Strategic Planning

Updated: Sept 14, 2017

People

Vision: To lead by becoming a dental home for our patients, an employer of choice, and a nurturing environment for current and future leaders in dentistry.

Goal: Increase the number of faculty, staff, students and alumni from diverse backgrounds.

Success Measure: To increase the number of faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds in all educational programs over the next five years.

Actions Success Measures
The Profile for Success program is sustained for three years.
Submit a grant to an external support.
Sept 2017: Internal funding received for 3 years.

On Schedule
Achieve By: Dec 2017
Establish an Ambassador program to assist with the recruitment of students.
Sustain the 2017 count of students from diverse backgrounds that matriculate.

On Schedule
Achieve By: Jun 2018
Engage the alumni to support an endowment for the Profile for Success program to sustain it in perpetuity.
Increase the Profile for Success endowment to $300,000.

On Schedule
Achieve By: Jun 2020
Maintain the quality of the Profile for Success program.
1.A. 80% or more of the graduates are admitted to a U.S. dental school.

On Schedule
Achieve By: Jan 2020
1.B. 50% of the graduates attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

On Schedule
Achieve By: Jan 2020
Develop a website to connect applicants from diverse backgrounds with student peers a the School of Dentistry.
Website developed.

On Schedule
Achieve By: May 2018
Faculty who serve on search committees learn practices that help to make searches more successful by producing a more diverse candidate pool and hiring the most desirable candidates.
95% of faculty search committee members will attend a Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Increase Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) workshop.

On Schedule
Achieve By: Jan 2019
30% of all faculty will attend at least one cultural competency workshop.

On Schedule
Achieve By: Sep 2018

Goal: Foster individualized career development and create an environment that inspires optimal, rewarding, and enjoyable faculty, staff, and student performance.

Success Measures: Using the results of 2015 Climate Study, by the end of 2015 develop and implement Actions with Success Measures to:

  1. Increase resources that foster an inclusive environment
  2. Create structures to improve communication across the school

Actions Success Measures
Improve the career development skills of mentors in the Staff Mentorship and Ambassador Program through a mentor training program.
One staff who receives either internal or external promotion participates in the Staff Mentorship and Ambassador Program.

On Schedule
Achieve By: September 2018

Ongoing Goals

Achievements

Goal: Increase the number of faculty, staff, students and alumni from diverse backgrounds.
ACTIONS SUCCESS MEASURES
Construct and act upon a plan to recruit a diverse student body.
Increase the enrollment of students from diverse backgrounds for the Class of 2019.

For more information, please see the Recruiting Plan.

Completed: Dec 2014
Reestablish the Profile for Success program, a pipeline program for encouraging
students from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in dentistry.
Obtain support ($42,000) for the Summer 2015 program.
Completed: Nov 2014
Engage the alumni to support an endowment for the Profile for Success program to sustain it in perpetuity.
Establish the Profile for Success endowment with a lead gift of $75,000.
Completed: Jan 2015
The Profile for Success program is sustained for three years
Support is obtained for 10 participants for 6 weeks.
Completed: Jun 2015
Establish an Ambassador program to assist with the recruitment of students.
Increase twofold from 2015 the number of students from diverse backgrounds that matriculate.
Completed: May 2016
Sustain the 2016 count of students from diverse backgrounds that matriculate.
Completed: Jun 2017
Engage the alumni to support an endowment for the Profile for Success program to sustain it in perpetuity.
Increase the Profile for Success endowment to $150,000.
Completed: Dec 2016
In response to the 2015 Climate Study, build into the fabric of the school ongoing cultural competency training.
100% of incoming dental students receive unconscious bias training.
Completed: May 2017
Incoming dental, dental hygiene and graduate students receive unconscious bias training.
Completed: May 2017
25% of faculty and staff unconscious bias training.
Completed: May 2017
Planning for Cultural Competency training is added to the duties of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
Completed: May 2017
Goal: Foster individualized career development and create an environment that inspires optimal, rewarding, and enjoyable faculty, staff, and student performance.
ACTIONS SUCCESS MEASURES
Complete climate study to determine current state of satisfaction of our dental school community.
  • Finalize the study.
  • Share results with school community.
  • Select one or two most critical areas to improve based on the study.
Completed: Jun 2015
Write a diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan that aligns with the campus plan and resolves issues identified in by the Climate Study.
A new committee, MAC/Implementation Committee, is formed.
Completed: Aug 2015

Respond to the recommendations in the Climate Study.
Completed: Mar 2016

Submit an approved School of Dentistry diversity, equity and inclusion plan for incorporation into the campus plan.
Completed: May 2016
Seek feedback on the following:
Improvements suggested by the Multicultural Affairs Committee are incorporated.
Completed: Jan 2016
Pilot the Staff Mentorship and Ambassador Program with 4 existing staff.
4 staff are matched with a mentor, meet biweekly for 3 months and then monthly for three months.
Completed: Aug 2017
Make improvements to the Staff Mentorship and Ambassador Program.
Interview the 4 pilot mentees, as well as their supervisors and mentors to identify improvements to the program.
Completed: Sep 2017

Stewards: Todd Ester, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Richard Fetchiet, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Development; William Giannobile, Chair of Periodontics and Oral Medicine; and Tina Pryor, Human Resources Director