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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: 6/10/2021