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 objectives for the five-year plan are to 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.
The RBHS strategic plan was reviewed within RBHS and universitywide in July and August 2014, reviewed by multiple Rutgers Board of Governors and Board of Trustees subcommittees in September and early October, and approved early in October. The final strategic plan was unveiled and announced on October 13, 2014.