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Implementation Plan Action Steps

The dental school has identified numerous action steps as part of the implementation phase of its Strategic Plan.  As of September 2008, the plan consists of a total of 22 action steps. The person assigned to each action step is also listed in parenthesis.  If you have questions about an action step or would like to provide input on a particular item, please contact the designated person. 

22 Action Steps

  1. Invite the Director of the Pacific Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to provide an active learning workshop at Faculty Development Day in June 2008 and on a monthly basis to provide assistance as identified in the Faculty Needs Survey. (Audrey Goodell) Merged with task 15 (08/25/08)
  2. Develop formal evaluation system for Chairs, Associate and Assistant Deans. (Dorothy Burk)
  3. Establish formalized, comprehensive peer evaluation system. (Leigh Anderson)
  4. Improvement of our current evaluation system for Staff. (Marco Castellanos)
  5. Retain the "scholarship of teaching and learning" in the portfolio of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to ensure representation at the Dean's cabinet level. (Pat Ferrillo) Completed 08/11/08
  6. Hire an innovative Academic Dean to review/revamp the curriculum. (Pat Ferrillo) Completed 08/11/08
  7. Combine the Basic Science Department into a Department of Biomedical Sciences. (Pat Ferrillo)
  8. Conduct bi-Annual Staff/Administration/Faculty Meetings. (Emmanuel Boyd)
  9. Post all positions internally within the school; including Faculty and Administrative Appointments - Consider: development of new process, posting sites/length, application forms, and search committees. (Armando Ortega)
  10. Review and develop new action items corresponding to Mission Statement Item 6 (Develop and promote policies addressing the needs of society) and Strategic Direction 2 (Develop professionals committed to improving the health of all people). (Cindy Lyon)
  11. Acknowledge, encourage and reward students and residents for volunteerism and service-learning projects. (Chris Miller)
  12. Acquire and implement a comprehensive electronic patient record system. (Richard Fredekind)
  13. Complete a facility master plan to include: teaching (all learning spaces), research, faculty practice, labs, continuing education, and technology needs. The plan should recognize the priority of the clinics and maximize space utilization throughout the school. It should also be based on themes appropriate to Pacific based on the input of the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Research and Scholarship Directors, and Research and Scholarship Committee. (Craig Yarborough)
  14. More clearly define "scholarship of teaching and learning" (SoTL) to maximize the benefit of this activity for faculty promotion and tenure. (Nader Nadershahi)
  15. Align IT, Instructional Development and Classroom Services support functions and staff to assist faculty with adopting current developments in technology. Invite the Director of the Pacific Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to provide an active learning workshop at Faculty Development Day in June 2008 and on a monthly basis to provide assistance as identified in the Faculty Needs Survey. (formerly task 1) Establish relationship with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (Stockton Campus) to promote research on teaching and learning. (formerly task 20) (Audrey Goodell) Educational and Information Technology Advisory Committee formed 09/19/08
  16. Conduct a Competitive salary review and develop an implementation plan. (Kara Bell)
  17. Create integrated biomedical science courses (Internal Medicine for Dentist, Oral Medicine, and Infectious Diseases) that dovetail with the Integrated Clinical Sciences course. (Nader Nadershahi)
  18. Conduct a comprehensive review of current curriculum management with recommendations for comprehensive curriculum management. (Nader Nadershahi)
  19. Evaluate extramural rotation blocks for opportunities to improve the educational experience via an Advising Council of students, staff and rotation faculty, chairs and community health professionals. (Paul Subar)
  20. Establish relationship with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (Stockton Campus) to promote research on teaching and learning. (Audrey Goodell) Merged with task 15 08/25/08
  21. Develop standing committee for all diversity issues. (Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Age, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Cultural, etc.) (Mary Lynch)
  22. Raise the faculty's awareness of the Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI), as well as of innovations being adopted by other schools. (Anders Nattestad)