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HHP Strategic Plan


College/School/Department: Health and Human Performance

Academic Plan 2017-2023

  1. Introduction

 

 

 

 

State your department/school/college mission statement.

 

The mission of the Department of Health and Human Performance is to create and disseminate knowledge promoting evidence-based practice in health promotion, exercise science, and recreation professions. We work to directly promote improved human performance and quality of life through evidence-based educational, recreational, and therapeutic interventions and programs.

 

Outline briefly your “vision” for the 2017-2023 planning cycle.

 

The Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) seeks to make progress in expansion of graduate programs and infrastructure toward our departmental vision of: To be a national leader in promoting human performance and health-related quality of life for all.

 

Using University goals and initiatives as a guide, list and briefly describe your top five priorities for the 2017-2023

planning cycle and indicate the university goal/initiative to which the unit’s goal is linked.

 

1. Continue to revise graduate programs and grow graduate enrollment TSUP 1.2, 1.4, 2.1 & 3.2

Create new Athletic Training (AT) and Therapeutic Recreation (TR) master's degree programs to retain existing national accreditations via mandated master’s entry-level programs. Develop and implement interdisciplinary (e.g., ESS, nutrition, TR, anthropology) MS in rehabilitation sciences. Design online/blended graduate programs in physical education and health to better meet the needs of in service teachers and coaches. Work with partners to increase GA positions and four graduate tuition fellowship to recruit top students from diverse backgrounds. Develop proposal for interdisciplinary PhD program.

 

2. Expand interdisciplinary health research and service to underserved populations TSUP 1.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 2.1, & 2.2

Build interdisciplinary research partnerships within the department, campus, and community focusing on underserved populations, and increase research productivity by moving all tenure-track/tenured faculty to 3-2 teaching loads.

 

3. Maintain student success and high-quality instruction for increasing undergraduate enrollment TSUP 1.1 &1.2

Hire clinical faculty and faculty of practice faculty to support high-enrollment undergraduate majors (ESS & REC) while aligning programs with national standards and/or certification requirements (CAATE, CEPH, COPART, & NSCA). Invest in faculty and facilities to create advanced learning and collaborative classrooms to support active learning and scholarship of teaching and learning.

 

4. Change BESS degree to a BS in pre-rehabilitation sciences, strengthening interdisciplinary connections in the department and across the university TSUP 2.1

 

5. Renovate Jowers and increase access to space for teaching and research TSUP 2.4, 4.9, & 4.15

Continue space renovation projects to convert vacated intercollegiate athletics spaces in Jowers to large classroom, 2-3 labs, and offices to support instruction and research. Renovate and share cadaver anatomy lab with ANTH in Health Professions building, and increase access to new Aquarena Springs recreational fields, and Meadows Center for outdoor education and PFW classes.

 

Based on unit goals, list the number of new (not replacement) faculty lines you plan to request in the 2017-2018 academic

year and in the remaining 2-6 years.

 

One tenure-track faculty member rehabilitation biomechanics (2017-2018)

One tenure-track faculty member for interdisciplinary masters/doctorate in rehabilitation sciences (2020-2021)

Convert AT Senior Lecturer line to Clinical Assistant Professor in AT (2019-2020)

Convert PFW Senior Lecturer to Clinical Assistant Professor in Recreation (2019-2020)

Convert PFW Senior Lecturer to Clinical Assistant Professor in Exercise and Sports Science (2020-2023)

Based on unit initiatives outlined in your plan, estimate the total amount of new funding that your unit will realistically need in the 2017-2018 academic year and in the remaining 2-6 years.

 

2017-2018

$70,000 Tenure-track position in rehabilitation biomechanics

2018-2023

$70,000 Tenure-track positions in Rehabilitation Sciences

$160,000 Four nontenure line faculty for enrollment growth (see III. Program Maintenance)

$190,000-240,000 Six FTE lecturers to covert tenure-track/tenured faculty to 3-2 teaching load

$100,000 Four graduate tuition fellowships

State the facilities (e.g. offices, research and lab space, classrooms) that will be required for anticipated growth and new unit goals.

Continue space renovation projects to convert vacated athletics locker rooms to a large classroom and 2-3 labs.

