CHHS Holds its Second Faculty and Staff Meeting

CHHS Holds its Second Faculty and Staff Meeting

The Spring 2017 CHHS Faculty and Staff Meeting

Dean Hardy welcomed all faculty and staff on Feb. 14, 2017 for the spring 2017 faculty and staff meeting. 

Highlights of the meeting included:

  1. A review of the five priorities that the College is focusing on this spring:
    • Updating and refining our college-level strategic plan to achieve congruency with the newly developed UNCW Strategic Plan;
    • Completing the pre-planning process for the new Allied Health/Health Sciences building;
    • Expanding our curriculum by developing new degree programs as informed by the work of Education Advisory Board);
    • Conducting an analysis of our organizational structure and developing policies and procedures to enhance effectiveness and efficiencies; and
    • Conducing an analysis of our communications and marketing model. 

  2.  ‘Shout-Outs’ spanning across the College, including hearty congratulations to:
    • Chris Hall and Susan Sinclair – promotions to full professor
    • April Matthias -- promotion to associate professor with tenure
    • Peter Nguyen for being selected as the Faculty Associate in the Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    • Barb Lutz for mentoring two honors nursing students and to Penny Sauer for mentoring an honors student research project - all three students will be presenting their research at a national-level conference.
    • Angie Vandenberg for receiving the Community Volunteer Tin Man Biggest Heart Award from the Carousel Center
    • RuthAnne Kuiper and Beth Gazza for their leadership in the successful launch of the MS - Nurse Educator concentration in the OAP model
    • Kirk Brown for his work with Chris Lantz and Kathy Browder to submit the intent to plan proposal to General Administration for the M.S. in Athletic Training
    • The CHHS Strategic Planning Task Force – this group of faculty and staff have been working hard to revise and adapt our College Strategic Plan
    • Laurie Badzek for her acceptance into the 2017 AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program
    • Chris Lantz for securing a $25,000 endowed scholarship for SHAHS
    • Laurie Badzek for facilitating a $15,000 gift to bolster faculty research grants in the SON
    • Noell Rowan and Heather Lang for facilitating a $3,000 unrestricted gift for the SSW. All of these activities are facilitated by the work of Tanya Armour, the director of development for major gifts within CHHS
    • Justine Reel for working with the CHHS Research and Innovation Advisory Councils to publish “Hot Off the Press Publications” and “Faculty Talks” in CHHSTalk as well as a mid-year research productivity report that received kudos from Chancellor Sartarelli.
  3. Senior analyst Jane Alexander and analyst Tim Higgins from the Education Advisory Board summarized the company’s approach to identifying academic programs for expansion and gave a brief overview of their top recommendations for immediate development. These recommendations include:
    • Bachelor in Respiratory Therapy
    • Online Certificate in Health Informatics
    • Master of Health Administration
  4. An update on the CHHS Strategic Planning revision was provided by Jared Kerr, chair of the CHHS Strategic Planning Task Force. Jared reviewed the goals of the task force, which include:
    • Aligning the College’s goals and objectives to the 2016-21 UNCW Strategic Plan – Completed by 2016
    • Providing a ‘working draft’ of the CHHS Strategic Plan – Anticipated completion by March 2017
    • Creating an assessment matrix and finalizing the CHHS Strategic Plan – to take place before May 2017
    • Revising and adapting the CHHS Strategic Plan – Anticipated completion by May 2017

  5. Kristin Bolton, Nancy Ahern and Brandi Crowe reviewed the adaptation process and presented on the development of an interprofessional research methods course pilot. The CHHS 492 trial course will be launched in fall 2017.