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          School of Public Health and Health Professions                    Self Study Report  April 2009    Council on Education for Public Health  Accreditation Site Visit: May 4‐6, 2009  © 2004 University at Buffalo | James Cavanaugh  SELF STUDY TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 1 CRITERION 1.0 THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Criterion 1.1 Mission....................................................................................................... 5  Criterion 1.2 Evaluation and Planning .......................................................................... 11  Criterion 1.3 Institutional Environment ......................................................................... 25  Criterion 1.4 Organization and Administration .............................................................. 33  Criterion 1.5 Governance ............................................................................................. 45  Criterion 1.6 Resources................................................................................................ 61 CRITERION 2.0 INSTRUCTIONAL PAROGRAMS Criterion 2.1 Master of Public Health Degree ................................................................. 3  Criterion 2.2 Program Length ......................................................................................... 7  Criterion 2.3 Pubic Health Core Knowledge ................................................................... 9  Criterion 2.4 Practical Skills.......................................................................................... 11  Criterion 2.5 Culminating Experience ........................................................................... 17  Criterion 2.6 Required Competencies .......................................................................... 19  Criterion 2.7 Assessment Procedures 29 Criterion 2.8 Other Professional Degrees .................................................................... 41  Criterion 2.9 Academic Degrees .................................................................................. 47  Criterion 2.10 Doctoral Degrees ..................................................................................... 53  Criterion 2.11 Joint Degrees........................................................................................... 57  Criterion 2.12 Distance Education or Executive Degree Programs ................................ 59 Criterion 3.0 CREATION, APPLICATION, AND ADVANCEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE Criterion 3.1 Research ................................................................................................... 3  Criterion 3.2 Service ..................................................................................................... 17  Criterion 3.3 Workforce Development .......................................................................... 33 Criterion 4.0 FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Criterion 4.1 Faculty Qualifications ................................................................................. 3  Criterion 4.2 Faculty Policies and Procedures ............................................................. 27  Criterion 4.3 Faculty and Staff Diversity ....................................................................... 33  Criterion 4.4 Student Recruitment and Admissions ...................................................... 45  Criterion 4.5 Student Diversity...................................................................................... 61  Criterion 4.6 Advising and Career Counseling 65  Table of Contents i University at Buffalo TABLE OF TABLES AND FIGURES CRITERION 1.0 THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Table 1.2.c School performance on measures related to its goals and objectives ........................................................................ 16 Figure 1.3.b Organizational chart, SUNY, Buffalo ....................................................... 26 Figure 1.4.a nal Structure of Dean’s Office and Academic Departments, SPHHP ............................................................. 34 Figure 1.4.b Organization Structure for the MPH Program .......................................... 35 Figure 1.5.c SPHHP Standing Committees Organization Chart .................................. 50 Table 1.6.a University Indirect Rates on Grant Funding ............................................. 62 Table 1.6.b Sources of Funds and Expenditures, by major categories, Fiscal Years 2003 to 2008 ....................................................................... 63 Table 1.6.d Faculty Headcount by MPH Concentration Area ..................................... 64 Table 1.6.e Faculty, Students, and Student/Faculty Ratios by Department ............... 65 Table 1.6.f Support Staff ............................................................................................ 67 Table 1.6.g-1 Overall Space (in square feet) of the School by Entity ............................ 68 2 ce School by Location ........................ 69 Table 1.6.h School Laboratory Space by Location ..................................................... 70 Table 1.6.m Outcome Measures Related to Adequacy of Resources ......................... 74 CRITERION 2.0 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Table 2.1.a Instructional Matrix ..................................................................................... 4 Table 2.3 Public Health Core Knowledge .................................................................. 9 Table 2.4.b Practice Experience Agencies and Preceptors, Summer 2006–Spring 2008 ..................................................................... 13 Table 2.6.b-1 ASPH Competencies Addressed by MPH Core Courses ........................ 19 Table 2.7.b-1 Degree Completion Rates in Normal Time Period ................................... 32 2 Job Placement ......................................................................................... 33 Table 2.7.c Reasons MPH Students Do Not Graduate Within an Acceptable Time Period ........................................................................... 33 Table 2.7.d Destination of Graduates by Department or Specialty Area for Each of the Last 3 Years ............................................................ 36 Table 2.7.e Performance on National Examinations 2004 – 2008 ............................. 37 Table 2.7.f Graduates’ Ratings of Their Preparation by Competency Area ............... 38 Table 2.8.b How Core Essentials Align with ASPH Competencies ............................ 43 Table 2.9.c Culminating Experience by Degree Program .......................................... 50 Table 2.10.b Data on Doctoral Degree Programs ........................................................ 54 CRITERION 3.0 CREATION, APPLICATION, AND ADVANCEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE Table 3.1.d Research Outcome Measures ................................................................. 13 Table 3.2.b Community Service Activities .................................................................. 21 Table 3.2.c Outcome Measures of the Scope of Faculty Involvement in Service, 2005 – 2008 ............................................................................... 30 Table 3.3.b Headcount Data for the Two Certificate Programs, and for Health Professionals and Public Health Practitioners Enrolled in Graduate Courses on Either a Non-Matriculated or Matriculated basis .................. 34 Table 3.3.c Continuing Education Programs Conducted by SPHHP ......................... 35 Table of Contents ii University at Buffalo CRITERION 4.0 FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS Table 4.1.a Faculty who Support Degree Offerings of the School or Program by Department ........................................................................................... 4 Table 4.1.b Other Faculty Used to Support Teaching Programs ................................ 18 Table 4.1.d Outcome Measures of Faculty Qualification ............................................ 24 Table 4.3.a Summary Demographic Data for Current Core and Other Faculty .......... 