Collaborate with ANTH to share human cadaver anatomy lab for advanced anatomy classes for AT, ESS, and rehabilitation sciences programs.

Expand classroom refresh program to establish two advanced learning and collaborative classrooms.

Increase ESS, REC, and PFW usage of new Aquarena sports fields, as well as collaborate with the Meadows Center and Recreational Sports to develop outdoor education opportunities in the Meadows Center wet lands.

  1. Process

 

 

 

 

Describe, in a brief paragraph, the process used to develop your plan, including the nature and extent of faculty involvement.

 

The HHP faulty were notified of the upcoming 2017-2013 update of the strategic plan at faculty meetings in the Spring and Fall of 2016. There and in Program Coordinator meetings the divisions were charged with making preliminary plans for major strategic initiatives based on the top five priorities from the previous (2012-2017) plan. Following release of the 2017-2023 plan in October, division and coordinator meetings discussed possible 6-year strategic priorities. Initial items were summarized in the November department meeting. The November Coordinator meeting was used to integrate the divisional plans into a draft departmental academic plan. This draft plan was reported to the faculty and elements of the finalized plan were integrated with the other departments into the College of Education plan beginning in January 2017.

 

 

College/School/Department: Health and Human Performance

Academic Plan 2017-2023

  1. Program Maintenance

 

 

Maintenance Need

 

 

Reason for Need

 

 

Cost

 

 

Result of Funding

 

Attract qualified per-course nontenure earning faculty

Inadequate funding ($3,500) for per-course instructors

$30,000 additional for adjunct group item for $3,500-4,000 bachelors and $4,000-5,000 masters per class.

Adequate faculty to meet enrollment demand and cover for externally funded tenure-track faculty research

Convert BESS bachelors in pre-rehabilitation sciences into an interdisciplinary BS in pre-rehabilitation sciences, seek CEPH certification for bachelors in H ED, and NSCA recognition. Revise MS and MEd in ESS into a unified MS with common core with career-oriented targeted electives.

To keep programs aligned with trends in the disciplines, accreditation or advanced certifications, and changing graduate admissions requirements

Occasional course release funded by the department

Cutting edge academic programs that attract top undergraduate and graduate students

 

 

Hire four additional nontenure line faculty for enrollment growth

Past and continued growth in undergraduate enrollment

$80,000 Years 1-3, and an additional $80,000 years 3-6.

Adequate faculty to meet enrollment demand

 

College/School/Department: Health and Human Performance

Academic Plan 2017-2023

 

  1. Planning Goals (University Goal Statements)

Dept.

Unit Goal

1 yr

2-6 years

New Resources Required

Cost

Source of Resources

Assessment Criteria

University Initiative

University Goal 1: Promote the success of all students.

 

Attract higher quality graduate students, particularly from underserved populations

 

X

Four tuition fellowships

$100,000

Provost

 

1.4

 

Increase percentage of graduate enrollment through recruitment

X

X

None

$30,000

Graduate College and Department

 

1.2

 

Support increasing enrollment

X

X

4 nontenure line faculty

$160,000

Provost

 

1.2

University Goal 2: Offer high quality academic and educational programming.

 

Revise Athletic Training (AT) and Therapeutic Recreation (TR) master's degrees to retain national accreditation for a masters entry-level programs

 

X

Accreditation Fees

$6,000 annual

Provost

 

2.1 & 3.2

 

Propose interdisciplinary MS and PhD in rehabilitation sciences

 

X

Two TT faculty

$150,000

Provost

 

2.1, 2.4, & 2.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Goal 3: Achieve significant progress in research and creative activity as measured by national standards.

 

Expand interdisciplinary research to underserved populations

X

X

 

None

 

 

3.1 & 3.5

 

Expand research through reassigned time to 3-2 for all TT and tenured faculty

 

X

 

$190,000-240,000

Provost

 

3.1, 3.4, & 3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Goal 4: Provide the necessary services, resources, and infrastructure to support the university’s strategic direction.

 

Renovate Jowers to support enrollment growth and research

X

X

Space allocation and renovation funds

3 Million

Provost/HEAF

 

4.9 & 4.15