Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Program Goals and Objectives

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*Beginning fall 2020, the Master of Health
Administration program is planning to
offer the degree on both the Armstrong
and Statesboro campuses through the use
of synchronous classroom technology with
WCHP faculty instructors based on the
Armstrong Campus. Prospective applicants
to the MHA program for fall 2020 will be
required to designate their home campus
preference in HAMPCAS. .

Goal #1-Foster student success

  • Objective #1-Monitor student attainment of education competencies
    • Measurement(s)-(1) student self assessment of competency attainment at program inception and completion; (2) preceptor assessment of student competency attainment and the conclusion of applied learning experience(s).
      • Benchmark(s): (1) 100% of students will self-assess as proficient on all program competencies at program completion; (2) 100% of students will be assessed as proficient on all program competencies by their preceptor(s) at the conclusion of their applied learning experience(s).
  • Objective #2: Monitor student job placement after program completion
    • Measurement(s) – (1) student career placement rates; (2) student post-graduate residency/fellowship placement rates based on responses to MHA Alumni Survey results.
      • Benchmarks: (1) 90% of graduates will be working/advancing in the field of health administration within five years of program completion; (2) 20% of graduates will complete a post-graduate administrative residency or fellowship within five years of program completion.

Goal #2-Foster/promote diversity of student experiences in the MHA program

  • Objective #1 – Monitor demographic characteristics of student applicants to the MHA program.
    • Measurement(s) – (1) monitor number of ethnic minority applicants and admissions to the MHA program; (2) monitor number of years of health-related experience among program applicants and admissions
      • Benchmark(s): (1) 30% or more of MHA admissions will consist of persons from ethnic minority group(s); (2) average years of health related experience among MHA admissions will be one year or greater.
  • Objective #2 – Monitor demographic characteristics of program faculty, preceptors and other program resources (e.g. guest speakers)
    • Measurement(s) – (1) monitor number and type of ethnic minority faculty members; (2) monitor number and type of ethnic minority preceptors and guest speakers/lecturers.
      • Benchmark(s): (1) at least one full-time or part-time faculty member will be from an ethnic minority group; (2) 100% of MHA faculty will utilize at least one ethnic minority guest speaker and/or student preceptor in one or more classes annually.

Goal #3 – Foster / promote excellence in faculty performance

  • Objective #1 – Monitor faculty participation and performance in activities that improve teaching/instructional/pedagogical skills.
    • Measurement(s) – annual faculty evaluation results in the area(s) of instructional/pedagogical skills development
      • Benchmark(s): 100% faculty participation in instructional/pedagogical skills development and satisfactory rating or higher on annual faculty evaluations in this area.
  • Objective #2 – Monitor student evaluations of instructional performance
    • Measurement(s) – Faculty and Course Evaluation (FACE) instrument administered at the conclusion of each course/term.
      • Benchmark(s): 100% of MHSA faculty attaining average course instructional rating of good to excellent across all MHA courses taught per year.
  • Objective #3 – Monitor faculty performance in scholarly activities
    • Measurement(s) – number and type of scholarship related activities engaged in by MHA faculty.
      • Benchmark(s): 100% of MHA faculty will be engaged in one or more activities of scholarship on an annual basis.

Goal #4 – Recruit/admit highly qualified students for success in health administration.

  • Objective #1 – Monitor academic qualifications of students accepted into the MHA program.
    • Measurement(s) – (1) Monitor average undergraduate grade point average for MHA program applicants and admissions; (2) monitor standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT) for MHA program applicants and admissions.
      • Benchmark(s): (1) Average GPA of successful MHA admissions will be 3.2 or higher; (2) Average GRE score will be 900 or higher/average GMAT score will be 450 or higher.
  • Objective #2 – Monitor program completion/graduation rates for all MHA program admissions.
    • Measurement(s) – program completion rates for both full-time as well as part-time students.
      • Benchmark(s): 90% or greater of full-time MHA students will graduate within three years of program matriculation; 80% or greater of part-time MHA students will graduate within three years of program matriculation.

Last updated: 12/11/2017

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