholarship criteria as an incoming student who demonstrates scholarship criteria population needed

    service in an underserved area and shows

    potential for continuing this service

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    Research Goals and Objectives

Research Goal 1: To stimulate student projects related to faculty research activities and/or DCPM/University-supported community initiatives relevant to public health

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan

    1. To increase familiarity with and inform Identification of opportunities via Increased number of student projects Periodic assessment of student projects students of faculty research activities and instructor notices, seminar venues, related to faculty research with focus on faculty research activities other initiatives periodic announcements and published list with review of notification mechanisms as

    in graduate student handbook needed

    2. To require students to meet with their Review with advisor topic, available Early identification of capstone project; Periodic assessment of project advisor during the second semester of the resources and relevant faculty committee increased understanding of proposal identification with individual follow up first year on identification of research members timeline to complete in a timely manner through advisor as needed

3. To increase the number of graduates Discussion during committee meetings of Increase the percentage of students who Periodic assessment of projects based on

    who publish their capstone project in a publication potential submit manuscript for publication submissions or non-submissions

    peer-reviewed journal within two years of

    graduation Submission of final project in manuscript Review and revise accordingly

    format

    Research Goal 2: To maintain a productive faculty research program relevant to public health

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan

    1. To require all core faculty members to Divisional review of faculty publications Increased departmental awareness of core Periodic assessment to review and revise publish at least one paper annually in a faculty publications (inclusive of journal accordingly by Department Chair

    peer-reviewed journal Provide annual report to Department identifications)

    Chair for update

    Core faculty members to forward

    quarterly updated publication list for

    departmental announcements

    2. To require all core faculty members to Provide annual report to Department Increased departmental awareness of Periodic assessment to review and revise maintain a research portfolio as a Chair faculty research detailing integration with accordingly by Department Chair

    principal investigator or co-investigator the wider University

    supported through external funding

    Faculty to meet departmental expectations

    for percent effort supported by research

    grants

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    Service Goals and Objectives

Service Goal 1: To maintain a balanced portfolio of local, regional, and national/international service opportunities among faculty, students, and graduates to help meet

    the public health needs of diverse communities through relationships between DCPM and public or private community organizations

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan 1. To identify national and international Annual submission of appropriate service An updated listing of service activities Periodic review and assessment by service activities of DCPM faculty activities for listing in graduate student reflecting a departmental-wide diversity Department Chair members (ie: members of scientific handbook and departmental webpage nationally and internationally

    review panels, journal reviewers,

    professional associations, etc.) Increased student involvement in

    national/international service activities

    2. To identify local and regional service Annual submission of appropriate service An updated listing of service activities Periodic review and assessment by activities of DCPM faculty members (ie: activities for listing in graduate student reflecting a departmental-wide diversity Department Chair members of community boards, handbook and departmental webpage locally and regionally

    community agency consultants,

    volunteers, etc.) Increased student involvement in local

     and regional service activities

    3. To document and facilitate student Identify base-line data of current student An updated listing of student service Direct student follow up involvement in service activities population service activities activities as a reflection of

     professionalism in public health

    Determine gap between current and

    expected involvement Increased student involvement in service

     activities

    Provide an annual presentation by the

    University of Rochester’s Center for

    Community Health and Advocacy

    (CACHE) at orientation

    Service Goal 2: To involve the public health workforce in DCPM education programs through workforce development and increased community participation in the educational programs

    Objective Process Outcome Action Plan 1. To identify needs of the public health Regularly meet with DCPM Community Create an updated listing of community Review of available departmental workforce Liaison to assist in identifying needs needs (ie: topics, venues, materials, etc.) resources to meet the identified needs

    Annually meet with CCH Community Determine annual focus/priority for

    Advisory Board (CAB) to discuss department response

    community needs for workshops,

    continuing education opportunities, and

    special course offerings

    2. To facilitate a two-way learning process DCPM course instructors to regularly Increased community involvement in Redress imbalances or increase between educational programs and the invite community based guest speakers educational activities of DCPM participation as needed community each semester to present in their courses

    3. To improve communications with Distribution of annual departmental Increased community based notification Review of available departmental community based agencies newsletter geared towards community of departmental faculty and student resources to meet the identified needs

    based public health workforce activities

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