Questions offered to stimulate thinking

Questions offered to stimulate thinking about the future of our School

 
CATEGORIES

Culture of the School

Education enterprise

Partnerships

Reputation

Financial position

Faculty, staff and students

Infrastructure

Global

Research enterprise

Health policy and regulation

   
 

Culture of the School

  • What values and guiding precepts are important to us?
  • How do we treat people who are diverse in a variety of ways (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, body size, religion, SES, etc.)?
  • What does it feel like to work here?

 

Education enterprise

  • How are our educational programs regarded nationally and internationally?
  • How are our faculty rated by students?
  • What classrooms and technology do we have to enhance learning and teaching?

 

Partnerships

  • With whom beyond our walls do we collaborate?
  • What specific types of partnerships exist?
  • What is our global/local mix of partnerships?

 

Reputation

  • What do others think of us in various domains? – Education, Research, Diversity, Service
  • For what are we most recognized?
  • How are we ranked by national organizations?

 

Financial position

  • What scholarship and support services do we have for students?
  • What philanthropic support do we have?
  • How competitive is our compensation for faculty and staff?

 

Our team: faculty, staff and students

  • How diverse are we in terms of race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and other characteristics?
  • Are we able to recruit and retain the best, most committed and brightest people?
  • Do we work effectively across departments and centers?

 

Infrastructure

  • What are the physical and virtual environments in which we work?
  • Sufficient, good space?
  • Adequate budget support?
  • Attractive environment?

 

Global

  • In what academic areas are we known?
  • How are we organized to optimize our global reach?
  • What are we leading and doing?

 

Research enterprise: School, departments, institutes and centers

  • Do we excel in getting grants and contracts?
  • Diversified funding portfolio? Success rates?
  • How diversified is funding?
  • Are we making a difference – discoveries, citation rates, adoption of programs/policies, and licensing revenue?

 

Health policy and regulation

  • What leadership roles do we play pertaining to key state and national issues?
  • How much do we influence state and national health policies?
  • What role do we plan in creating public health-oriented systems through health reform?