Critical Issue 4

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"St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) launched our new strategic plan, STLCOP 20/20, in June 2011. The plan has identified five critical issues, the fourth of which is culture. For this critical issue, the College will examine how best to create and sustain a nurturing and enriching environment to ensure the professional and personal growth of students, faculty, staff, and alumni."

Culture

How does STLCOP create and sustain a nurturing and enriching environment to ensure the professional and personal growth of students, faculty, staff, and alumni?

  • Identify the desired culture that will enable the College to achieve its strategic mission.
    • Assess the current culture, its strengths and areas for improvement, and identify the behaviors that should be retained within the culture and the behaviors that are needed to move forward.
    • Develop a strategy and systems (both human capital and facilities) that will produce the desired positive human behaviors, interactions, and shared values that enable the College to achieve the desired culture.
    • Position the College to be a model of diversity in the community* and the profession.
    • Define diversity for the College.
    • Develop policies, procedures, and strategies to ensure broad and inclusive recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff , and students.
  • Position the College to be a model of diversity in the community and the profession.
    • Define diversity for the College.
    • Develop policies, procedures, and strategies to ensure broad and inclusive recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students.
  • Increase opportunities for faculty, staff, and alumni development.
    • Review, evaluate, and develop, if necessary, a comprehensive faculty development plan.
    • Identify career development opportunities and strategies for growth and promotion for staff members that will instill the value of lifelong learning.a
    • Identify mechanisms to increase engagement of alumni with a goal of making STLCOP a lifelong academic home for its graduates.
    • Establish a professional and career development center on campus to assist students, alumni, faculty, and staff.