Community Colleges and Public Health: Planning Template
Community colleges responding to the League for Innovation’s Call for Planning to Develop Community College Programs in Public Health should use the following template to submit their plans.
Plans are due January 11, 2017.
Submit plans and appendices as a single Word document attached to an email to Cynthia Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Word document
• Ten (10) page maximum (does not include requested attachments)
• Times New Roman 12 font
• Single space, one inch margin on all sides
Use the following template, including numbering and bold subheadings, to describe your program plan.
1. Program(s) and Credential(s). For each program included in this plan, state the program name, credential(s) offered. Indicate the prototype curricular framework—“Public Health: Generalist and Specializations” or “Health Navigator”—upon which each program will be based. Details on each prototype curricular framework are available in the Community Colleges and Public Health Final Report at www.league.org/ccph.
2. Student Population. Indicate the student population(s) to be served by each planned program, e.g., students preparing for entry into the field; students who are currently employed in the field but lack Health Navigator or related public health credentials; students training in a related field such as nursing who seek additional credential. If more than one student population is to be served, briefly describe how you plan to meet the needs of students with diverse knowledge, experience, and goals.
3. Current Need. If the program is aimed at employment directly after graduation, describe the current need in your area for employees with the credentials your program will provide. If program is aimed at transfer, briefly describe the current availability of places for upper level undergraduate students in the program at likely transfer institutions, and the current need in your area for employees with baccalaureate credentials in the program area. Briefly describe how these needs were determined.
4. Projected Need. If the program is aimed at employment directly after graduation, describe the projected need, for the foreseeable future, for employees with the credentials your program will provide. If program is aimed at transfer, briefly describe (a) the projected availability of places, for the foreseeable future, for upper level undergraduate students in the program at likely transfer institutions, and (b) the projected need, for the foreseeable future, in your area for employees with baccalaureate credentials in the program. Briefly describe the process you used to make these projections.
5. College Experience/Capacity. Describe your college’s experience in the program area or in related areas, and address your college’s capacity to implement and sustain the program. Include your plans for attracting or developing qualified faculty to teach in the program.
6. Partnerships/Advisory Group. Describe how partners/advisory group members were involved in the planning process. Include the role of these groups in planning and in future implementation/sustainability of the program.
7. Articulation. List the names of baccalaureate-granting institutions, if any, with which your program plans to develop articulation agreements for students who wish to transfer upon completion of your program. Briefly describe existing relationships with each institution. Indicate the role, if any, these institutions have had in the planning process.
8. Curricular Overview. Provide a brief overview of the curriculum, including overarching program learning outcomes. Include a list of course titles, numbers, descriptions, and intended student learning outcomes as Appendix A.
9. Support Services. Describe any program-specific student support services you plan to provide.
10. Budget Plan/Enrollment Projections. Briefly describe your three-year budget plan, including enrollment projections. Attach an estimated three-year budget of costs and revenue as Appendix B.
11. Student Cost. What are the projected per-student costs to complete the program?
12. Implementation Plan. Provide a timeline for implementation of the program to include the date the first students will be accepted into the program and the anticipated date of the first graduating class.
13. Program Evaluation. Briefly describe your plans for evaluating the program’s effectiveness in preparing health navigators and/or public health generalists or specialists for transfer or for entry into the workforce.