34 Table 4.3.b Demographic Data for Full-Time Staff ..................................... 34 Table 4.3.f-1 Outcome Measure: Demographics of Staff and Faculty .......................... 41 2 Ethnic and Gender Diversity of the Community ....................................... 42 3 Gender Diversity of Doctorate Recipients .............................. 42 Table 4.4.d Quantitative Information on Applicants, Acceptances, and Enrollments, by Specialty Area for the last 3 years ................................. 54 Table 4.4.e Students Enrolled in each Degree Program (Area of Specialization) Identified in Instructional Matrix for each of the last 3 years .................... 57 Table 4.4.f Outcome Measures for Recruiting a Well Qualified Study Body ............. 59 Table 4.5.c Demographic Characteristics of the Student Body, Including Data on Applicants and Admissions for each of the last 3 years ............ 63 Table 4.5.d Recruiting a Diverse Study Body ....................... 64 Table 4.6.b Written Complaints/Grievances over the Past Three Years .................... 69 Table of Contents iii University at Buffalo Table of Contents iv University at Buffalo Introduction The University at Buffalo (UB) has had major programs in public health and in health professions for many decades. In 2003, the new School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) committed to becoming an accredited school of public health, while maintaining accreditations in dietetics, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Our School has had the explicit intellectual and financial support of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Health Sciences of UB, with a comprehensive build-out plan including financing, space assignments, renovations, and new departments. All of our Departments are related by a focus on health and well-being. When brought together within the new School, there was some diversity of practices, policies, and procedures as well as many fundamental commonalities arising from the rules of a unionized context and the policies and procedures of the State University of New York (SUNY) system as well as UB itself. Excellent progress has been made in creating an appropriate level of uniformity in policies and procedures; and this collaborative process has been good for the School. A grant from the Josiah Macy Foundation is also helping connect programs within the School by means of inclusive working groups that began the process of developing an innovative new core curriculum that will ensure grounding in public health, evidence-based practice, and communication & professionalism across all programs in the School. The “communication & professionalism” focus area within that curriculum includes content that calls attention to the importance of cultural competence, diversity, and disparities across all programs in the School. The CEPH self-study process is not only essential to our becoming an accredited school of public health but is also working to make us better as a School. Introduction 1 University at Buffalo                                    Criterion 1.0  The School of Public Health  © 2005 University at Buffalo | Douglas Levere  TABLE OF CONTENTS CRITERION 1.0 THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Criterion 1.1 Mission....................................................................................................... 5  Criterion 1.2 Evaluation and Planning .......................................................................... 11  Criterion 1.3 Institutional Environment ......................................................................... 25  Criterion 1.4 Organization and Administration .............................................................. 33  Criterion 1.5 Governance ............................................................................................. 45  Criterion 1.6 Resources................................................................................................ 61 TABLE OF TABLES AND FIGURES CRITERION 1.0 THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Table 1.2.c School performance on measures related to its goals and objectives ........................................................................ 16 Figure 1.3.b Organizational chart, SUNY, Buffalo ....................................................... 26 Figure 1.4.a nal Structure of Dean’s Office and Academic Departments, SPHHP ............................................................. 34 Figure 1.4.b Organization Structure for the MPH Program .......................................... 35 Figure 1.5.c SPHHP Standing Committees Organization Chart .................................. 50 Table 1.6.a University Indirect Rates on Grant Funding ............................................. 62 Table 1.6.b Sources of Funds and Expenditures, by major categories, Fiscal Years 2003 to 2008 ....................................................................... 63 Table 1.6.d Faculty Headcount by MPH Concentration Area ..................................... 64 Table 1.6.e Faculty, Students, and Student/Faculty Ratios by Department ............... 65 Table 1.6.f Support Staff ............................................................................................ 67 Table 1.6.g-1 Overall Space (in square feet) of the School by Entity ............................ 68 2 ce School by Location ........................ 69 Table 1.6.h School Laboratory Space by Location ..................................................... 70 Table 1.6.m Outcome Measures Related to Adequacy of Resources ......................... 74 Table of Contents Criterion 1.0 3 University at Buffalo Table of Contents Criterion 1.0 4 University at Buffalo CRITERION 1.0 THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Criterion 1.1 Mission. The school shall have a clearly formulated and publicly stated mission with supporting goals and objectives. The school shall foster the development of professional public health values, concepts and ethical practice. 1.1.a A clear and concise mission statement for the school as a whole. The mission of the School is to improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals through disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, research, and service. The School’s vision statement is as follows: The School will be a leading school of public health and health professions recognized for the advantages of its combination of related academic programs that promote the understanding, prevention, and treatment of disease and disability, thereby improving the health of populations, communities, and individuals from regionally to globally. 1.1.b One or more goal statements for each major function by which the school intends to attain its mission, including instruction, research, and service. Goal 1 (Education): provide an academic environment that includes foundational preparation in public health, evidence-based practice, and communication & professionalism for all students and prepares graduates for success as public health professionals, practitioners in the health professions, educators, and researchers Goal 2 (Research): conduct research that relates to health issues faced by populations, communities, and individuals Goal 3 (Service): provide service to communities (from local to global), the university, and scholarly and professional organizations 1.1.c A set of measureable objectives relating to each major function through which the school intends to achieve its goals and instruction, research, and service. Goal 1 (Education): provide an academic environment that includes foundational preparation in public health, evidence-based practice, and communication and professionalism for all students and prepares graduates for success as public health professionals, practitioners in the health professions, educators, and researchers Objective E1. Achieve and maintain accreditation of the School by the Council on Education for Public Health and maintain the accreditation of the health professional programs in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and in the Department of Rehabilitation Science. Measured by:  accreditation status of the School and programs  accreditation self studies  reports of accreditation site teams Criterion 1.1 5 University at Buffalo