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Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Mission:

PTRS advocates for and advances societal health by optimizing wellness and human movement or function through excellence in education, research, clinical practice, and service.

Vision:

By integrating education, research, clinical practice, and service PTRS excels in:

  • Graduating culturally competent professionals capable of delivering excellent patient centered clinical care through critical thinking, evidence based practice, and lifelong learning.
  • Providing new knowledge and evidence that enhances rehabilitation sciences and supports clinical practice through expertise, innovation, and technology.
  • Guiding and promoting the physical therapy profession and rehabilitation sciences through engagement with scientific and professional organizations as well as local, national, and international communities.

Values:

These values will serve as the basis for PTRS to fulfill its mission and achieve its vision.

  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Diversity, cultural competence, and inclusivity
  • Social responsibility
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Respect, ethical behavior, integrity, and professionalism
  • Fiscal responsibility

Goal #1: Achieve and be recognized as a leader in education, research, clinical practice and scholarship

Objective #1: Enhance integration of foundational and clinical content in the DPT curriculum to improve outcomes and achieve educational and curricular innovation

Strategies:

  • Block Leader Meetings
  • Faculty Meetings
  • CCC Meetings
  • Curriculum Day

Objective #2: Recognized excellence for Leadership in IPE

Strategies:

  • Increase funded faculty for research in IPE
  • Increase teaching faculty trained for IPE
  • Branding/symposiums/award recognition for IPE
  • Student involvement in IPE

Objective #3: Develop innovative curricular offerings

Strategies:

  • Dual degree programs
  • Residency Programs
  • Mechanisms to promote curricular flexibility (MSc, research electives, community engagement etc.)
  • Continuing Education with clinical partners and alumni
  • Use of technology to enhance curricular offerings such as CE
  • PTRS leads new biomedical/rehabilitation engineering training program

Objective #4: Increase funding to support educational mission

Strategies:

  • Increase philanthropy directed toward education (community programs, conferences, special programming, endowments, professorships, equipment, renovations)
  • Seek and secure grants for innovative educational programs

Objective #5: Ensure an infrastructure of human and physical resources

Strategies:

  • Maximize and prioritize resources by establishing a financial sustainability plan
  • Recruit and retain highly-qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students (scholarships, merit, professorships)
  • Optimize the learning, research, and clinical practice environments (space, equipment, technology, etc.)

Objective #6: Increase faculty research productivity and scholarly products

Strategies:

  • Enhance development of all investigators
  • Increase the number and percent of total faculty engaged in federally funded research through collaborative engagement
  • Facilitate all teaching faculty involvement with funded research
  • Increase federal and overall grant funding

Objective #7: Establish a national center of balance and mobility rehabilitation research

Strategies:

  • Attain 3 federally funded researchers focused on balance and mobility Rehabilitation
  • Develop infrastructure and resources to support center (research Engineer
  • Dean’s support for pilot projects, centralized support personnel
  • Engage interdisciplinary researchers to support center
  • Establish rehabilitation engineering as a core component of the center

Objective #8: Enhance service and clinical practice activities

Strategies:

  • Evaluate the viability of sustaining the Service Learning Center (SLC) and/or development of a broader Service Center
  • Investigate opportunities with SOM clinical services
  • Optimize position for inclusion in UMCP Performance Center

Objective #9: Strengthen stakeholder relationships

Strategies:

  • Increase engagement with student body, alumni, professional community, clinical partners, faculty, staff, and citizens
  • Add UMRN partnerships

Goal #2: Establish and implement a plan for financial growth

Objective #1: Increase enrollment in the DPT program

Strategies:

  • Determine % of growth and resource capacity

Objective #2: Increase philanthropic support

Strategies:

  • Annual giving
  • Major gifts
  • Partner with internal stakeholders (faculty referrals)
  • Stewardship
  • Engage alumni (build sense of community)

Objective #3: Establish a plan (if feasible) of clinical models for generating revenue

Strategies:

  • Discuss/analyze with SOM administration (system-wide relationships)

Goal #3: Increase internal and external visibility of PTRS

Objective #1: Establish the PTRS Brand

Strategies:

  • Develop policies and procedures for branding
  • Determine points of pride in research (clinical conditions of aging, stroke, falls), DPT education (IPE and block curriculum), community service, PhD program, leadership and involvement in professional service, alumni
  • Brand PTRS website and establish social media presence