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Goals and Objectives

Education: Academic Programs & Instruction

Goal 1: Prepare leaders in public health science and practice to address current and future public health challenges

Measurable objectives:

  • At least 90% of master degree students graduate within 4 years
  • At least 90% of FT doctoral degree students graduate within 7 years
  • At least 90% of PT DrPH students graduate within 9 years 
  • Among those full-time PhD students who passed their preliminary oral exam, 90% are within 3 years of matriculation 
  • Among students and alumni who take the NBPHE exam, 100%  will pass 

Goal 2: Promote, value, and achieve excellence in teaching and learning

Measurable objectives:

  • Primary instructors will be rated as excellent or good for at least 85% of regular on-campus and on-line courses
  • Total student-to-primary faculty ratio will be less than 5 
  • Doctoral student-to-primary faculty ratio will be less than 2
  • SPH will renovate and update at least 3 classrooms annually
  • Renovate at least 3 research laboratory spaces yearly

Research, Practice, and Service

Goal 1: Advance and translate research leading to the discovery of knowledge to improve population health throughout the world

Measurable objectives:

  • More than 2,000 publications in the SCOPUS database will be attributed to one or more SPH faculty annually
  • At least 1,000 sponsored project proposals will be submitted by faculty annually
  • Of all sponsored project proposals submitted, at least 42% will be funded annually
  • Of all DHHS sponsored project proposals submitted, at least 25% will be funded 
  • Sponsored projects will be implemented in all 6 WHO regions of the world

Goal 2: Advance the evidence base for the practice of public health and strengthen local, national, and global partnerships with public health practitioners

Measurable objectives:

  • At least 30 % percent of funded projects will collaborate with a health department 
  • At least 40 % percent of funded projects will collaborate with an NGO 
  • Total enrollment in MOOC courses offered by SPH faculty will exceed 1.5M annually 
  • At least 30 MOOCs will be developed by SPH faculty by 2016 
  • SPH will receive at least 425,000 hits on SPH OpenCourseWare 

Faculty and Students

Goal 1: Recruit and retain diverse, outstanding faculty and students

Measurable objectives:

  • Faculty composition of underrepresented minority groups will be equal or greater than those populations in the country
  • Maintain 50% female faculty leadership 
  • Student composition of underrepresented minority groups will be equal or greater than those populations in the state 
  • At least 95% of professorial faculty will have earned a doctoral degree 
  • Primary instructors will be rated as excellent or good for at least 85% of regular on-campus and on-line courses 
  • Less than 5 primary professorial faculty will leave SPH for reasons other than death or retirement
  • 100% of search committees will have a meeting with a CEDC representative to discuss recruitment of diverse applicants
  • More than 15% of individuals invited for an interview during primary professorial searches will be URM 

Goal 2: Empower faculty and students to achieve excellence in public health scholarship and practice

Measurable objectives:

  • More than 10% primary faculty will participate in a faculty Writing Accountability Group (WAG)
  • All departments will have a faculty mentoring program

The School and Its Environment

Goal 1: Sustain a thriving academic community and environment that embraces diversity in expertise and interests

Measurable objectives:

  • At least 300 faculty from other JHU divisions will hold joint appointments in SPH to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching, reach and practice
  • At least 100 primary faculty will hold joint appointments in other SPH departments to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching, research and practice.

Goal 2: Enhance and enrich our unique ties and obligations to the Baltimore community

Measurable objectives:

  • The School will have a project in all 24 Maryland counties
  • SPH will engage the Baltimore community by having at least 30% of practicum placements in this region
  • SPH will embrace the global mission by having at least 20% of practicum placements in international settings
  • Number of students who register for in service-learning courses and provide service to the Baltimore metropolitan community 
  • Increase the number of courses that have service learning components 
  • Number of students involved in SOURCE volunteer projects will be at least 500 per year

Goal 3: Raise awareness of public health in the global community

Measurable objectives:

  • Continue to collaborate with global partners by having research and/or practice activities in all 6 WHO regions of the world
  • Expand our educational resources through hits on Open Courseware courses 
  • Expand our Global footprint through MOOC enrollments