Strategic Plan 2008-2013
'Changing Times, Transforming Lives'
A Five Year Strategic Plan for the College of Health and Human Development
View the entire College of Health and Human Development Strategic Plan 2008-2013 (.pdf 1.63MB)
From the executive summary:
Our society is rapidly aging and becoming more diverse, the nation’s health care system is overwhelmed and underfunded, and well-documented risk factors such as economic stress and childhood obesity are on the rise. The College of Health and Human Development stands poised to address these changing times by transforming human health, development, and quality of life through excellent research, teaching, and outreach.
HHD is an important strategic investment for the University. The constellation of our academic units, flanked by our innovative and interdisciplinary research centers, makes HHD the only one of its kind in the nation. Undergraduate enrollments have soared in recent years, reflecting job opportunities in the fields of health, social services, tourism, and hospitality. External research support has more than tripled over the last decade, making HHD one of the most research-intensive colleges in the University. A declining number of tenure-track faculty, the flattening out of NIH funding, and the need for greater investment in technology are threats the College must address in order to maintain a competitive advantage and meet the challenges that lie ahead.
Our five-year strategic plan has three goals:
- Creating a stimulating intellectual environment for students
- Galvanizing interdisciplinary research
- Expanding the scope of our outreach activities.
View the entire College of Health and Human Development Strategic Plan 2008-2013 (.pdf, 1.63MB)