Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Strategic Planning North Star

UW School of Public Health tackles the greatest health challenges in our region and around the world.

Our groundbreaking discoveries are fueled by rigorous science and equity-driven solutions.

Our students are leaders who emerge prepared to work in partnership with communities to improve the health of all people.

KRA - Collective Culture of Meaningful Change

Culture that Supports on going development and growth


Outcome 1 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH has a culture that supports ongoing development and growth.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Establish a framework for faculty development
  • Implement faculty development plan

Outcome 2 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH has a student-centered culture.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Apply Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Learning and Development Outcomes to SPH Student Services
  • Develop evaluation practices for SPH Student Services that align with the CAS Standards

Outcome 3 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH has a culture of well-being and connection.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Conduct survey assessment of return to campus and hybrid telework arrangements with faculty, staff, and students
  • Monitor COVID and return to campus needs; and continue to provide and improve School-wide supportive services
  • Implement the new faculty concern policy; tracking concern types and number of submissions

KRA - Education for Leadership and Transformation

Our dynamic and supportive learning environment attracts the next generation of diverse leaders who go on to drive transformational change in communities throughout the world.


Outcome 1 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH will offer consistent academic, professional, and personal support across all degree programs.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Finalize data analysis of the 2021 Student Services staff assessment
  • Finalize plan to achieve standard and consistent School-wide Student Services offerings for students
  • Begin to establish consistent offerings in each department and program Student Services team
  • Develop and launch the SPH Career Services program

Outcome 2 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH will adopt best practices for student financial support; defined as students having the support they need to complete their degree program.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Collect student financial support best practices at other UW schools and colleges, and other schools of public health
  • Conduct an assessment and document how current funding decisions are made School-wide for student financial support
  • Draft School-wide best practices for student financial support, ensuring equity is included

Outcome 3 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH will deliver high-quality evidenced-based education across all degree programs.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Develop training plan to facilitate evidence-based student-centered teaching across the SPH
  • Develop training materials and pilot evidence-based teaching professional development program across the SPH
  • Pilot trainings specific to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom for teaching across the SPH
  • Create schedule of trainings to be conducted in the 2022-23 academic year, including mentorship programs and trainings for teaching assistants

KRA - Methods to Research to Practice Continuum

We are a force for change. Continuous learning and rigorous science fuel our work. Collaborative research leads to cutting edge discoveries that we apply in ways that ensure healthier communities. Every outcome informs new waves of discovery.


Outcome 1 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH will celebrate important work across the continuum from fundamental methodologies to the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies for understanding and changing complex health systems.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Coordinate with departments and communications teams to identify faculty working across the continuum
  • Strategic Plan team works with Communications to draft stories of School faculty whose work exemplifies the continuum of Methods to Research to Practice
  • Disseminate these faculty stories to internal and external audiences

Outcome 2 - 2025 Goal

UW SPH will continue to conduct cutting-edge work in methods and research, with priorities implemented according to a roadmap created by the SPH Research Council.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Research Council finalizes Research Roadmap, including priorities, goals, and timeline; plan includes findings and recommendations from year one analysis
  • Strategic Plan and project team create plan and conduct dissemination of Research Roadmap to internal and external audiences
  • Research Council and project team work to completion the identified 2021-22 activities from the Research Roadmap; and begin plans for 2022-23 activities

Outcome 3 - 2025 Goal

At UW SPH, deep collaborations among faculty, staff, students, and key stakeholders result in successful models of academic practice.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Produce a report describing SPH faculty and student community partnerships.
  • Expand SPH engagement opportunities across the Pacific Northwest

KRA - Equity, Justice, and Anti-Racism

We are an academic institution that promotes good heath for all and breaks down structures of racism.


Outcome 1 - 2025 Goal

The EDI Roadmap is implemented and our progress is shared with key stakeholders, increasing our visibility and reputation as a School that prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusion.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Survey and assess the SPH Anti-Racism Competency across departments and programs, and use data to expand the School-wide curriculum strategy
  • Increase opportunities for community-building through new events and activities

Outcome 2 - 2025 Goal

With guidance from community members, principles of anti-racism are adapted in our public health work.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Continue offering the Universal Anti-Racism Training series to SPH faculty, staff, and students
    • Focus on training all SPH staff in each human resources team
    • Complete training for 90 percent of SPH core faculty
    • Complete training for 75 percent of SPH staff
  • Share evaluation data and insights from year one of anti-racism trainings with SPH leadership, as well as each department/program equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) committee
  • Formalize expectations for student participation in connection with the anti-racism curriculum strategy

Outcome 3 - 2025 Goal

Structures and policies are in place at the School and improved to facilitate the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and staff, especially those who identify as black and/or indigenous.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • All staff human resources (HR) managers are trained on using the UW HR’s inclusive hiring practices
  • Assess onboarding materials, procedures, and processes for faculty, staff, and students to ensure they include EDI
  • Formalize and integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) components of annual faculty performance evaluations

KRA - Reputation and Visibility

We are recognized and highly regarded for our approach and transformative impact throughout the region and the world.


Outcome 1 - 2025 Goal

The reputation and visibility of UW SPH increases through use of a unified narrative across School communications which promotes the School’s strengths, expertise, and unique programs.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Complete proposed plan for School-wide unified communications narrative; plan includes findings and recommendations from year one analysis
  • Review and finalize draft plan with input from School leadership and key stakeholders
  • Provide guidelines and recommended framework to central, department, and program marketing and communications, as well as School fundraising strategies

Outcome 2 - 2025 Goal

Coordination and alignment of UW SPH and department and program marketing and communication activities are maximized, delivering more effective messages of real-world impact to all our audiences.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Complete proposed plan for a School-wide marketing and communications model; plan includes findings and recommendations from year one analysis
  • Review and finalize draft plan with input from School leadership and key stakeholders
  • Incorporate findings and recommendations into new School-wide marketing and communications model

Outcome 3 - 2025 Goal

Public audiences and alumni are meaningfully engaged in the UW SPH community and giving back financially.

CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR (2021-22) MILESTONES

Key: not started or in progress or completed

Milestone
  • Conduct analysis and refinements on the current suite of School-wide alumni communications and events
  • Plan and manage School-level events for alumni during the academic year, both virtual and in-person

Strategic Framework

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