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Goals & Objectives

GOAL 1

Provide Outstanding Academic Programs and Workforce Training

  1. Deliver core and concentration courses in which at least 80% of students will rate the course as effective. 
  2. Deliver core and concentration courses in which at least 80% of students will strongly agree or agree that the learning objectives were clear. 
  3. Deliver core and concentration courses in which at least 80% of students will strongly agree or agree that the learning objectives were achieved. 
  4. Develop and implement a plan for increasing the flexibility of times and delivery methods for course offerings, by fall 2015. 
  5. Enhance the efficiency of the capstone proposal development process by preparing students with targeted training in proposal writing, by fall 2014. 
  6. Facilitate a capstone experience which 100% of students strongly agree or agree has contributed significantly to their knowledge of public health. 
  7. Facilitate a capstone experience which 100% of students will strongly agree or agree has contributed significantly to their skills as public health professionals. 
  8. Prepare students to apply and integrate their classroom training in a public health practice environment in which 100% of preceptors will strongly agree or agree that the student exhibited the depth and breadth of understanding of public health appropriate for an MPH-prepared professional. 
  9. Deliver an MPH Program from which at least 80% of alumni will strongly agree or agree that they were prepared with the skills they needed to be successful in their careers. 
  10. Deliver an MPH Program from which at least 80% of dual degree alumni will strongly agree or agree that they were helped to infuse the population health perspective into their careers. 
  11. Prepare students to be either employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. 
  12. Conduct at least one needs assessments of the professional workforce every three years. 
  13. Offer at least two professional workforce development opportunities every year. 
  14. Conduct a comprehensive biennial review of subjective and objective measures of students’ achievement of Program competencies. 

GOAL 2

Conduct and Disseminate High-Quality Research and Scholarly Activities

  1. Increase to at least 90% the proportion of primary faculty who are engaged in one or more research projects per year. 
  2. Achieve a mean of 7.5 scholarly publications and/or presentations per primary faculty member per year. 

GOAL 3

Engage Communities in Maryland and Beyond Through Service, Outreach and Partnerships to Advance Population Health

  1. Provide an annual mean of 10 days per primary faculty of professional service to the disciplines and communities which we serve. 
  2. Fill all MPH student representative slots on governance committees. 
  3. Engage a minimum of 20% of students in at least one MPH-sponsored community service activity per year. 
  4. Develop and implement a plan for engaging the MPH Program faculty and students as leaders in campus and community interprofessional activities, by fall 2015. 

GOAL 4

Ensure Excellence Among and Provide Support for our Faculty, Staff and Students

  1. Increase visibility of the program to attract a diverse, well-qualified student body by sending Program representatives to at least 1 national and 8 state/local recruitment events each year; at least 25% of events should be those designed primarily to increase the diversity of the applicant pool. 
  2. Enroll 25 new students per year. 
  3. Enroll qualified students, at least 70% of whom will have minimum entering GPAs of 3.4. 
  4. Enroll qualified students, at least 70% of whom will have scored at or above the 50th percentile in the GRE verbal section. 
  5. Enroll an interdisciplinary student body, 30-60% of whom will be concurrently enrolled in a dual degree program or will have already earned a professional degree. 
  6. Retain through graduation a minimum of 70% of the single degree students whom we enroll. 
  7. Retain through graduation a minimum of 70% of the dual degree students whom we enroll. 
  8. Offer annual faculty advising training with at least 70% attendance. 
  9. Provide faculty advising which at least 90% of graduating students will strongly agree or agree has met their needs. 
  10. Provide career counseling which at least 90% of graduating students will strongly agree or agree has met their needs. 
  11. Recruit and retain a Program staff that is representative of the racial/ethnic diversity of the state. 
  12. Enroll a student body that is representative of the racial/ethnic diversity of the state. 
  13. Enroll a student body that is representative of the geographic diversity of the state. 
  14. Increase the racial/ethnic diversity of the Program faculty. 
  15. Recruit and retain an adequately-sized primary faculty in each concentration area, with a minimum of 3 primary faculty and a maximum 10:1 student: faculty ratio. 
  16. Recruit and retain an adequately-sized, multidisciplinary secondary faculty, with a minimum of 20 faculty and at least 2 per dual degree program. 
  17. Recruit and retain a doctorally-prepared faculty with academic training in disciplines relevant to the field of public health. 
  18. Provide capstone field placement instruction by public health practitioners, at least 80% of whom have 5 or more years of experience in public health practice settings. 
  19. Maintain a program website that serves as a reliable and comprehensive source of information to current and prospective students, faculty and staff. 
  20. Generate tuition revenue that, in combination with the state allocation, adequately supports the mission of the Program.