Chancellor Brian Strom announced in December 2013 the launch of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) strategic planning process, designed to enable RBHS to achieve excellence and integration across all health professions, schools, and units. The five-year plan will translate universitywide priorities into the unique context for RBHS, define its aspirations and goals, specify initiatives that the division will pursue, lay out a funding strategy for these initiatives, and identify metrics to measure the success of the initiatives.
A steering committee—consisting of RBHS school and unit faculty representatives, as well as staff, student, community, principal hospital, and non-RBHS Rutgers faculty representatives—was convened in January to oversee the strategic planning process. The steering committee’s charge was to review survey data, consider the future of health care, form working groups focusing on potential signature programs, educational initiatives, and enabling structures, and submit recommendations to Chancellor Strom. The strategic planning process extended from December 2013 through June 2014.