Health Careers Equity Planning

In Progress
Start Term
Fall 2023
End Term
Summer 2024
Project Leads
Dean for the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing; Dean of Equity and Inclusion
Core Team

Dean for the School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing; Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Health Program Directors

Pillars of Success
Student Success
Equity and Inclusion
Financial Sustainability
Strategic Plans
Annual Work Plan
Equity 2030
Project Purpose

Reduce equity and opportunity/access gaps for target populations in health sciences, dental programs, and nursing programs through identifying and addressing systemic challenges and barriers to student success for students from historically marginalized groups.

  • Create report containing qualitative and quantitative data to illustrate the successes and challenges of students in health programs and identifies historically marginalized groups with success gaps.
  • Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing (HSHSN) Leadership will guide the project in a data-informed approach including:
    • Reviewing the selective admission policy and update if needed
    • Reviewing the selective admission criteria and proposing any changes
    • Reviewing the selective admission processes and proposing any changes
    • Complete value stream mapping exercise with institutional effectiveness
    • Develop and refine intake process cycle and recommend actions
  • Develop equity professional development plans
  • Create an equity plan to decrease success gaps
Project Scope
In Scope
  • Qualitative research and analysis
  • Selective admission criteria
  • Onboarding processes for health programs
  • Advising/exploration to determine program fit and possibly alternative career paths
Effectiveness Measures
Key Performance Indicators/Metrics
  • Student Success at the major and prefix level disaggregated by target populations
    • Completion of first term with 2.0 GPA and rate of progress of at least 2/3
    • Fall to spring retention rate
    • Fall to fall retention or graduation rate
  • Student Access
    • Overall representation of college population in health programs.
    • Overall representation of students in selective admissions programs when compared to the applicant pool
  • Feedback from stakeholders (i.e. faculty, staff, students, employers) will be gathered annually
Metric Review and Reporting Schedule

Data collected will be reported annually and included in PATH-MN grant reporting requirements

  • Time
  • Faculty and staff buy-in
  • Workload capacity
  • Programmatic accreditation standards
Financial Impact
  • Enhanced retention will positively impact tuition revenue
  • Professional development will require financial investment