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Strategic Plan

2015 - 2017

Five Strategic Priorities: Interprofessionalism (IP)1 , Educational Excellence2 , Research and Scholarship3, External Community Engagement4, Growth and Stability5

Cross Cutting Themes (emerging from retreat and from current changes happening at the University and to healthcare in general).

New Program Growth/ Distance Education Development, Clinical Training Mission and Stability, Reporting Educational Outcomes, Basic Science Mission, Pathways and Pipeline Development with Regional Connections.


  1. Relevant IPEC competencies will be mapped for and taught in each program (2016). Outcomes will be reported to the College or Health Professions (CHP) curriculum committee (2017). 1,2,3
  2. CHP will pursue rotation sites with the emerging Centegra Health System Regional Campus Model.1,2,4,5
    1. Programs will establish specific targets regarding clinical training site quality and number of sites (2016).2,5
    2. Programs with interest in pursuing rotation sites/ a presence at Centegra Health System will be identified, enter into discussions with, and place students at appropriate sites with the Centegra Health System (2016) 2,4,5
    3. An Interprofessional Clinical Rotation model will be conceptualized (2016). A clinical partner interested in engaging in the model will be identified and students will be placed within an IP model at that site (2017).1,4
  3. Programs will define key indicators of educational excellence (2016) and coordinate with Academic Affairs to maintain dashboards for outcome reporting of these indicators (2017) 2,3,5
    1. Include traditional quality metrics (board scores, course/instruction quality, etc.)2,3
    2. Include metrics relevant to CHP and University mission and strategic plan (value added groups, strategic marketing/enrollment for programs targeted for expansion).3,5
  4. The CHP Research Council will facilitate faculty development, mentoring, and collaboration in the area of research and scholarship.3 Central research themes and resources (subject pool, etc.) will be established.3
  5. Each program will have an external advisory board and strategic plan with a defined plan for utilizing them.4
  6. CHP will engage with regional experts to develop and implement a Certificate in Population Health Management (2016) and a Masters of Population Health Management (2017) 1,2,3,4,5
  7. Strengthen and develop new and existing pathway programs1,2,4,5
    1. DePaul pathway students qualified and interested in CHP programs will successfully matriculate.
    2. The Master’s in Biomedical Science Program will be reviewed and redesigned to account for market changes, proposed changes in the CMS program, and to encourage successful pathways for graduates (2016).1,2,4,5
    3. The IP DSc/ PhD programs will be reviewed and potentially marketed as pathway to a doctoral degree seeking student in key areas (Physician Assistant, Pathologist’s Assistant, and other non-doctoral terminal degree professions).
  8. Explore basic science and clinical partnerships within the University to support emerging CHP instructional needs (anatomy, pathology, pathophysiology, use of active learning and simulation in the curriculum, etc.)1,2,3,4,5
  9. CHP will conduct a review of the current faculty workload model making revisions as needed to better suit the needs of the individual departments and programs.2,3,5